Mom’s Sensational Journey With Sensory Processing Disorder

Not Just Spirited: A Mom’s Sensational Journey With Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) is an inspirational book by Chynna T. Laird.

With a moving and insightful Foreword written by Dr. Shane Steadman, it is a powerful story of a mother’s determination to find the right diagnosis and the right treatment for her daughter. This is an inspiration for families, teachers and professionals everywhere.

“Chynna’s memoir is sure to encourage other parents

to advocate with the same determination

for their sensational children.”

~ Carol Stock Kranowitz, author of The Out Of Sync Child

Offers encouragement and insight to any parent, caregiver, teacher or therapist who cares about, or cares for, a child with Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD).

AVAILABLE: November 1, 2009

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.”

CHYNNA TAMARA LAIRD – is a psychology student, freelance writer, and author living in Edmonton, Alberta, with her three daughters [Jaimie (almost seven), Jordhan (five), and baby Sophie (seventeen months)] and baby boy, Xander (three). Her passion is helping children and families living with Sensory Processing Disorder and other special needs. You’ll find her work in many online and in-print parenting, inspirational, Christian and writing publications in Canada, United States, Australia, and Britain. In addition, she’s authored a children’s book, and a reference book about the Sensory Diet coming in early 2011.

Please visit Chynna’s website at to get a feel for her work and what inspires her.

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