Watching the fireworks can be the highlight of the holiday season but for many children, it is a terrifying experience. It can cause family stress and reduce the enjoyment of making memories at special events.
Fireworks Freak-Out: How Eddy and Monica Chill-Out* tells the story of two children who struggle to cope with the noise and visual aspects of the fireworks. Woven through the story are strategies that help kids and parents turn an overwhelming event into a fun and memorable one. A summary page helps adults to understand how kids feel when they are overwhelmed and offers practical advice and strategies for a positive, stress-free experience.
Deb Hopper, Occupational Therapist and best-selling author, unpacks this story with the help of Eddy and Monica, who both struggle with sensory overload at the fireworks. Deb's experience in this field has come in handy in her own family as they work on strategies that help to create fun memories at the fireworks each year.
This is the first title in the So-Sense(TM) Series: Stories that Make so Much Sensory-Sense(TM).
About Deb Hopper
A practicing Occupational Therapist from the Mid North Coast, Australia, Deb Hopper brings over 21 years experience working with children and adults who struggle with autism, anxiety, emotional regulation and sensory processing difficulties. Deb empowers parents and teachers to understand emotional regulation and provides practical strategies that help children to participate more fully in daily life.
Deb works in her private practice, enjoys supervision of Occupational Therapists, is a casual academic lecturer in Occupational Therapy, and loves to create resources, online courses and books for adults and children. Her passion has been recognised by multiple commendations and wins in the Great Lakes and Mid North Coast Business Awards.