Book Club - Linking Sensory Integration and Mental Health: Nurturing Self-Regulation in Infants and Young Children
We all live surrounded by a sensory “bath” of incoming information, and the ability to filter, process, and transform sensations into meaning is key to a regulated, organized and adaptive fulfillment of development.
Linking Sensory Integration and Mental Health: Nurturing Self-regulation in Infants and Young Children by Susan Stallings-Sahler and Gilbert M Foley, published by ZERO TO THREE, builds bridges among concepts, disciplines, interventions, professionals and parents.
The Occupational Therapy/sensory integration and Psychology/infant and early childhood mental health perspectives are paralleled and integrated with the aim of illuminating linkages between sensation and mentation, soma and psyche. This book delves into the sensory systems themselves, their normal functions and neurological underpinnings; as well as the sequelae of expanding consequences from infant to family and their daily environments when these systems fail to process incoming sensation effectively and efficiently. Self-regulatory disorder in the infant, as well as behavioral transactions with any similarly-affected family members, impacts the family’s overall adaptation and mental health as a system.
The book aims to synthesize theoretical concepts, scientific evidence, and practical, insightful applications for identification and intervention in clinics, classrooms, and daily life of infants, toddlers and young children with sensory processing and mental health risks and disorders.
The book can be purchased here.
Date & Time
February 28th, 2023
10:00 AM- 11:30 AM