Children can learn about their own sensory processing through a variety of practical examples in this coloring book. They'll learn how they are processing sensations throughout the day and gain an awareness and appreciation of their marvelous nervous system!
About the author
Paula Aquilla loves the practice of Occupational Therapy and Osteopathy! She is a graduate of the University of Toronto and has practiced in a variety of clinical, home and community settings since 1986. Paula is also an osteopathic manual practitioner and specializes in paediatrics. She is the director of Aquilla Occupational Therapy (established in 1990); a family oriented practice that is full of fun and learning! Paula was the founder and director of Yes I Can! Nursery School, Yes I Can! Summer Camps, and the I Love My Baby programs in Toronto from 1990-1996. She was the founding director of Giant Steps Toronto. Paula brings warmth and enthusiasm in her work with children and their families. Paula currently consults at the Muki Baum Treatment Centres in Toronto and various schools in Toronto. She teaches throughout Canada, the United States, Australia, the United Kingdom, and India. Her practice encompasses all types of children and young adults and her specialty is sensory integration therapy. Paula has been a guest lecturer for the University of Toronto, McMaster University, and Humber College. She is published in the field: co-author of Building Bridges through Sensory Integration: Occupational Therapy for Children with Autism and other Developmental Disorders (1998) and is a contributor to Children, Youth and Adults with Asperger’s Syndrome. She is the technical editor for the SI Focus Magazine. Paula has contributed to other magazines and special interest newsletters in Canada, the United States, and the United Kingdom.
- Winner, 2017 BOOK OF THE YEAR Award Sensory Processing Books category
Excerpt: Color My Senses: The Sensory Detective Coloring Book (by (author) Paula Aquilla)
We have a nervous system in our body that delivers information from our body to our brain and from our brain to our body. It is a marvelous system and it works automatically; without us even thinking about it!
Our sensory system carries information from our senses and tells us what is going on in our body and in our environment.
Let’s use an example to explore the senses. We want to cross the road. We look both ways to make sure that it is safe to cross the road. Oh look! What is coming?
A school bus drives down the road and we watch it pass. Our eyes carry information about what we see. We use our visual system to look at the bus.