Rebecca Duvall Scott’s boots-on-the-ground style self-help memoir “Sensational Kids, Sensational Families: Hope for Sensory Processing Differences” ranked #5 in Hot New Releases for the categories of “Special Needs Parenting” and “Children’s Health” and #1 in all of Silver Tree Publishing for its release month of March 2020.
The documented research, intervention strategies and positive mindset suggestions within its pages pay benefits forward to the next struggling family or professional working with sensory challenges daily, and the raw words of a parent are complimented by professional commentary from occupational therapist, Hannah Ragan.
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Rebecca is an accomplished writer, being the recipient of numerous awards throughout her educational career at local, county and state levels. She was awarded the Horrigan’s Scholarship at Bellarmine University, where she graduated with a Bachelor’s in English. She considered herself a fiction writer, but when her son was diagnosed with sensory processing disorder and she began to blog about her ever-evolving research and his treatment plan, Sensational Kids, Sensational Families took root in her heart and this non-fiction memoir was born.
Rebecca lives with her husband, Eric, and their two children, Annabelle and Jacob, in Louisville, Kentucky. In addition to writing, Rebecca enjoys family, church, educating her children at home, painting and directing a local homeschool cooperative organization in which she works hard to accommodate all special needs.
Hannah graduated from Spalding University with a master’s degree in Occupational Therapy. She has worked at the Kids Center in Louisville, Kentucky for more than 10 years, contributing her expertise within the public school system, outpatient transitional rehabilitation and early intervention home health services. Hannah routinely performs evaluation and treatment of neurological and orthopedic patients with a variety of diagnoses including but not limited to cerebral palsy, spina bifida, brachial plexus injuries, central nervous system dysfunction, sensory and regulatory disorders, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, learning disorder, pervasive developmental disorder, developmental delay, oppositional defiant disorder, autism spectrum disorders, Norrie disease, Sotos syndrome, Down syndrome, cerebrovascular accident, brain injury and Prader-Willi syndrome. She also has numerous specialty certifications in the area of pediatrics; continues her own education, including intensive training in sensory integration; and has become a fieldwork educator for occupational therapy students from accredited occupational therapy programs.
In her free time, Hannah enjoys running, CrossFit, obstacle races, ballroom dancing, painting and traveling. She is happily married to her husband, Jonny, and together they have one daughter, Zivah, who they adore.