Official Website of Gin Spaulding
Writer. Author. Thinker. Storyteller.
About the Author
Storyteller at Heart
Gin Noon Spaulding is an author, teacher, speaker and child advocate who helps families and organizations gain understanding, learn tools of accommodation, and find true acceptance for children with sensory issues. By doing this, the child, family, and organization can excel aside from their differences.
When Gin Noon Spaulding is not writing, she likes to volunteer (to feed the homeless, with her child's charity - Blankets of Hope by Maleah and Friends, with her sorority - Delta Sigma Theta, in the community, at her child's school, and at church), travel, shop, meet new people and spend time with her family.
A Miracle at Bates Memorial
A Miracle at Bates Memorial is the first book in The Adventures of Li-Li series. It introduces the readers to a young girl who has a difficult time communicating her wants and needs due to a sensory issue and a speech delay. With patience and love from her parents, Li-Li is finally able to make her mom understand what she feels inside. It is a true Miracle at Bates Memorial for Li-Li.
Picture Perfect - NOT
The second book in The Adventures of Li-Li series, Picture Perfect - NOT focuses on sensory issues with the visual system.
In Picture Perfect - NOT, Li-Li continually tries to communicate how much she hates having her picture taken and the displeasure she has with the whole process of smiling, the bright lights, having to pose, etc. With the help of amazing teachers, Li-Li shows her mother that picture taking isn’t for everyone, and that’s okay.
October 31, 2019
If jumping around on Halloween is wrong, Li-Li doesn’t want to be right!
Li-Li is back! This time she is celebrating Halloween at her church’s annual community event, the Hallelujah party. All she wants to do is keep jumping on the jumpy, but her mommy says it is time to go; other kids want to jump, too. She wants to listen to her mommy, but jumping is fun and feels so right.
Will Li-Li jump off the jumpy or will she have a LI-LI LETDOWN?
Book 3 pertains to proprioceptive and auditory sensory issues.
No Kiss-No Hug
November 1, 2020
Li-Li loves many things like watching Dora, playing with her dog, reading lots of books, Pops's piggyback rides, and being with her family. But…there are two things she doesn’t like- KISSES and HUGS! Li-Li dislikes them more than anything! She and her family travel to Tullahoma, TN to visit her mema and pops, who LOVE kisses and hugs more than Christmas and birthdays! How can Li-Li tell mema and pops that she loves them, but not their kisses and hugs…WITHOUT having a Li-Li Letdown?
Scheduling Author's Visits
Book Talk/Author's Visit
If you'd like Mrs. Spaulding to speak to your school, church, or organization, please contact her through phone/text (502) 550-5671, email (the email@example.com) or here on this website.
Mrs. Spaulding will gladly meet with parents in the evening to answer questions and/or concerns about sensory issues. Please contact Mrs. Spaulding at 502-550-5671 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
This handy brochure will give you a good overview of sensory issues...what they are, the different types, and some tips to help you with your child(ren).
Does My Child Have Sensory Issues?
In this video by Pathways, you will learn more about sensory issues. Watch it to see if you can identify your child or even yourself!
Brain Gym Definition and Brain Gym Exercises for Improving Focus & Concentration video by Ascent Abacus & Brain Gym Students
According to Integrated Learning Academy, "Brain Gym® is a revolutionary means of activating your brain to improve learning. In the Brain Gym work, we teach 26 movements that are the repetition of specific bilateral, contralateral, and other activities to promote efficient communication among the many nerve cells and functional centers located throughout the brain and sensory-motor system. These movements are designed to integrate your body and mind in order to improve the following: motivation and energy, physical condition, visual & auditory memory, concentration and focus, math, reading, and writing skills, organization, listening, and creativity.
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Sensory Issues to Sight, Sound, and Smell by Mrs. F
This is a video that explores sight, sound, and smell
Brain Highways: The Proprioceptive System - Video
Watch this video to learn more about Proprioceptive Sensory Issues. This video is a MUST SEE, if you are a teacher!
Sensory Processing Disorder & The Vestibular System by the Kids OT channel
This is a wonderful video by the Kids OT channel and their special guest, Rachel from The Sensory Project 208. These ladies really break down what vestibular sensory issues are and provide ways you can help your child(ren),
Sensory issues taste and touch with Mrs. F
In this video, Mrs. F explores sensory issues to taste and touch.
Dannie Cannon, ECE, Primary, Middle, and High School teacher of forty-three years
"A Miracle at Bates Memorial is a tale of a sensitive young girl and how she sees and relates to her surrounding world. This adventure will help parents, school personnel, adults, and other students to have empathy for children who have speech, learning, behavioral, or sensory issues. This book made me feel like I was a part of Li-Li’s life as she experiences fear of loud noises, bustling crowds, unfamiliar touches, and squeezing hugs. However, at the same time, she enjoys being a typical child, doing regular activities like eating candy, going to church, and reading. Li-Li comes to believe Mommy understands her feelings and will help her. That is her special miracle! I highly recommend this narrative to anyone who loves children. If it is shared with a child experiencing these difficulties, he or she will understand that others can be having the same kind of feelings. Children as young as kindergarten would enjoy this book with its deep message and many beautiful illustrations. I give this book four stars and hope Li-Li has many more adventures in the future!"