A recommended list of resources on Sensory Integration and Occupational Therapy
Love, Jean: Inspiration for Families Living with Dysfunction of Sensory Integration
A. Jean Ayres
Captured in previously unpublished correspondence written by sensory integration pioneer A. Jean Ayres to her nephew Philip Erwin, Love, Jean provides insight and inspiration to parents of children who have been diagnosed with dysfunction of sensory integration.
Making Sense of Sensory Integration, 2nd Edition
Jane Koomar, et al.
This audio CD discusses sensory integration dysfunction/sensory processing disorder and how it affects a child's development. Learn about how the different types of sensory processing disorders affect children, how sensory abilities are evaluated, how sensory disorders affect family life, how sensory disorders affect children's learning and schoolwork, and how treatment can improve sensory disorders.
SenseAbilities: Understanding Sensory Integration
Maryann Colby Trott, Marci K. Laurel, Susan L. Windeck
May be difficult to find.
Sensory Integration and the Child: 25th Anniversary Ed.
A. Jean Ayres
This classic handbook, from the originator of sensory integration theory, is now available in an updated, parent-friendly edition. Retaining all the features that made the original edition so popular with both parents and professionals, "Sensory Integration and the Child" remains the best book on the subject.
Sensational Kids: Hope and Help for Children with Sensory Processing Disorder
Lucy Jane Miller, Doris A. Fuller
Dr. Lucy Jane Miller, the best-known Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) researcher in the world, brings together a lifetime of study to teach parents and others the signs and symptoms of SPD and its four major subtypes; ways the disorder is diagnosed and treated; sensory strategies for living with the condition; and methods to help SPD kids thrive.
Answers to Questions Teachers Ask about Sensory Integration: Forms, Checklists, and Parental Tools for Teachers and Parents
Jane Koomar, Carol Kranowitz, stacey Szklut, Lynn Balzer-Martin, Elizabeth Harber, Deanna Iris Sava
An extensive and easy-to-use set of checklists and other tools that will be invaluable to every teacher (and parent) who has children with sensory processing challenges.
The Goodenoughs Get in Sync: 5 Family Members Overcome their Special Sensory Issues
This delightfully illustrated book, geared for 8-to-12 year olds, tells the charming tale of five family members and their naughty dog (each with a different sensory processing challenge), and how they get in sync after a tough day. The book is designed with the action of the story in larger print for younger readers to read or hear. Explanations of sensory processing issues are woven throughout the story in regular type for proficient readers to linger over at leisure.
The Out-of-Sync Child: Recognizing and Coping with Sensory Processing Disorder, Revised Ed.
The Out-of-Sync Child broke new ground by identifying Sensory Processing Disorder, a common but frequently misdiagnosed problem in which the central nervous system misinterprets messages from the senses. This newly revised edition features additional information from recent research on vision and hearing deficits, motor skill problems, nutrition and picky eaters, ADHA, autism, and other related disorders.
The Out-of-Sync Child Has Fun: Activities for Kids with Sensory Processing Disorder, Revised Ed.
This revised edition of the companion volume to The Out-of-Sync Child includes new activities that parents of kids with Sensory Processing Disorder can do at home with their child, along with updated information on which activities are most appropriate for children with coexisting conditions such as Asperger's, autism, and more.
Introduction to How Does Your Engine Run?: The Alert Program for Self-Regulation
Mary Sue Williams, Sherry Shellenberger
This booklet is an excerpt from the first chapter of the Leader's Guide. It is an overview of the program. Teachers often give the booklet to a parent to share what Alert Program concepts the student is learning at school. Likewise, parents can use it as a resource to give to teachers to have them understand what they are doing with their child at home. Or, therapists can give this booklet to parents to help them understand what their child is working on in therapy. All appreciate this concise summary of the most important Alert Program concepts.