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The following information was gathered for your education and to provide helpful resources and links. Below you will find recommended books, resources for toys, helpful links, teacher checklists and developmental milestones.


Books for parents and caretakers

Love, Jean: Inspiration for Families Living with Dysfunction of Sensory Integration  
A, Jean Ayres, Zoe Mailloux                        
Making Sense of Sensory Integration (CD and Booklet)
Conversation with Jane Koomar, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA
and Stacey Szklut, MS ,OTR/L, moderated by Sharon Cermak, EdD, OTR/L, FAOTA
SenseAbilities - Understanding Sensory Integration
Maryann Colby Trott, Marci K. Laurel, and Susan L. Windeck
Sensory Defensiveness in children aged 2-12: An intervention guide for parents and other caretakers
Patricia Wilbarger  
Sensory Integration and the Child:  25th Anniversary Edition
A. Jean Ayres
Sensory Integration: Answers for Parents
Gina Geppert Coleman, Zoe Mailloux and Susanne Smith Roley
Sensational Kids:  Hope and help for children with Sensory Processing Disorder
Lucy Jane Miller and Doris Fuller
The Out-of-Sync Child: Recognizing and Coping with Sensory Processing Disorder
Carol Stock Kranowitz
The Out-of-Sync Child Has Fun, Revised Edition: Activities for Kids with Sensory Processing Disorder
Carol Stock Kranowitz

Books for professionals

Answers To Questions Teachers Ask About Sensory Integration
Carol Stock Kranowitz
How Does Your Engine Run? A Leader's Guide to the Alert Program® for Self-Regulation
Mary Sue Williams and Sherry Shellenberger  
Alert Program by Therapy Works, Inc.
Out of the Mouths of Babes
Sheila Frick, Ron Frick; Patricia Oetter, and Eileen Richter 

Teachers Ask About Sensory Integration
Carol Stock Kranowitzand Stacey Szklut
Tool chest for teachers, parents, and students: A handbook to facilitate self-regulation
Diana A. Henry 

Sensory Integration Treatment Equipment Manual
Marsha Raredon, OTR/L; Mandy Hurwitz, OTR/L; Jane Koomar, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA; and Andrew Dwyer
Available through The Spiral Foundation.

We engage the entire Family in the Therapeutic Process

Books for children  

Arnie and his School Tools: Simple Sensory Solutions that Build Success  
Jennifer Veenendall
The Goodenoughs Get in Sync:  5 Family Members overcome their Sensory Issues
Carol Stock Kranowitz,
I’m Not Weird, I Have SPD                              
Chynna Laird
Meghan’s World: The Story of One Girl's Triumph over Sensory Processing Disorder                               
Diane M. Renna
Sensitive Sam: Sam's Sensory Adventure Has a Happy Ending!
Marla Rott-Fisch
Squirmy Wormy:  How I Learned to Help Myself
Lynda Farrington Wilson
This is Gabriel Making Sense of School - 2nd Edition: A Book about Sensory Processing Disorder     
Hartley Steiner
Why Does Izzy Cover her Ears?  Dealing with Sensory Overload
Jennifer Veenendall


Toy Resources

Resources for choosing sensory toys, occupational therapy supplies, and therapeutic activities to support intervention can be found:

  Discovery Toys
  Fat Brain Toys
  Hearth Song
  Leaps and Bounds
  Sensational Beginnings
  Toys To Grow On
  Young Explorers


Additional Resources you may find helpful

Integrated Listening Systems (iLs) 
iLs is a multi-sensory program for improving brain function. It is an enjoyable activity, or “exercise,” which can be customized for all ages and skill levels for implementation in clinic, school or home.

iLs programs improve emotional regulation while training the brain to process sensory information With improved regulation and processing, our ability to focus, think, and engage successfully in social situations also improves. http://www.integratedlistening.com/

Handwriting Without Tears
Leaders in providing easy-to-learn, easy-to-teach, developmentally appropriate, and inclusive materials to elementary students. Last year, more than three million students learned to write successfully using the Handwriting Without Tears curriculum. www.hwtears.com/

SPD Foundation
The leader in Sensory Processing Disorder research, education and advocacy, the SPD Foundation offers an abundance of services and programs for professionals, parents, and anyone interested in knowing more about the sensory challenges that affect children academically, socially, and/or in their emotional development. www.spdfoundation.net

OT Mom
Fun occupational therapy learning activities designed especially to boost kids’ school skills! http://www.ot-mom-learning-activities.com/

OT Plan
Occupational Therapy Plan
- an activity idea search engine for pediatric occupational therapy activities. Match skills you want to work on, with materials you have, to a detailed occupational therapy treatment activity. www.otplan.com


Teacher Resources

Teacher Checklists

  Sensory Classroom Checklist
  Visual-Motor Checklist

Developmental Milestones

  2-3 years
  3-4 years
  4-5 years
  5-6 years

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