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Sensory Issues

The Out-of-Sync Child Has Fun
Carol Stock Kranowitz Books
This book, additionally titled “Activities for Kids with Sensory Integration Dysfunction,” begins with a chapter describing Sensory Integration Dysfunction and follows up with chapters on activities for the specific sensory systems (it addresses touch, balance and movement, body position, seeing, hearing and smell) and activities for sensory-related skills (oral-motor skills, motor planning, fine motor skills, and bilateral coordination and crossing the midline).

The Out-Of-Sync Child, The: Recognizing and Coping with Sensory Integration Dysfunction
Carol Kranowitz Books
If your child is difficult, picky, oversensitive, clumsy, unpredictable, inattentive or a combination of these, he or she may have Sensory Integration Disorder, a frequently misdiagnosed condition that can lead to abnormal activity levels, problems with motor coordination, or inappropriate sensitivity to sensation and movement. "The Out-of-Sync Child" explains how to recognize and treat children with this common disorder.

Raising A Sensory Smart Child: The Definitive Handbook for Helping Your Child with Sensory Integration Issues
Lindsey and Nancy Biel and Peske Books
This handbook has chapters on finding and working with occupational therapists; practical solutions for daily problems; a wide range of developmental issues; advocating for your child at school; special challenges for teenagers; empowering your child in the world; and much more.

Raising Resilient Rascals 2008: Disk 1 (DVD)

This disk includes the following presentations from the 2008 conference: “The Nature and Nurture of the Brain” with Julian Davies; “The Dichotomy of Foster Care Adoption” with Paulette Caswell; and “Raising Resilient Rascals in a Raging Rambunctious World” – on sensory processing – with Stephen T. Glass.

Seeing Clearly: A Synergistic Blend of Behavioral Optometry and Occupational Therapy Focused on Enhancing Visual Perception
Lois Hickman Books
This booklet provides an overview of the development of vision, with a checklist of warning signs of vision problems – based on the studies of behavioral optometry; a discussion of the importance of integrating all the senses equally in the development of optimal visual skills – rooted in the field of occupational therapy; and practical, playful activities designed to improve visual skills in both adults and children.

Answers to Questions Teachers Ask About Sensory Integration
Carol Stock, Stacey Kranowitz, Szklut Books
This handbook/guidebook, from the author of The Out-of-Sync Child, is full of forms, checklists, usable descriptions and definitions, monitoring charts, diagnostic devices, to-do lists, and other practical tools to help parents and teachers monitor and understand their children’s functioning.

Brain Gym: Simple Activities for Whole Brain Learning
Paul E.and Gail E Dennison Books
This book, in first-person story format, includes the 26 Brain Gym movements and simple instructions for how to perform them correctly. Included are specific routines of movement for specific skills such as reading comprehension and hand-eye coordination. If you know that you or your child has the ability or the information but can’t seem to call upon it at will, you might benefit from having a copy of Brain Gym.

Fragile X Syndrome: Medical and Educational Approaches Toward Intervention (Audiotape)
Belle Curve Records Audiotapes
This 90-minute audio cassette contains a discussion of medical and educational approaches toward the treatment of individuals with Fragile X Syndrome. This discussion includes a framework for understanding sensory integration theory as it applies to the child's functional roles as family member, student and member of the community.

How Does Your Engine Run?: A Leader’s Guide to The Alert Program for Self-Regulation
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Mary Sue Williams Books
This "Leader’s Guide" is intended for professionals who use sensory integration techniques. Those who are unfamiliar with this theory can implement the program with consultation from an occupational therapist or other professional trained in sensory integration. All will find the introductory booklet (See next entry.) useful, whether or not they are familiar with sensory integration theory.

Little Heroes Sensory Integration and Behavior Problems in the Young Child
Cheryl, Linda, Lindsay, Alissa Pratt, Schwartz, Smith Children's Books
This booklet is designed to help parents explain sensory integration and behavioral problems to their children. It is about a boy named Jeff who experiences many different sensory and behavior problems during preschool. It can also be used to help siblings in the family understand their own feeling about a new child in the home. The accompanying Parents’ Guide provides a much fuller explanation of sensory integration and behavioral problems.

Love is a Start
Donna Shilts Books
Telling of her own courageous experience with two adoptive sons, Shilts demonstrates the incredible progress that is possible for children with neurological impairments.

Making Sense of Sensory Integration (Audiotape)
This tape and accompanying 37 page booklet with reproducible checklists and resource material tell parents and caregivers what SI is, how problems with SI affect children, how a diagnosis is made and what the appropriate treatment might be, and how SI difficulties might affect the child and family in their daily lives – at home, at school, and in the community.

Misunderstood Child, The: Understanding Sensory Integration (Audiotape)
Lynnette Burke Audiotapes
This tape of an ORPARC sponsored training at PSU explores the role Sensory Integration (defined as the ability to organize and process sensory input and to use that information to respond to the demands of our daily lives) plays in the lives of some children neurologically affected by pre-natal exposure to drugs or alcohol, or early exposure to violence, terror, or severe neglect. In other words, many of the children the state places into foster and adoptive homes! This video highlights the power of understanding Sensory Integration and its relationship to children’s behavior.

Sensabilities: Understanding Sensory Integration
Maryann Colby Trott Non-Return Items
This booklet, written in easy-to-understand language for parents of children who have problems integrating sensory input, opens the door to understanding and treating the disorder. It introduces some of the difficulties the child may encounter, examines specific types of problems related to the disorder, and offers ways to help remediate those problems. Suggested techniques are straightforward and nurturing, respecting the child’s dignity. They are easy to implement and fun too.

Sensory Integration and the Child

A. Jean Ayres Books
The chapters in this book are divided into three sections, "Sensory Integration and the Brain," which explains how systems normally function; "Sensory Integrative Dysfunction," which describes dysfunctional systems; and "What Can Be Done About the Problem."

Sensory Processing for Parents: From Roots to Wings (DVD)

This DVD presents information about sensory processing disorders, addressing difficulties in motor coordination/planning, selfregulation and sensory defensiveness. Children are seen doing the kinds of sensory activities that help them to be successful in daily life and to feel good about themselves. Parents explain the impact these difficulties have had on the lives of their children. A major focus of this video is on strategies for addressing these sensory concerns.

Sensory Integration Sensory Processing for Parents: From Roots to Wings (VHS)
Videotapes
This video presents information about sensory processing disorders, addressing difficulties in motor coordination/planning, self-regulation and sensory defensiveness. Children are seen doing the kinds of sensory activities that help them to be successful in daily life and to feel good about themselves. Parents explain the impact these difficulties have had on the lives of their children. A major focus of this video is on strategies for addressing these sensory concerns.

Songames For Sensory Integration (Audiotape)
Belle Curve Records Audiotapes
This tape and accompanying 37 page booklet offers 25 therapist-created "Songames" to enhance oral motor skills, and expressive language play, while decreasing tactile, auditory, visual and sensory defensiveness in kids from age 3 to 8.

Teachers Ask About Sensory Integration (Audiotape)
Belle Curve Records Audiotapes
This tape and accompanying 42-page booklet with reproducible checklists is for you to share with any teacher willing to make an attempt to understand why problems in sensory integration affect learning, to learn useful strategies for helping these kids engage and focus, and to improve the educational and social performance of kids with SI challenges.

Too Loud, Too Bright, Too Fast, Too Tight: What to Do If You Are Sensory Defensive in an Overstimulating World
Sharon Heller Books
The author of this book about treating people who have sensory integration difficulties is herself sensory defensive. She shows how the condition, if untreated, can cause secondary effects, and she offers practical treatments based on a recognition that this is a neurological, not a psychological condition.

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