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Not Just Spirited: A Mom's Sensational Journey with Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD)
What would you do if your child suffered with something so severe it affected every aspect of her life?
And what if your cries for help fell on deaf ears at every
turn? You'd follow your gut and fight until someone listened. And that's what
Chynna Laird did. When she was just three months old, Jaimie's reactions to people
and situations seemed odd. She refused any form of touch, she gagged at
smells, she was clutzy and threw herself around and spent most of her day screaming
with her hands over her ears and eyes.
By the time she turned two, Jaimie was so fearful of her world they spent most
days inside. What was wrong with Chynna's miracle girl? Why wouldn't anyone
help her figure it out? Jaimie wasn't "just spirited" as her physician suggested nor
did she lack discipline at home. When Jaimie was diagnosed with Sensory Processing
Disorder (SPD) at two-and-a-half, Chynna thought she had "the answer,"
but that was just the start of a three-year quest for the right treatments to bring
the Jaimie she loved so much out for others to see. With the right diagnosis and
treatment suited to Jaimie, this family finally felt hope. Not Just Spirited is one
mother's journey to finding peace for her daughter, Jaimie. As Chynna says often,
"Knowledge breeds understanding. And that's so powerful."
Parents and Therapists Praise Not Just Spirited
"Chynna's memoir is sure to encourage other parents to advocate
with the same determination for their own sensational children."
--Carol Kranowitz, author
The Out-of-Sync Child
"I only wish I had this book earlier. Even though my daughter and I live with
this every day, I learned a lot from this book, and will return to my family with
renewed hope and energy!"
"Chynna's words touched my heart. Her memoir validated the overwhelming
feelings I went through myself with my own daughter's struggles with her
SPD. Raising and loving a child with severe SPD is draining for both your
mind and your physical body. However, with a strong faith in God and the instincts
only a mother can have, there is hope. Not Just Spirited will fill your soul
with spirit and give you the strength needed to endure your own child's challenging
behaviors, leading you on an enlightening journey of acceptance,
strength, hope, and healing."
--Diane M. Renna, author
Meghan's World: The Story of One Girl's Triumph over SPD
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