Ben's School Daze - A story of being overwhelmed in a sensory world
Ben's School Daze - A story of being overwhelmed in a sensory world is a fantastic new Australian publication by Robyn Sims and Joanne Larcom.
Ben's School Daze tells the story of Ben, a lively and active boy, who finds the sensory experiences within his day to be overwhelming. Loud noises vibrate through his body and "shoes and socks bother him... they never feel just right". This can make it hard for Ben to be a good student. But don't worry, his teacher and mum know what to do to help him through his day.
A lovely story for children, parents and carers, educators and other professionals to read to help them better understand what it feels like to function everyday in a world that feels overwhelming to the senses.
Information about Sensory Processing Disorder and ideas to be used in the classroom are included at the back of the book.
Reviews Carol Kranowitz, Author, The Out-of-Sync Child - A just-right story to read at home and school! For children and adults - with and without sensory issues - it captures how it feels to be in Ben's shoes.
Tracey Butler, Director SPD Australia & Links to Learning - A book that parents and teachers alike have been waiting for. "Awareness brings Understanding" you have managed to succinctly provide this within the pages of this valuable book. The artwork perfectly depicts many of the little faces we so commonly see as they struggle through a world that at many times feels overwhelming.
About the Authors Robyn Sims is a paedatric occupational therapist who works in private practice with many children with sensory challenges. Joanne Larcom is a mother to four beautiful children, one of whom has sensory processing challenges.
About the Illustrator Helen Devenish is a North Queensland artist who as been painting and creating beautiful pieces of art for over 30 years.