Too Loud, Too Bright, Too Fast, Too Tight - Sharon Heller (Paperback)

What to Do If You Are Sensory Defensive in an Overstimulating World

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Barcode
9780060932923
Department
Books
Released
2 Dec 2003
Supply Source
USA

Book

Author
Sharon Heller
Subtitle
What to Do If You Are Sensory Defensive in an Overstimulating World
Binding
Paperback
Publisher
Harpercollins
Edition
Reprint
Language
English
Number of Pages
384
Dimensions
197 x 127 x 25mm (299g)

Annotation

Defines Sensory Defensive Disorder as a frequently misdiagnosed problem, noting the factors that contribute to the disorder while presenting a holistic treatment approach that discusses sensory-motor strategies, occupational therapy, and other interventions. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.

Summary

With empathy, compassion, and practical tools, a developmental psychologist and sufferer of Sensory Defensive Disorder (SD) sheds light on a little known but common affliction in which sufferers react to harmless stimuli as irritating, distracting, or dangerous

We all know what it feels like to be irritated by loud music, accosted by lights that are too bright, or overwhelmed by a world that moves too quickly. But millions of people suffer from Sensory Defensive Disorder (SD), a common affliction in which people react to harmless stimuli not just as a distracting hindrance, but a potentially dangerous threat. Sharon Heller, Ph.D. is not only a trained psychologist, she is sensory defensive herself. Bringing both personal and professional perspectives, Dr. Heller is the ideal person to tell the world about this problem that will only increase as technology and processed environments take over our lives. In addition to heightening public awareness of this prevalent issue, Dr. Heller provides tools and therapies for alleviating and, in some cases, even eliminating defensiveness altogether.

Until now, the treatment for sensory defensiveness has been successfully implemented in Learning Disabled children in whom defensiveness tends to be extreme. However, the disorder has generally been unidentified in adults who think they are either overstimulated, stressed, weird, or crazy. These sensory defensive sufferers live out their lives stressed and unhappy, never knowing why or what they can do about it. Now, with Too Loud, Too Bright, Too Fast, Too Tight, they have a compassionate spokesperson and a solution&;oriented book of advice.

Non-Fiction

General Subject
Health/Fitness
BISAC Subject 1
Health & Fitness / General
BISAC Subject 2
Psychology / General
BIC Classification 1
Family & health
BIC Classification 2
Psychology
Library Subject 1
Senses and sensation
Library Subject 2
Perceptual disorders
Library Subject 3
Sensory stimulation
Academic Subject 1
Senses And Sensation
Dewey Classification
610

Inside Flap

In the publishing tradition of Driven to Distraction or The Boy Who Couldn't Stop Washing, this prescriptive book by a developmental psychologist and sufferer of Sensory Defensive Disorder (SD) sheds light on a little known but common affliction in which sufferers react to harmless stimuli as irritating, distracting or dangerous.

We all know what it feels like to be irritated by loud music, accosted by lights that are too bright, or overwhelmed by a world that moves too quickly. But millions of people suffer from Sensory Defensive Disorder (SD), a common affliction in which people react to harmless stimuli not just as a distracting hindrance, but a potentially dangerous threat.Sharon Heller, Ph.D. is not only a trained psychologist, she is sensory defensive herself. Bringing both personal and professional perspectives, Dr. Heller is the ideal person to tell the world about this problem that will only increase as technology and processed environments take over our lives. In addition to heightening public awareness of this prevalent issue, Dr. Heller provides tools and therapies for alleviating and, in some cases, even eliminating defensiveness altogether.

Until now, the treatment for sensory defensiveness has been successfully implemented in Learning Disabled children in whom defensiveness tends to be extreme. However, the disorder has generally been unidentified in adults who think they are either overstimulated, stressed, weird, or crazy. These sensory defensive sufferers live out their lives stressed and unhappy, never knowing why or what they can do about it. Now, with Too Loud, Too Bright, Too Fast, Too Tight, they have a compassionate spokesperson and a solution&;oriented book of advice.

Author Bio

Heller, Sharon: -

Sharon Heller, Ph.D., is the author of The Vital Touch and teaches courses in psychology. She received her master's degree from the University of Chicago and her doctorate from Loyola University of Chicago. She lives in South Florida.

Review Quotes

"A fascinating account of how sensation can run amok and cause problems. "--New York Newsday