A Story about Sensory Integration

When Kids Fly!

A resource book told as only a mother—and therapist—can do.

Solutions for Kids with Sensory Integration Challenges

When author Sally Fryer Dietz received news from teachers that her oldest son seemed to be having more challenges in school than his peers, she wasn’t sure what to do. Her years of training as a physical therapist working with other people’s kids suddenly seemed to reach a much more personal level. This inspiring “must-have” book offers personal experiences and eye-opening revelations as it highlights common red flags, innovative solutions, therapies that work, potential dangers of technology, and tips on finding the right help.

Filled with insights from the author’s years of physical and sensory integration therapy that you can take from the school to your home, When Kids Fly is written in a conversational tone that makes it perfect for parents, friends, teachers, and medical professionals, alike. Starting from the moment that Dietz had her own realization that something “wasn’t quite right” with her son, and allowing us to follow them (and others) through to his adulthood, this is a one-of-a-kind book that ties the practical to both the professional and the personal. Discover how to help children who are often misunderstood by their reactions to the world by providing them with ways to overcome sensory integration and developmental glitches.

When Kids Fly can help you figure out when to worry about your child’s development, when not to worry, and what options are available—no matter where your child falls on the spectrum of sensory motor integration. It is a wonderful resource for those who really want to help children discover their wings as they grow towards maturity and learn to fly on their own.

Sally Fryer Dietz, PT, DPT, CST-D

About the Author

Fryer Dietz is a physical therapist, developmental specialist, sensory integration expert, child advocate, and mother. As a leading authority in therapeutic pediatrics—and the mother of two boys who learned in entirely different ways—she has helped thousands of children (and their parents) live healthier, happier lives. She has taught internationally and has received worldwide media attention for the innovative therapy methods she brings to life in When Kids Fly. Born in Berkeley, California, Sally now lives in Dallas, Texas, with her husband Mark Dietz.

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What others say about the book


Sally Fryer Dietz is one of the nation’s leading experts in the treatment of children with developmental delays and learning differences, helping them grow up to be happy and productive adults. In her new book, When Kids Fly, she reasons that children’s brains and bodies must develop in concert, and that no child should ever be presumed to have limitations. It’s a book full of heart, conviction, and joy, and it offers tremendous advice and hope to parents determined to give their own children every advantage as they grow.

— John Matthew Upledger
CEO Upledger Institute International International Alliance of Healthcare Educators

Early in her long career, Sally Fryer Dietz vowed to make profound differences in the lives of children with sensory motor development issues. When Kids Fly is a guidebook for parents eager to give their children every advantage as they grow up, one that will also greatly benefit teachers and medical professionals dedicated to bringing the best to the children in their care. It’s also a moving and spirit-lifting account of how Sally Fryer Dietz’s own dedication to her work has dramatically bettered the lives of thousands of children, including her own son. A must-have book for all parents who want their children to fly!

Kenneth E. Salyer, M.D., FACS, FAAP, CMSA (honorary)
Founder and Chairman, World Craniofacial Foundation, Author of A Life That Matters

When Kids Fly is a breakthrough book that will change the lives of thousands of children who currently struggle with developmental delays and learning differences. Read it and share it with other parents, teachers, and medical caregivers. It’s a book that proves that every child can grow up successfully with the right kind of help and encouragement, regardless of the initial obstacles she faces. Sally Fryer Dietz is a nationally renowned developmental specialist who has made it her life’s work to help children grow into happy and productive adults. This is an enormously important new book!

— Judy Kyle, Ph.D.
Family Counselor, Dallas Texas

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