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Helpful web sites and books:

Helpful web sites and books:

The Sensory Processing Disorder Network for general information, a list of professionals, and a list of parent support groups in various areas.
University of Texas Autism Project site describes sensory and motor activities for parents and professionals to try with kids.
A list of Sensory Accommodations for Children with Autism at school and home.
Pocket Full of Therapy and Abilitations for therapy equipment, balls, adapted scissors, weighted vests, etc.
Salt of the Earth for weighted blankets and vests.
Sensory Integration International, The Ayres Clinic, a nonprofit involved in SI education.

The Out-of-Sync Child: Recognizing and Coping with Sensory Processing Disorder by Carol Kranowitz. This popular book explains sensory integration dysfunction in children who may or may not have another diagnosis. Includes ideas for sensory experiences you can provide at home to help your child learn to regulate his sensory system.

The Out-of-Sync Child Has Fun: Activities for Kids with Sensory Processing Disorder by Carol Kranowitz. A companion to her first book, this revised edition includes many good ideas for parents who want fun and educational activities for their child with sensory problems. Siblings will likely enjoy these activities, too.

The Sensory-Sensitive Child: Practical Solutions for Out-of-Bounds Behavior by Drs. Karen A. Smith and Karen R. Gouze, child psychologists and parents of children with SI problems. This book has excellent parenting tips for understanding and managing behavior caused by sensory problems, from a psychologist's perspective.

Sensational Kids: Hope and Help for Children with Sensory Processing Disorder by Dr. Lucy Jane Miller, a Sensory Processing Disorder researcher. She discusses the warning signs and symptoms of SPD, the four types of the disorder, treatments and coping strategies.

Playing, Laughing and Learning with Children on the Autism Spectrum: A Practical Resource of Play Ideas for Parents and Carers by Julia Moor. Contains lots of ideas for how to use play to help your child learn, focus his attention, handle sensory problems, and, importantly, have fun. This updated edition includes advice on using the internet and digital cameras to make resources and for activities.

Raising a Sensory Smart Child: The Definitive Handbook for Helping Your Child with Sensory Integration Issues by Lindsey Biel and Nancy Peske. Practical information on working with your child, getting services from his school, using an occupational therapist and more.

DVDs about Sensory Processing Therapy:

Autism Movement Therapy with Joanne Lara. "Joanne Lara knows that the brain needs the body to move. In this DVD she gives the gift of her artful knowledge to children with autism, helping them to fulfill their wholeness and their potential," said Martha R. Herbert, Ph.D., M.D., Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School.

Spectrum Connections - Connecting Body Movement. A music therapist entertains children with songs and activities to help them improve their motor skills and understand movement.

The Out-of-Sync Child: Recognizing and Coping with Sensory Processing Disorder DVD by Carol Kranowitz.

OT For Children with Autism, Special Needs and Typical with therapist Britt Collins M.S. OTR/L.

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