SPD/Autism Books & Movies

Books For Parents, Caregivers & Professionals


Questions From Those Who Know 

As a mother of a child with sensory processing disorder, I know you can have many unanswered questions about your child's or loved one's diagnosis. That is where the idea of "Questions From Those Who Know" came from. I teamed up with Jeanette Baker, founder of the popular Sensory Processing Disorder Parent Support Group, and reviewed the most asked questions. Here you will see the result of what others have to say helped their children with SPD. Research shows early intervention is key; yet, it can be overwhelming to know where to begin to help your child. We hope that this book will bring you ideas that have worked for others, as well as comfort that you are not alone! We also hope it helps spread knowledge of what SPD is and what it is like to live with.


Coming Through The Fog 

From her daughter Heather’s original diagnosis to a veritable smorgasbord of difficulties, Tami did her own research into Sensory Processing Disorder and Autism and sought out a therapeutic approach that actually worked.  After comprehensive research, Tami found and accessed successful protocols for Heather which can be used by other parents of children with High-Functioning Autism.

Tami shows exactly how a sensory lifestyle was developed to provide and maintain Functioning Recovery and she provides examples of projective trials that show benefits pertaining to sensory support.  CranioSacral Therapy and Bio-Medical supports are explained as well as their value in recovery is documented as Tami illustrates how a sensory lifestyle gives crucial support for school, employment and independent living.

The Pocket Occupational Therapist 

From handwriting to hair washing – Sensory Processing to school, it’s ALL here in our book series!

Written by Cara Koscinski MOT, OTR/L, a pediatric occupational therapist and mother to two children with special needs, each book provides clear and easy-to-understand explanations of those questions most frequently asked about raising a child with autism, ADHD, learning disorders, Sensory Processing Disorders, behavior difficulties, and coordination issues.

Each book is PACKED with hundreds of resources and helpful and FUN activities that you can try IMMEDIATELY with your child or student!  Tried and true techniques for you.  These handy books are designed to go anywhere at anytime and be used as resources whenever you need them!

Optimal function of our bodies occurs when our sensory and motor systems are strong and able to adapt to the demands of the environment. Today’s children often struggle with fidgeting, decreased attention, and immature motor patterns which manifest themselves through frustration and behavior issues. When our body’s systems are not integrated to form a strong foundation, difficulties in many areas occur.

PACKED with activities to help children and contains a helpful movement and vision assessment. Perfect for every OT clinician!

The Parent’s Guide to OT for Autism & Special Needs is an illuminating and essential guide for caregivers of children with autism, difficulty with fine and gross motor coordination, Sensory Processing Disorder, handwriting, toileting, bathing and dressing and so much more! ​​​​​It contains questions that are frequently asked to pediatric occupational therapists about:
  • Sensory Processing ​​​
  • Handwriting
  • Core/Body Muscle Weakness
  • Feeding Therapy
  • Hair Washing, Teeth Brushing
  • Transitions
  • Behavior
  • Life Skills
  • Coordination
  • Developmental Charts and Information
Our new SCHOOL guide book is an illuminating guide to all things related to students with autism, SPD, social skills deficits, disorganization, ADHD/ADD, dysgraphia, and many more. It’s also a great book for typical children who are struggling with issues at school. IEP goals are discussed along with several different accommodations and 

strategies for meeting goals.​​​

Dyslexia, Dyscalculia and Dysgraphia
Learning Disorders
ADHD/ADD strategies
IEP goals and accommodations
Sensory Rooms
Gym and Cafeteria tips
Sensory Processing Information and
sensory-friendly ways to help students in classrooms

First of its kind!
Endorsed by Temple Grandin
& Shannon Penrod

Providing everything you need to know about the use of weighted blankets to help with sensory integration, improve sleep, ease chronic pain and more.

This book includes:
· What a weighted blanket is and how it may work
· An exploration of deep pressure and how weight on the body affects the mind
· Guidelines for using weighted blankets at home and in professional environments
· Studies into the effectiveness of weighted blankets
· Advice on how to select an appropriate weighted blanket or sew your own.

Sensory Processing Disorder Books For Children

Sensory Processing Disorder Books For Parents


Autism/Sensory Movies  

After Thomas
Autism Every Day
Autism Is a World
Autism: The Musical
Bless the Child
Children of the Stars
Cries from the Heart
Dad's in Heaven with Nixon
Dark Floors
Dear John
Killer Diller
Mary and Max
Mercury Rising
Miracle Run
Mozart and the Whale
My Name Is Khan

Normal People Scare Me
Rain Man
Recovered: Journeys Through the Autism Spectrum and Back
Refrigerator Mothers
Season of Miracles
Silent Fall
Snow Cake
Son-Rise: A Miracle of Love
Temple Grandin
The Black Balloon
The Boy Who Could Fly
The Horse Boy
The Story of Luke
The Transporters
Too Sane for This World
What's Eating Gilbert Grape
Wretches & Jabberers