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Psychological Interventions for Children with Sensory Dysregulation


Sensory processing difficulties can lead to puzzling, hard-to-treat emotional and behavioral challenges in children and adolescents. For example, children who can't filter normal background sounds may seem anxious, those oversensitive to touch may seem phobic, and those who seek sensory input may appear hyperactive. Filled with case vignettes, this highly informative guide helps mental health clinicians recognize and address sensory dysregulation that may co-occur with or be misdiagnosed as anxiety disorders, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, and other psychological or behavioral problems. In rich detail, the authors illustrate how to modify cognitive-behavioral therapy and other evidence-based interventions to meet this population's unique needs and make treatment more effective. Reproducible clinical tools can be downloaded and printed in a convenient 8½" x 11" size.

Ruth Goldfinger Golomb, LCPC, is a clinician at the Behavior Therapy Center of Greater Washington, in Silver Spring, Maryland, where she has worked with children and adults with anxiety and related disorders since the mid-1980s. She has led many workshops, seminars, and training programs and has written articles for journals and newsletters. A member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Trichotillomania Learning Center, Ms. Golomb is coauthor of two books, including A Parent Guide to Hair Pulling Disorder (with Suzanne Mouton-Odum).

Suzanne Mouton-Odum, PhD, is Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Baylor College of Medicine and a psychologist in private practice in Houston, Texas. She has extensive training in cognitive-behavioral treatment for children, adolescents, and adults with anxiety and related disorders. Dr. Mouton-Odum is a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Trichotillomania Learning Center and past president of both the Texas Psychological Foundation and the Houston Psychological Association. She has published numerous scientific journal articles, presents at national conferences, and is coauthor of two books for the general public.

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ISBN 9781462527021

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