Sensory Processing Disorder Books

 




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.​​​

Handwriting
Dyslexia, Dyscalculia and Dysgraphia
Disorganization
Behavior
Learning Disorders
ADHD/ADD strategies
IEP goals and accommodations
Sensory Rooms
Gym and Cafeteria tips
Transitions
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.





Interoception: How I Feel: Sensing My World from the Inside Out
Many people struggle with sensory processing difficulties. Regulating emotions, knowing when to eat, drink, go to the toilet, and feeling your breathing and heart rate all depend on our internal awareness. Interoception is critical to feel and understand what is going on inside of your body. However, when someone has difficulty processing interoception, knowledge of emotions and regulation of basic body functions can be interrupted causing great frustration.

This book contains all you need to know about interoception including the most recent research. Easy to read explanations followed by helpful ideas you can use immediately after reading, make the book an invaluable addition to your collection. Each activity is carefully chosen for both adults and children and will counteract poor interoceptive awareness.





The Out-of-Sync Child: Recognizing and Coping with Sensory Processing Disorder
Does your child exhibit... Over-responsivity--or under-responsivity--to touch or movement? A child with SPD may be a "sensory avoider," withdrawing from touch, refusing to wear certain clothing, avoiding active games--or he may be a "sensory disregarder," needing a jump start to get moving.
Over-responsivity--or under-responsivity--to sounds, sights taste, or smell? She may cover her ears or eyes, be a picky eater, or seem oblivious to sensory cues.
The Out-of-Sync Child offers comprehensive, clear information for parents and professionals--and a drug-free treatment approach for children.







The Everything Parent's Guide To Sensory Processing Disorder: The Information and Treatment Options You Need to Help Your Child with SPD
If your child has been diagnosed with sensory processing disorder (SPD), you understand how simple, everyday tasks can become a struggle. 
The latest research on physical causes of SPD. Advice for coping at school, home, and play.

Your child deserves to live a life free of the difficulties SPD can bring. The Everything Parent's Guide to Sensory Processing Disorder gives you professional advice to help your child to manage sensory needs and feel calmer, happier, and in control, now and in the future.







In Sensory Processing Explained, find all you need regarding sensory processing in one easy-to-navigate handbook. You’ll gain the tools you need to help your child or student navigate their senses. You will also find strategies and activities that will benefit all children. This book is three books in one so that you will get exactly the sensory processing information that’s right for you.The first handbook digs into what sensory processing is, looking at the differences between meltdowns and tantrums, calming strategies and techniques for a sensory meltdown, and giving an overview of the eight sensory systems. In the Parent Companion Guide, learn how you can advocate for your child, create a sensory friendly home, and find sensory tips for everyday life skills like getting dressed, sleep, and grooming. Gain confidence in such things as providing sensory tools and activities for your child and helping them understand their own sensory preferences.





Everyday Games for Sensory Processing Disorder: 100 Playful Activities to Empower Children with Sensory Differences
Everyday Games for Sensory Processing Disorder advocates play as the most effective approach for children with sensory processing disorder, and illustrates the many ways that play can lead to significant breakthroughs, including:
100 fun and simple games for parents to play with their kids
An easy-to-grasp overview of sensory processing disorder
Inventive ideas for engaging kids, using materials easily found around the house

Inclusive games geared toward varying degrees of development, with modifications for older children







The Out-of-Sync Child Has Fun, Revised Edition: Activities for Kids with Sensory Processing Disorder
Each activity in this inspiring and practical book is SAFE—Sensory-motor, Appropriate, Fun and Easy—to help develop and organize a child’s brain and body. Whether your child faces challenges with touch, balance, movement, body position, vision, hearing, smell, and taste, motor planning, or other sensory problems, this book presents lively and engaging ways to bring fun and play to everyday situations.

This revised edition includes new activities, along with updated information on which activities are most appropriate for children with coexisting conditions including Asperger’s and autism, and more.







101 Games and Activities for Children With Autism, Asperger's and Sensory Processing Disorders
One of the best ways for children with autism, Asperger's, and sensory processing disorders to learn is through play. Children improve their motor skills, language skills, and social skills by moving their bodies and interacting with their environment. Yet the biggest challenges parents, teachers, and loved ones face with children on the autism spectrum or with sensory processing disorders is how to successfully engage them in play.

Pediatric occupational therapist Tara Delaney provides the answer. In 101 Games and Activities for Children with Autism, Asperger's, and Sensory Processing Disorders, she shows you how to teach your children by moving their bodies through play.





The Ultimate Guide to Sensory Processing Disorder: Easy, Everyday Solutions to Sensory Challenges
When sensory processing is impaired, lights can be too bright, sounds too loud, and clothes can actually be painful on the skin. It can be practically impossible for children to tolerate their day, let alone learn in a classroom. 







Sensational Kids: Hope and Help for Children with Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD)
Sensory Processing Disorder is an increasingly common diagnosis, with a wide range of symptoms that can be difficult for parents and pediatricians to identify. In Sensational Kids, internationally renowned expert Dr. Miller shares her more than forty years of experience and research findings on SPD. Now in its fourteenth printing, with more than 50,000 copies sold in all formats, it is an authoritative and practical guide to understanding and treating this little-understood condition.







The Out-of-Sync Child Grows Up: Coping with Sensory Processing Disorder in the Adolescent and Young Adult Years
The Out-of-Sync Child Grows Up will be the new bible for the vast audience of parents whose children, already diagnosed with Sensory Processing Disorder, are entering the adolescent, tween, and teen years, as well as those who do not yet have a diagnosis and are struggling to meet the challenges of daily life. This book picks up where The Out-of-Sync Child left off, offering practical advice on living with SPD, covering everyday challenges as well as the social and emotional issues that many young people with SPD face.





Almost Autism: Recovering Children from Sensory Processing Disorder: A Reference for Parents and Practitioners
Maria Rickert Hong, CHHC, AADP has recovered her two sons from Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD), what she calls "almost autism". One of the problems with SPD is that it’s not an official diagnosis. As a parent or practitioner, you’re left on your own to get help for a child whose issues you can’t quite put your finger on. This child doesn’t have autism, but they almost have autism, and they fall through the cracks. Knowing the confusion and lack of information that parents and practitioners have about the disorder, she sets out a clear roadmap in this book for recovering a child from increased sensory sensitivities.







The Sensory Processing Disorder Answer Book: Practical Answers to the Top 250 Questions Parents Ask
Is there medication for sensory processing disorder? How can occupational therapy help? What advice can I give my child's teacher? Can you "outgrow" sensory processing disorder? How can we make social situations less of an ordeal? What are some therapeutic activities I can do with my child?

It is estimated that more than 10 percent of children deal with some form of sensory processing disorder (SPD), a neurological disorder characterized by the misinterpretation of everyday sensory information, such as touch, sound, and movement. For many children, SPD can lead to academic struggles, behavioral problems, difficulties with coordination, and other issues.





Raising Kids with Sensory Processing Disorders: A Week-by-Week Guide to Solving Everyday Sensory Issues
Whether it's having to remove tags from clothing or using special dimmed lighting when they study, kids with sensory disorders or special sensory needs often need adaptations in their everyday lives in order to find success in school and beyond. Taking a look at the most common sensory issues kids face, Raising Kids with Sensory Processing Disorders offers a compilation of unique, proven strategies parents can implement to help their children move beyond their sensory needs and increase their performance on tasks like homework, field trips, transitions between activities, bedtime, holidays, and interactions with friends. Written by a parent of two children with very different sensory needs, the book shows parents how to characterize their child's sensory issues into one of several profiles that they can then use to find the best adaptations and changes to their everyday routines.







Parenting a Child with Sensory Processing Disorder: A Family Guide to Understanding and Supporting Your Sensory-Sensitive Child
Does your child react strongly to noises or smells or textures that other children take in stride? Or does he or she beg for more touch and massage, rocking until he or she is dizzy? This child may be living with a little-known condition called sensory processing disorder (SPD). Kids with SPD may seem unduly sensitive to physical sensations, light, and sound, or they may seek out sensations that might make another child woozy. SPD can make it hard for kids to concentrate in school, engage in social events, and live peaceably with other family members. Until now, there have been only limited resources for parents of kids with this condition, but in this book a child advocate and child psychologist offer a comprehensive guide to parenting a child with SPD and integrating his or her care with the needs of the entire family.





Too Loud, Too Bright, Too Fast, Too Tight: What to Do If You Are Sensory Defensive in an Overstimulating World
In the publishing tradition of Driven to Distraction or The Boy Who Couldn't Stop Washing, this prescriptive book by a developmental psychologist and sufferer of Sensory Defensive Disorder (SD) sheds light on a little known but common affliction in which sufferers react to harmless stimuli as irritating, distracting or dangerous.

We all know what it feels like to be irritated by loud music, accosted by lights that are too bright, or overwhelmed by a world that moves too quickly. But millions of people suffer from Sensory Defensive Disorder (SD), a common affliction in which people react to harmless stimuli not just as a distracting hindrance, but a potentially dangerous threat. Sharon Heller, Ph.D. is not only a trained psychologist, she is sensory defensive herself. 







The Sensory-Sensitive Child: Practical Solutions for Out-of-Bounds Behavior
In a book likely to transform how parents manage many of their child's daily struggles, Drs. Smith and Gouze explain the central and frequently unrecognized role that sensory processing problems play in a child's emotional and behavioral difficulties. Practicing child psychologists, and themselves parents of children with sensory integration problems, their message is innovative, practical, and, above all, full of hope.

A child with sensory processing problems overreacts or underreacts to sensory experiences most of us take in stride. A busy classroom, new clothes, food smells, sports activities, even hugs can send such a child spinning out of control. The result can be heartbreaking: battles over dressing, bathing, schoolwork, social functions, holidays, and countless other events. 





The Sensory Child Gets Organized: Proven Systems for Rigid, Anxious, or Distracted Kids
The only book that teaches the parents of “sensory” kids how to organize and empower their children for greater success at home, at school, and in life.
Every year, tens of thousands of young children are diagnosed with disorders that make it difficult for them to absorb the external world. Parents of sensory kids—like those with sensory processing disorder, anxiety disorder, AD/HD, autism, bipolar disorder, and OCD—often feel frustrated and overwhelmed, creating stress in everyday life for the whole family. Now, with The Sensory Child Gets Organized, there’s help and hope.
As a professional organizer and parent of a sensory child, Carolyn Dalgliesh knows firsthand the struggles parents face in trying to bring out the best in their rigid, anxious, or distracted children.







Sensory Parenting - The Elementary Years: School Years Are Easier when Your Child's Senses Are Happy!
All of us have had a sensory issue at one time or another. Maybe it's your neighbor's dog barking that bothers you or you can't stand the texture of cottage cheese. Does it make you crazy to have a hat on your head? Do you avoid the mall at peak shopping times so you don't have to be around crowds of people? These are common things that as adults we adapt to or avoid without giving them a second thought. What about your children's sensory sensitivities? What if you could make parenting easier and more fun by taking your child's senses into consideration? Imagine the possibilities because you can! A child's sensory system affects their ability to learn, play, socialize and function.







Occupational Therapy Activities for Kids: 100 Fun Games and Exercises to Build Skills
Occupational therapy uses simple, fun activities to help kids learn the skills they need for daily life, from eating meals and writing the alphabet to socializing with friends and family. Occupational Therapy Activities for Kids is designed to help children at all developmental ability levels strengthen those skills by playing their way through 100 exciting exercises that are easy to do at home anytime.

This family-friendly guide offers concise information on how occupational therapy works and shows you how to apply it in a way that benefits your child. The games are even divided into chapters based on different types of occupational therapy skills―sensory processing, motor, social-emotional, and cognitive and visual processing―so you can focus on the ones that are most important for your child.







Sensory Integration: A Guide for Preschool Teachers
Do you have a child in your early childhood classroom who:
Climbs on top of furniture and jumps off?
Covers his ears when children are singing?
Refuses to touch clay, paint, or sand?
Often falls down and skins her knees?
Refuses to play on outdoor playground equipment?

If so, it is possible the child is having sensory processing problems. How can you help children with these problems so they can enjoy learning and grow in positive ways? Sensory Integration helps you identify children who have difficulties with sensory processing, and it offers simple, easy-to-use solutions to support the sensory needs of young children in the preschool classroom. Easy-to-implement solutions include adaptations and activities for children with different types of Sensory Processing Disorder. This book has a bonus chapter with instructions for creating low-cost items to help children with sensory issues.