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Celebrate National Sensory Awareness Month with "Sensitive Sam Visits the Dentist" by Award-Winning Author and Illustrator Marla Roth-Fisch

A trip to the dentist can be challenging for children with sensory issues. Parents will find reading "Sensitive Sam Visits the Dentist" with their children before a dental appointment a great way to make a trip to the dentist more enjoyable. Released in October at the start of National Sensory Awareness Month, the book is perfect for children with sensory processing disorder (SPD), autism spectrum disorders (ASD), or other disorders involving a sensory component.

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Highlands Ranch, CO, October 04, 2014 --( "Having a good first experience with going to the dentist will help a child with autism tolerate the dentist. This book will help children on the spectrum better understand visits to the dentist," said Temple Grandin, Ph.D., author and the most noted highly functioning person with autism in the world today.

In "Sensitive Sam Visits the Dentist," Marla Roth-Fisch takes families on a journey to the dentist office with Sensitive Sam, a young boy whose sensory challenges make the sights, smells, sounds, touches, tastes and movements of a dental visit overwhelming to his senses. By reading the interactive story describing Sam's visit to his dentist with their children prior to the appointment, children know what to expect and remain calmer during their own appointments.

"Now, finally, there is a book for children that moms and dads can read to and with their child at home before they go to the dentist. I highly recommend this entertaining and pragmatic approach to increasing the comfort of children with SPD when visiting their dentists," said Lucy Jane Miller, Ph.D., OTR, founder of the Sensory Processing Disorder Foundation and STAR (Sensory Therapies and Research) Center.

"Sensitive Sam Visits the Dentist" offers practical advice from dentists (including pediatric dentists), and orthodontists specializing in children with special needs, such as brushing and flossing tips. Parents and sensory specialists also share stories of best and worst case scenarios, and tips on finding the right dental office for your family. "Sensitive Sam Visits the Dentist" can be ordered through Future Horizons, Inc., and other booksellers.

About the Author
In Sensitive Sam Visits the Dentist, the newest book in the Sensitive Sam series, award-winning author and illustrator Marla Roth-Fisch shares an interactive story for parents to read with their children to prepare for dental visits, along with practical advice from dentists and orthodontists specializing in children with special needs, and stories and tips from parents who have experienced the best and worst of it. Roth-Fisch draws on her personal experience as a happily married mother of two, including a son with sensory processing disorder. She is an active board member at the Sensory Processing Disorder Foundation and serves on the advisory board of Future Horizons, Inc.

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