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Resources - Sensory Processing Disorder

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Answers to questions teachers ask about sensory integration: including sensory processing disorder: forms, checklists, and practical tools for teachers and parents -- Las Vegas, CA: Sensory Resources, 2005.
Provides 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. You'll find tried-and-true instructions for developing fine-motor, “organizing,” and motor-planning skills, and for providing an appropriate “Sensory Diet” that will benefit all your students.
FAM RJ 496 .S44 K66 2005

Building bridges through sensory integration: therapy for children with autism and other pervasive developmental disorders / Yack, Ellen. -- Arlington, TX: Future Horizons Inc., 2002. 
Written by three occupational therapists, this book offers a combination of theory and strategies. It is a useful tool for those working with young children, but also broad enough to be adapted for older children and adults.
FAM RJ 496 .S44 Y34 2002

The Goodenoughs get in sync: a story for kids about the tough day when Filibuster grabbed Darwin's rabbit's foot and the whole family ended up in the doghouse: an introduction to sensory processing disorder and sensory integration / Kranowitz, Carol Stock -- Las Vegas: Sensory Resources, 2004.
A tale of five family members, each with a different sensory processing challenge and their naughty dog Filibuster.
FAM RJ 496 .S44 K7 2004

Living sensationally: understanding your senses / Dunn, Winnie – London: Jessica Kingsley, 2008.
The author identifies four major sensory types: Seekers; Bystanders; Avoiders and Sensors. Readers can use the questionnaire to find their own patterns and the patterns of those around them, and can benefit from practical sensory ideas for individuals, families and businesses.
FAM RJ 496 .S44 D86 2008

Love, Jean: inspiration for families living with dysfunction of sensory integration / Ayres, A. Jean -- Santa Rosa, CA: Crestport Press, 2004
Captured in previously unpublished correspondence written by sensory integration pioneer A. Jean Ayres to her nephew Philip Erwin, Love, Jean provides insight and inspiration to parents of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.
FAM RJ 496 .S44 A97 2004

Meghan's world: the story of one girl's triumph over sensory processing disorder / Renna, Diane M. -- Speonk, NY: Indigo Impressions, 2007.
Meghan's World was written to validate the feelings of children suffering with Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) and other disabilities/delays that often go side-by-side with SPD. This lets children and parents know that they are not alone, and that there are resources available to make their lives less stressful, more comfortable and happy.
FAM RJ 496 .S44 R46 2006

Out-of-sync child: recognizing and coping with sensory processing disorder / Kranowitz, Carol Stock -- New York: Penguin Group, 2005.
Sensory Processing Disorder is a common but frequently misdiagnosed problem in which the central nervous system misinterprets messages from the senses. It contains additional information on vision and hearing deficits, motor skill problems, nutrition and picky eaters, ADHA, autism, and other related disorders.
FAM RJ 496 .S44 K72 2005

Out-of-sync child has fun: activities for kids with sensory processing disorder / Kranowitz, Carol -- New York: Perigee Book, 2006.
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. This book presents lively and engaging ways to bring fun and play to everyday situations.
FAM RJ 496 .S44 K7197 2006

Parenting a child with sensory processing disorder: a family guide to understanding & supporting your sensory-sensitive child / Auer, Christopher R -- Oakland, CA: New Harbinger Publications Inc. 2006.
This book describes a range of activities that help strengthen family relationships, improve communication about the disorder, and deal with problem situations and conditions a child with SPD may encounter.
FAM RJ 496 .S44 A84 2006

Sensory integration and self-regulation in infants and toddlers: helping very young children interact with their environment / Williamson, Gordon G -- Washington, DC: Zero to three, 2001.
Written for a multidisciplinary audience of practitioners who support the development of infants and young children, it includes topics such as assessment and intervention approaches.
FAM RJ 496 .S44 W54 2001

Sensory processing disorder: simulations and solutions for parents, teachers and therapists [DVD] / Brack, Jenny Clark -- Shawnee Mission, KS: Autism Asperger Publishing Co. 2006.
This DVD presents basic information about sensory systems along with simple solutions for how to deal with sensory challenges both home and at school.
FAM RJ 496 .S44 B7 2006

The sensory-sensitive child: practical solutions for out-of-bounds behavior / Smith, Karen A -- New York: Harper Resource, 2004.
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. This guide will help families start on a new path of empowerment
and success.
FAM RJ 496 .S44 S64 2004

Sensory smarts: a book for kids with ADHD or autism spectrum disorders struggling with sensory integration problems / Chara, Kathleen A -- London: Jessica Kingsley, 2004.
It offers real solutions and hope, such as a sensory sensitivity scale, a behavioral rating chart and a list of helpful organizations. With much of the book written from the perspective of a child, and including rich illustrations, this book encourages children to work with adults in overcoming their sensory difficulties.
FAM RJ 496 .S44 C473 2004

Simple low-cost games and activities for sensorimotor learning: a sourcebook of ideas for young children including those with autism, ADHD, sensory processing disorder, and other learning differences / Kurtz, Lisa A. -- London ; Philadelphia: Jessica Kingsley Publisher, 2014.
Using materials that are readily-available in most households or that can be purchased or homemade at a very low cost, these games and activities are appropriate for all children, including those with autism, ADHD, Sensory Processing Disorder, and other learning challenges. The book includes clear descriptions of how to carry out each activity, helpful illustrations, and ways to adapt activities according to the child's individual needs. In addition, a comprehensive reference guide to the activities enables easy searching for games suited to the development of particular skills.
FAM LC 4026 .K87 2014

Starting sensory integration therapy: fun activities that won't destroy your home or classroom! / Arnwine, Bonnie. -- Arlington, TX: Future Horizons, 2007.
This book is for busy parents whose children are starting therapy. The author, who is the parent of a child with sensory processing disorder, has packed this book with fun activities, timesaving tips, and quick cleanup techniques.
FAM RJ 496 .S44 A76 2007

Tools for tots: sensory strategies for toddlers and preschoolers / Henry, Diana A -- Glendale, AZ: Henry OT Services, 2007.
Designed to provide parents with over-the-counter sensory tools to use to help their toddlers and preschoolers become more comfortable with and participate in daily activities. Provides help in dealing with acquiring social skills, change, eating habits, bath time and hygiene problems, dressing issues, and sleeping issues.
FAM RJ 496 .S44 H46 2007

Understanding regulation disorders of sensory processing in children: management strategies for parents and professionals / Reebye, Pratibha -- London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2008.
Children with regulation disorders of sensory processing struggle to regulate their emotions and behaviors in response to sensory stimulation. The author explains how to recognize this disorder and offers practical suggestions for parents.
FAM RJ 496 .S44 R43 2008

Understanding sensory dysfunction: learning, development and sensory dysfunction in autism spectrum disorders, ADHD, learning disabilities and bipolar disorder / Emmons, Polly Godwin -- London: Jessica Kingsley, 2005.
This comprehensive resource aims to help identify and address sensory dysfunction in children, using a range of practical strategies to help children reach their full potential at home, at school and in the community.
FAM RJ 496 .S44 E465 2005

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Web Sites

Children and Youth with Sensory Processing Issues – CHEO / Les troubles du traitement sensoriel chez les enfants et les adolescents - CHEO

Sensory Processing Disorder Foundation

Regulatory-Sensory Processing Disorders – Dr. Michael Cheng

Sensory Processing Problems in Children and Youth – / Les troubles du traitement chez les enfants et les adolescents – eSanté

Trouble dutraitement de l’information sensorielle (SPD) - Portail Enfance

Sensory Processing Disorder: Toby’s Story - Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Working with the Child with Sensory Integration Disorder – Scholastic

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Local Contacts

Autism Society Ontario – Ottawa Chapter
211 Bronson Avenue
Ottawa, ON K1R 6H5

Children at Risk
235 Donald Street, Suite 209
Ottawa, ON K1K 1N1
Fax: 613-741-5530

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