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28 instant songames / Lande, Aubrey; Wiz, Bob; Hickman, Lois. -- Arlington, Tex.: Future Horizons, Inc. 2005. 1 CD (60 min.) + booklet (47 p.)

The games in this resource are designed to help children learn about their bodies, their feelings, their preferences, and each other - while they are having fun. They are activities to help children develop their senses, coordination, body awareness, self-esteem and social skills. They are appropriate for children of all abilities, ages three to eight.

CC 305.2315 LAN [P13404]

45 ideas for classroom friendly fidget toys / Oakley, Bec., 2013. 8 p. ; 30 cm.

Children with ADHD, autism and sensory integration disorder are particular prone to being distracted. This booklet explains what fidget toys are all about, with lots of brightly illustrated examples of objects that can provide tactile, visual, vestibular and deep pressure sensory input: what is a fidget toy; who uses them; what makes a good fidget toy; tips for using them in the classroom. Also available online at

CC 618.928 OAK [P15214]

101 games and activities for children with autism, Asperger's and sensory processing disorders / Delaney, Tara. -- New York: McGraw-Hill, 2009. xii, 227 p. ; 23 cm.

The author, a pediatric occupational therapist, sees interactive, physical play as the basis for teaching children skills that are fundamental to their social world and to their cognitive capabilities. Yet one of the biggest challenges facing parents of children on the autism spectrum or with sensory processing disorders is how to successfully engage them in play. In this book she shows how to teach children and enhance their development through playtime activities.Many of the games can be played indoors or outdoors.

CC 305.2315 DEL [P12998]

Answers to questions teachers ask about sensory integration (including sensory processing disorder) / Koomar, Jane; Kranowitz, Carol Stock; Szklut, Stacey; Balzer-Martin, Lynn; Haber, Elizabeth; Sava, Deanna Iris. -- Las Vegas, Nv: Sensory Resources LLC, 2005. 63 p.

Written for teachers and parents, this book provides an easy to follow explanation of sensory integretation along with a discussion of sensory processing disorders and what happens when one or more senses are not being interpreted properly. Included is a set of checklists and other tools to assist parents and teachers when dealing with children who have sensory challenges.

CC 618.928 ANS [P11975]

Arnie and his school tools : simple sensory solutions that build success / Veenendall, Jennifer. -- Shawnee Mission, Kan.: Autism Asperger Pub. Co. 2008. 47 p.; 29 cm.

This is the story of Arnie who has a sensory processing disorder called "sensory modulation". It shows how with the help of his teachers, parents and occupational therapist, he has learned to use sensormotor strategies to assist his self-regulation. Arnie uses a variety of tools and materials to help him. Told from a child's perspective it helps us understand the difficulties and day-to-day challenges such children face, especially in the school environment. Useful reading for teachers and fellow students as well.

CC 618.928 VEE [P12342;P14429]

Ben's school daze : a story of being overwhelmed in a sensory world / Sims, Robyn; Larcom, Joanne. -- Sherwood, Qld.: Peence & Rogue Designs, 2015. 28 p. ; 22 cm.

This is a story about Ben who finds the sensory experiences within his day to be overwhelming. Loud noises vibrate through his body and clothes never feel just right. This can make it hard for Ben to be a good student, but don't worry, his teacher and mum know what to do to help him through his day. [Book cover]

CC 618.928 SIM [P16067]

Building social skills for autism, sensory processing disorders and learning disabilities : over 105 strategies, activities and sensory tools / Delaney, Tara; Hamrick, Mary C. -- Eau Claire, Wis.: PESI Publishing & Media, 2014. xiii, 139 p. ; 28 cm.

This workbook is designed to help professionals use the sensory system to teach complex social skills and build self-awareness in children and adolescents with autism, sensory processing disorder and learning disabilities. Included are: visualization strategies for social interactions; strategies to increase executive functioning; activities to address both non-cognitive and cognitive aptitude of being social; programs for groups or therapy sessons; and downloadable worksheets and activities.

CC 305.2313 DEL [P16171]

Can I tell you about sensory processing difficulties? : A guide for friends, family and professionals / Allen, Sue. -- London: Jessica Kingsley, 2016. 51 p. ; 23 cm.

This book is for children aged 5-11 years and their parents and teachers. It provides a simple overview of sensory processing disorder through Harry and how he finds it hard to process sensory information effectively. Harry discusses why activities such as washing, dressing and meal times can be challenging for him, the difficulties he faces at school and why he finds large groups and loud noises hard to cope with. He also explains that people can have diffrent sensory processing issues and talks about how people with sensory processing disorder can be helped.

CC 618.928 ALL [P15977]

Danceland : fun songs & activities to improve sensory skills / Taylor, Kristen Fitz; McDonald, Cheryl; Lande, Aubrey. -- Las Vegas, Nv: Sensory Resources LLC, 2008. 1 CD (20 tracks) + booklet (32 p.)

Using music and movement this CD invites participation and engages children in rhythmic expression, which is fundamental to physical, cognitive and emotional development. The Songames are multicultural, written by physical and occupational therapists, and has over 75 active-learning dance activities to develop motorskills.

CC 618.928 TAY [P13402]

Early intervention games : fun, joyful ways to develop social and motor skills in children with autism spectrum or sensory processing disorders / Sher, Barbara. -- San Francisco, Ca: John Wiley & Sons, 2009. xiv, 235 p. ; 24 cm.

Children identified with Autism Spectrum or Sensory Processing Disorders are often perceived as needing to be "fixed". However, recent research suggests that what we need to do instead is play with them and help them find the joy in interacting with others. In this book the author, an occupational therapist, provides a wide selection of fun and novel games to do at home or in the classroom, including a variety of games to play in the water. This resource can help these unique children enhance and increase the social, motor, and sensory skills. Each game explains the lesson learned and ways of modifying the games so that everyone, regardless of skill level and sensibility, can play along.

CC 305.2315 SHE [P13304]

Ellie Bean the drama queen / Harding, Jennie. -- Arlington, Tex.: Sensory World, 2011. 23 p. ; 22 cm.

Written by a mother and special education teacher, this illustrated children's story describes what it is like to grow up with sensory processing issues. It offers an insight into Ellie's "dramatic" behaviours and provides sensory answers for parents and teachers.

CC 618.928 HAR [P15706]

Emily's sister : a family's journey with dyspraxia and sensory processing disorder (SPD) / Gianetti, Michele. -- Lancaster: Your Stories Matter, 2017. 59 p. ; 20 cm.

Emily's younger sister is different from other children she knows. She seems to struggle with things most of us just do naturally. Her sister doesn't talk yet and she is always crying. Finally, Emily asks her mum if her younger sister is sick. Emily's mum explains that her sister has sensory processing disorder and dyspraxia, describing exactly what this means to Emily to help her understand why her sister behaves differently to other children. Emily's mum also explains how therapy will help her sister and how Emily can help her to grow and learn as well. This book is written from the point of view of a young school age sibling trying to understand if her sister is sick, if she will 'get better' and what therapy is. The book also encourages children to talk about their own feelings in relation to their sibling's disability and includes a final reflection from Emily as a 16 year old on how her sister has grown and the special bond they developed over time.

CC 301.4273 GIA [P16123]

Fuzzy buzzy groups for childen with developmental and sensory processing difficulties : a step-by-step resource / Brownlee, Fiona; Munro, Lindsay. -- London;Philadelphia: Jessica Kingsley, 2010. 68 p. ; 28 cm. + CD

This book is designed for adults working with young children who are struggling with daily activities and may be avoiding everyday senses and experiences. "This easy-to-follow resource will enable professionals to engage with children in a relaxed and fun way that explores sensory experiences...The authors guide you step by step through how to carry out a session, and include photocopiable forms and checklists as well as a sing-along CD containing music to use with the group. This resource will help children not just to explore sensory experiences, but also to learn to share, take turns, listen, interact with their peers and improve their self-esteem.". "The eight-session programme is ideally suited to children aged 2-5, although this can be adapted to suit individual needs, and is perfect for early years practitioners, teachers, teaching assistants, family respite carers and other professionals working with young children." (Book Cover)

CC 618.928 BRO [P13001]

The Goodenoughs get in sync / Kranowitz, Carol Stock. -- Las Vegas, Nv: Sensory Resources LLC, 2004. 89 p.

This book is designed to help children understand how their senses develop. It tells the story of five family members and their naughty dog, each with a different sensory processing challenge, and how they get in sync after a hard day. Explanations of sensory processing disorder are woven throughout the story.

CC 618.928 KRA [P11966]

I am the child : using brain gym with children who have special needs / Freeman, Cecilia K.; Dennison, Gail E. -- Ventura, Ca: Edu-Kinesthetics, 1998. 195 p.

Brain Gym is a set of body movement activities designed to meet the sensory and perceptual needs of children with intellectual disabilities, autism and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. This book describes one teacher's classroom experiences using Brain Gym and explains how the key Brain Gym movements work.

CC 618.928 FRE [P11583]

I like birthdays ... it's the parties I'm not sure about! / Renke, Laurie. -- Las Vegas, Nv: Sensory Resources LLC, 2005. 44 p.

Sensory Processing Disorder can cause children to become uncomfortable in many everyday situations that most children find enjoyable. This book has been written for children who do not like attending birthday parties and helps to explain in simple terms and pictures the situations that arise at birthdays that children may find distressing.

CC 618.928 REN [P12348]

I'll tell you why I can't wear those clothes : talking about tactile defensiveness / O'Sullivan, Noreen. -- London;Philadelphia: Jessica Kingsley, 2014. 56 p. ; 21 cm.

Do you know a child who hates the feel of certain items of clothing? Tactile defensiveness is a largely unrecognised physical conditions that causes hypersensitivity to certain touch sensations. This photographic workbook, written from a child's perspective, explores why some children become emotionally overwhelmed by daily routines such as putting on clothing, socks, and shoes.

CC 618.928 OSU [P15303]

I'm not weird, I have sensory processing disorder (SPD) : Alexandra's journey / Laird, Chynna T. -- Ann Arbor, Mich.: Loving Healing Press, 2012. 23 p. ; 22 cm.

Inspired by the author's daughter, who struggles with sensory processing disorder (SPD), this book can help children with SPD explain their disorder to others, and help their peers, teachers and therapists understand what children with SPD are experiencing. Would suite children between 5-10 years.

CC 618.928 LAI [P15715]

Learn to move, move to learn : dinosaurs / Brack, Jenny Clark. -- Shawnee Mission, Kan.: Autism Asperger Pub. Co. 2005. 1 DVD (19 min.) + 1 leaflet

Demonstrates seven step by step sensorimotor activities including warm up, vestibular, proprioception, balance, eye-hand coordination, cool down and fine motor. The lessons use a transdisciplinary approach in an inclusive environment and theme based (dinosaur) activities. Includes a brief introduction to sensory integration and how it can be applied in the classroom. More activities can be found in the book "Learn to move, move to learn : sensorimotor early childhood activity themes" (P10850)

CC 618.928 BRA [P11543]

Learn to move, move to learn : sensorimotor early childhood activity themes / Brack, Jenny Clark. -- Shawnee Mission, Kan.: Autism Asperger Pub. Co. 2004. 188 p.

This resource uses sensory integration to improve motor, language, sensory, cognitive and social skills in preschool children. The handbook uses vestibular, proprioception, tactile, visual, auditory, olfactory and gustatory system activities to improve sensory integration problems. The program structure is based on lesson components made up of warm-up, vestibular, proprioception, balance, eye-hand coordination, cool-down and fine motor. Evaluation forms and activity templates are included.

CC 618.928 BRA [P10850]

Living sensationally : understanding your senses / Dunn, Winnie. -- London;Philadelphia: Jessica Kingsley, 2009. 213 p. ; 24 cm.

This book "explains how your individual sensory patterns affect the way you react to everything that happens to you throughout the day. Each one of us can identify with one of four major sensory patterns: Seekers; Bystanders; Avoiders; and Sensors. Using the questionnaire in this book you can find out your own sensory pattern and compare it to that of your partner or co-worker. This book helps you understand how sensory conflicts arise and how best to deal with them at home and at work." (Book Cover)

CC 618.928 DUN [P14240 ]

Love for logan / DeMonia, Lori. -- San Antonio, Tex.: Halo Publishing International, 2015. 25 p. ; 21 cm.

A young girl learns to better understand why day to day life can be challenging for her older sister who has autism and sensory processing disorder.

CC 618.928 DEM [P15790]

Madi goes shopping / Cain, Monique. -- [Melbourne]: 3MT Media, 2016. 18 p. ; 21 cm.

This short children's story book explains what it is like for Madi, who is on the autism spectrum, to go shopping with her mum. Madi looks like all the kids at the shops, but sounds, crowds and just being in a strange place can make Madi behave in unpredictable ways.

SC/AUT CAI [P15885]

Mixed signals : understanding and treating your child's sensory processing issues / Lashno, Mary. -- Bethesda, Md: Woodbine House, 2010. 198 p. ; 22 cm.

This guide helps a parent make sense of their child with a sensory processing disorder's perplexing behaviour, learn why some sensory systems under or over-react, and learn what therapies and interventions are available. It combines easy to follow information, case studies, and real life strategies.

CC 618.928 LAS [P13369]

My sensory book : working together to explore sensory issues and the big feelings they can cause : a workbook for parents, professionals and children / Kerstein, Lauren H. -- Shawnee Mission, Kan.: Autism Asperger Pub. Co. 2008. xxvi, 157 p. ; 28 cm.

Aimed at parents, professionals and children, this book includes clear descriptions of sensory challenges and the relationship with emotional regulation, along with worksheets and activities to help children have a better understanding of their own physical and emotional reactions.

CC 618.928 KER [P14324]

No longer a secret : unique common sense strategies for children with sensory and motor challenges / Bialer, Doreit S.; Miller, Lucy Jane. -- Arlington, Tex.: Sensory World, 2011. 238 p. ; 23 cm.

This resource helps to provide cost-effective, functional, on the problem solving tips to use for children with sensory or motor-related issues at home, at school, or in the community setting. The strategies can be used by the parent, teacher or therapist.

CC 618.928 BIA [P14823]

The out-of-sync child grows up : coping with sensory processing disorder in the adolescent and young adult years / Kranowitz, Carol Stock. -- New York: Tacher Perigee, 2016. xvii, 300 p. ; 21 cm.

This book is suitable for teenages and young adults including first person accounts from young people and the strategies they use to meet the challenges of living with sensory processing disorder. It also includes advice from therapists and other professionals for adolescents and young adults on coping with daily routines, handling social situations and relationships, nurturing passions and making the most of occupational therapy and other resources.

CC 618.928 KRA [P15873]

The out-of-sync child has fun: activities for kids with sensory integration dysfunction / Kranowitz, Carol Stock. -- New York: Penguin Putnam, 2003. 324 p.

A book of fun activities that parents, therapists and teachers can do with children who have Sensory Integrative Disorder. Sensory Integrative Disorder is usually found in children who are affected by Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Asperger syndrome, Autism, Down syndrome, Fragile-X syndrome and Pervasive Developmental Disorder. The activities are sectioned into chapters covering touch, balance, seeing, hearing, smelling, oral motor skills, motor planning, fine motor skills and bilateral coordination. Most of the materials used in the activities are everyday items that can be found around the house.

CC 618.928 KRA [P10579;P13187]

The out-of-sync child: recognizing and coping with sensory integration dysfunction / Kranowitz, Carol Stock. -- New York: Berkley Publishing Group, 1998. 322p

Sensory integration dysfunction is a common, frequently misdiagnosed problem in which messages from the senses are not correctly processed by the central nervous system. The guide provides easily understood information on sensory integration and SI dysfunction and a drug free treatment approach to the problem.

CC 618.928 KRA [P08517;P11049;P13188]

Out of the mouths of babes : a book especially for parents & other 'grown ups'. / Frick, Sheila M; Frick, Ron; Oetter, Patricia; Richter, Eileen. -- Stillwater, MN: PDP Press, 1996. ii, 28 p.; 22 cm.

This booklet describes the developmental significance of the mouth and the provides an understanding of the basic action pattern called the suck, swallow, breathe synchrony. Just as researchers in child development have learned that developmental patterns have a purpose and are not just accidental, some occupational therapists and speech clinicians have been looking at the development of the mouth and activities associated with the mouth in a similar way. The book shares what children have told the authors about how things like sucking, blowing and chewing can help them.

CC 618.928 FRI [P12346]

Parenting a child with sensory processing disorder : a family guide to understanding and supporting your sensory-sensitive child / Auer, Christopher R.; Blumberg, Susan L. -- Oakland, Ca: New Harbinger Publications, 2006. ix, 192 p.

This book describes the symptoms of sensory processing disorder (SPD) and provides an overview on what it means to live and care for a child with this condition. It provides a range of activities to help strengthen family relationships, improve communication about the disorder, and deal with problem situations and conditions a child with SPD may encounter. Included throughout are real-life stories providing ideas that can be used in different family situations.

CC 618.928 AUE [P12099]

Picky, Picky Pete / Griffin, Michele. -- Arlington, Tex.: Sensory World, 2010. 46 p. ; 17 cm.

Written by an occupational therapist, this is a picture book for the extra-sensitive child or those with a sensory processing disorder. Pete finds his clothes uncomfortable and can't stand "paint, soap and things with lumps". He explains this to his mother as they navigate a difficult, but typical, morning in the life of a young boy with sensory issues. The aim of the book is to foster communication, tolerance and understanding between parent and child.

CC 618.928 GRI [P13487]

Practical sensory programmes for students with autism spectrum disorders / Larkey, Sue. -- London: Jessica Kingsley, 2007. 112 p.

Written by an experienced practitioner with children who have autism spectrum disorder. This book offers a six step approach using over 30 activities which involve the senses and movement to improve communication, while also occupying children in a relaxing, enjoyable and rewarding way. Includes checklists to assess children's sensory reactions, sleep patterns, sense of movement and use of eye contact. Suitable for teachers to use in the classroom and parents to use at home.

SC/AUT LAR [P11845]

Raising a sensory smart child : the definitive handbook for helping your child with sensory integration issues / Biel, Lindsey; Peske, Nancy. -- New York: Penguin Books, 2005. 399 p.

Parents who have children with sensory integration dysfunction will find information and practical strategies to help with day to day parenting issues. The book explains how the senses work and why wires get crossed, how to plan a sensory diet to suit the individual child's needs, fostering a child's development to improve learning, attention and independent living skills and empowering children and teenagers using sensory smarts.

CC 618.928 BIE [P11574]

Seeing clearly : fun activities for improving visual skills / Hickman, Lois; Hutchins, Rebecca. -- Las Vegas, Nv: Sensory Resources LLC, 2002. 63 p.

A guide on improving visual motor skills in both children and adults by using eye game activities. The book discusses the development of vision from birth and includes a list of possible warning signs indicating vision problems. Emphasis is placed on the importance of sensory integration in the development of visual skills. The eye game activities can be used at home, school, with an occupational therapist or behavioural optometrist.

CC 305.908 HIC [P10687]

Self-regulation in everyday life : a how-to guide for parents / MacKenzie, Heather. -- St. Catharines, ON: Wired Fox, 2015. x, 147 p. ; 28 cm.

A step-by-step guide for parents to work with children on developing foundation skills in body, cognitive and emotional self-regulation. The author follows the SPARK model - Self-regulation Program of Awareness and Resilience in Kids. The book aims to help children regulate and control their body, use mindful Turtle Breathing to calm and centre themselves, focus attention and ignore unimportant things, think about what they hear and see and make sure they understand, organise ideas and explain them, recognise their own emotions and those of others, be empathetic, manage emotions. The program is aimed at children 2-8 years of age and is suitable for children on the autism spectrum.

CC 618.928 MAC [P16069]

Self-regulation interventions and strategies : keeping the body, mind and emotions on task in children with autism, ADHD or sensory disorders / Garland, Teresa. -- Eau Claire, Wis.: PESI Publishing & Media, 2014. xiv, 196 p. ; 26 cm.

This book provides practical and proven strategies and adaptions for helping children who struggle to keep their minds, bodies and emotions on task. Topics covered include: methods to calm, prevent outbursts and melt-downs; interventions for attention problems, impulse control and distractibility; stories and video modeling for autism; behavioural and sensory approaches to picky eating; technology and apps to help with organisation; and emotions and emotional regulation.

CC 618.928 GAR [P15810]

Sensational kids : hope and help for children with Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) / Miller, Lucy Jane; Fuller, Doris A. -- New York: Penguin, 2006. xxv, 351 p.

Based on extensive research and practical experience the author describes the signs and symptoms of Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD), assessment and diagnosis, treatment and strategies for coping. There is a section describing cases studies of children with the disorders and what happens as these children grow up. The final section discusses the science of SPD and describes further research into causes, prevalence, intervention and treatment effectiveness.

CC 618.928 MIL [P12347]

A sense of calm : a sensory DVD for relaxation therapy / A Sense of Calm Ltd. -- [England]: [2014] 1 DVD (60 min.) + 2 booklets

This DVD works by imitating the principles of sensory rooms, using gentle images & music to help relax adults and children with a range of conditions, including dementia, Alzheimer�s, strokes, autism, Down�s syndrome and other learning difficulties, where the nature of their condition can lead to frustration, agitation, anxiety and sometimes rage. The DVD shows non-memory provoking images & music, this is important as it means that no negative memories or thoughts are triggered.

CC 152.4 SEN [P15648]

SenseAbilities: understanding sensory integration / Trott, Maryann Colby; Laurel, Marci K.; Windeck, Susan L. -- San Antonio Tex.: Therapy Skill Builders, 1993. 69p., ill.

Written for parents of children with a sensory integration disorder the book includes a brief discussion of the tactile and vestibular systems, praxis and arousal. It examines specific types of problems related to the disorder and various therapy techniques which can be used.

CC 618.928 TRO [P08519;P08520;P08522;P08528]

Sensitive Sam : Sam's sensory adventure has a happy ending / Roth-Fisch, Marla. -- Arlington, Tex.: Future Horizons, Inc. 2009. 29 p. ; 22 cm.

This book is written from the perspective of a young boy with Sensory Processing Disorder (SDP) and his daily challenges. It brings to life how his over-sensitivity creates chaos and frustration at home and in the classroom. Finally, at the suggestion of Sam's teacher, his parents take Sam to see an occupational therapist who puts him on a "sensory diet". With the love and support of his family, Sam can start to like doing some of the things he used to hate.

CC 618.928 ROT [P13494]

Sensitive Sam visits the dentist / Roth-Fisch, Marla. -- Arlington, Tex.: Future Horizons, Inc. 2014. 42 p. : 22 cm.

This book is designed to help children who are on the autism spectrum or have sensory processing issues better understand visits to the dentist. It also includes tips for parents on how to tell their child about the dentist, along with information on dental hygiene.

CC 611.3 ROT [P15918]

A sensory approach to the curriculum : for pupils with profound and multiple learning difficulties / Davis, Judy. -- London: David Fulton Publishers, 2001. 116p

This book explores the possibilities of presenting the school curriculum to children with complex needs in a sensitive and imaginative way that involves all the senses in the learning process. In the first section, the author outlines the sensory approach and provides working examples. The second section provides useful suggestions, activities, teaching strategies and resources.

371.928 DAV [P09374]

Sensory integration tools for teens : strategies to promote sensory processing / Henry, Diana A.; Ruess, Rick; Wheeler-Rhodes, Tamara J.; Sava, Deanna Iris. -- Youngtown, AZ: Henry OT Services, 2004. 49 p. (looseleaf)

A handbook for teenagers that uses the sensory tools movement, muscles, touching, mouth, hearing, seeing and smelling. The tools can be used throughout the teenage years to help with problems associated with tiredness, risk taking, drugs, needing teen space and time out. There are a range of activities and suggestions that promote sensory integration and will assist the young person to make a smooth journey through the teen years.

CC 618.928 HEN [P10916]

Sensory issues for adults with autism spectrum disorder / Heffernan, Diarmuid. -- London;Philadelphia, Pa: Jessica Kingsley, 2016. 188 p. ; 22 cm.

Describes how the senses work and how sensory systems can function differently for people with autism spectrum disorder. This guide helps people with autism and people who support them to understand their sensory difficulties and how to create a plan for dealing with specific everyday challenges including difficulties that can arise at work or school, home, in public spaces and online.

CC 618.928 HEF [P15874]

Sensory issues in learning & behavior / Kranowitz, Carol. -- [Arlington, Tex.]: Sensory World, 2011. 2 DVDs (3 hr.) + 1 Booklet (63 p.)

Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD), or the inability to respond "appropriately" to ordinary sensory experiences, affects as many as 1 in 6 children. In this live presentation, Carol Kranowitz offers sensory strategies and activities that have been applauded around the world. She discusses research in SPD and shares her 25 years of teaching experience. For every kind of sensory need, she has a story that illustrates how a child may behave and suggests new techniques that work as well as fun and functional activities. Carol looks at the six types of SPD and also discusses possible co-existing problems, and available treatment and therapy options.

CC 618.928 KRA [P14573]

Sensory perceptual issues in autism and Asperger syndrome : different sensory experiences - different perceptual worlds / Bogdashina, Olga. -- London: Jessica Kingsley, 2003. 217 p.

Explores sensory experiences in people with autism and explains how to recognise different perceptual and cognitive styles and sensory related conditions. The book assesses and recommends different treatment types and appropriate techniques to enhance strengths and minimise sensory perceptual problems.

CC 618.928 BOG [P10782]

Sensory perceptual issues in autism and Asperger syndrome : different sensory experiences - different perceptual worlds / Bogdashina, Olga. -- London;Philadelphia, Pa: Jessica Kingsley, 2016. 288 p. ; 23 cm.

This revised and updated edition focuses on the sensory perceptual experiences and sensitivities seen in autism spectrum conditions, and the cognitive differences caused by them. Based on current research and the latest thinking, this book covers assessment and intervention and makes practical recommendations for selecting appropriate methods and techniques to eliminate sensory perceptual problems and enhance individual strengths. [Book jacket] .

CC 618.928 BOG [P15914]

The sensory processing disorder answer book : practical answers to the top 250 questions parents ask / Delaney, Tara. -- Naperville, Ill.: Sourcebooks, 2008. 230 p.

Written in an easy-to-read question and answer format, this book helps to explain and make it more easy to understand sensory processing disorder (SPD), providing advice and immediate answers to numerous questions about SPD including: what is sensory processing?; what is sensory integration therapy?; are there tests for SPD? ; and how do you teach a child understand his sensory needs. Questions are organised in chapters covering topics including: signs and symptoms; diagnosis; treatment; sensory integration strategies; social situations; adult years; and therapeutic activities.

CC 618.928 DEL [P12247]

Sensory processing disorder : simulations and solutions for parents, teachers and therapists / Brack, Jenny Clark. -- Shawnee Mission, Kan.: Autism Asperger Pub. Co. 2006. 1 DVD

Uses a visual format to help parents, teachers and therapists better understand the difficulties children with sensory disorders go through when completing even simple tasks. Provides an overview and definition of sensory integration, processing, modulation and dysfunction. Discusses strategies and solutions that can be used to help children with difficulties in the system areas of vestibular, proprioceptive, tactile, visual, auditory, motor planning, articulation, olfactory, taste/oral tactile and cognitive exercises.

CC 618.928 BRA [P11278]

The sensory-sensitive child : practical solutions for out-of-bounds behavior / Smith, Karen A.; Gouze, Karen R. -- New York: HarperResource, 2005. 282 p.

Written by two psychologists who are parents of children with sensory processing difficulties, this book discusses how to recognize sensory processing problems, evaluate treatment options, and implement strategies for handling challenges at home, at school, and in the wider community.

CC 618.928 SMI [P11972]

Sensory smarts : a book for kids with ADHD or autism spectrum disorders struggling with sensory integration problems / Chara, Kathleen A.; Chara, Jr., Paul J.; Chara, Christian P. -- London: Jessica Kingsley, 2004. 80 p.

Written from the point of view of a twelve year old child, this book follows his life since birth and describes the sensory integration problems that have arisen along the way. The book offers practical advice on overcoming sensory difficulties with the use of sensory sensitivity scales and behaviour reward charts.

CC 618.928 CHA [P10805]

Sensory stimulation : sensory-focused activities for people with physical and multiple disabilities / Fowler, Susan. -- London: Jessica Kingsley, 2007. 247 p.

This resource provides a step-by-step approach for carers and other professionals working with people with physical, multiple or complex disabilities organising sensory-focused activities. It also presents information on sensory stimulation within a framework that embraces the individual's everyday situation. Activities are based around food, drink, personal and household care and crafts, and are kept simple so they can be slotted into daily routines with minimum disruption. It also includes checklists and assessment forms.

CC 618.928 FOW [P11831]

The sensory team handbook / Mucklow, Nancy. -- Kingston, Ontario: Michael Grass House, 2009. 166 p. ; 22 cm.

Aimed at pre-teens and young teens, this is a hands on tool to help them make sense of their senses and take charge of their sensory processing. Written in simple, everyday language, each chapter is full of comics, cartoons, diagrams, quizzes, trivia and question-answer sections. This book compares the senses to a sports team in need of a coach and shows the reader how to become the coach, turning therapy into something kids can do by and for themselves.

CC 618.928 MUC [P13890]

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, 2014. 176 p. ; 23 cm.

This is a practical sourcebook with fun, low-cost games and activities that encourage the development of motor skills, coordination and sensory tolerance in young children. It uses materials that are available in most households or can be purchased or homemade at low cost. They are appropriate for all children including those with autism, ADHD, sensory processing disorder, and other learning challenges.

CC 305.2315 KUR [P15314]

So loud, it hurts / Bos, Elaheh; Margolese, Stephanie. -- [Montreal, Quebec]: Plant Grow Love, 2015. 32 p. ; 22 cm.

Gus loves almost everything about his birthday, but when the sounds become too loud he feels overwhelmed and needs to remember what silence feels like. This book is aims to help children who suffer from sound sensitivity to take control of what is happening to them.

CC 618.828 BOS [P15747]

Songames : for sensory integration / Lande, Aubrey; Wiz, Bob. -- Arlington, Tex.: Future Horizons, Inc. 2009. 2 CDs (87 min.) + Booklet (76 p.)

These Songames offer fun and engaging developmental play activities for children aged three to eight. The therapy-created songs are to promote growth and developments in a fun, safe, positive environment and can be used in the home, classroom or clinic. There are musical activities for improving fine and gross motor skills, muscle strength and praxis and Songames that enhance oral motor skills and expressive language play. Also includes activities to help decrease tactile, audiory, visual and sensory defensiveness. The companion booklet gives background information on how to get the most out of this resource and contains creative ways to use the Songames.

CC 618.928 LAN [P13399]

Space and self : active learning by means of the little room / Nielsen, Lilli. -- Copenhagen: SIKON, 2003. 107 p.

Using a perceptual aid called the Little Room, this book examines the development of spacial relations in early life and how aids such as the Little Room can provide the learner with opportunities to increase their understanding of spacial relations and object perception.

CC 618.928 NIE [P10976 ]

Speak, move, play and learn with children on the autism spectrum : activities to boost communication skills, sensory integration and coordination using simple ideas from speech and language pathology and occupational therapy / Brady, Lois Jean; Gonzalez, America X; Zawadzki, Maciej; Presley, Corinda. -- London: Jessica Kingsley, 2011. 174 p. ; 28 cm.

Suitable for use at home or in the classroom, this book provides ideas to improve communication, sensory integration, and coordination skills in children on the autism spectrum. Easy-to-follow, goal-orientated activities are categorized in sections including: cooking; arts and crafts; activities of daily living; music making; and simple sensory activities. Activities use readily available materials and can be adapted to suit children of different ages and abilities, including those who are non verbal [book jacket].

SC/AUT SPE [P14405]

Squirmy wormy : how I learned to help myself / Wilson, Lynda Farrington. -- Arlington, Tex.: Sensory World, 2009. 27 p. ; 22 cm

This book captures how overwhelming sensation can be to children with sensory processing disorders (SDP) through imaginative pictures. The reader will learn about SPD and learn strategies to help calm the nervous system of a child who experiences a disorganised sensory world.

CC 618.928 WIL [P13492]

Starting sensory integration therapy : fun activities that won't destroy your home! / Arnwire, Bonnie. -- Las Vegas, Nv: Sensory Resources LLC, 2006. 128 p.

This book provides a collection of fun activities and games designed to facilitate learning and skill development in children with sensory dysfunction. The activities are sectioned into chapters covering tactile-touch, gross motor, visual, hearing-auditory, smell, oral motor, and fine motor. Most of the materials used in the activities are everyday items that can be found around the house.

CC 618.928 ARN [P11974]

Strategies for a successful mealtime : a program for children with autism spectrum disorder and related disabilities who have eating difficulties / Flanagan, Maureen. -- Lenexa, Kansas: AAPC Publishing, 2016. xix, 132 p. ; 23 cm.

Provides parents with an understanding of feeding problems describing typical development of feeding patterns at different ages and where the developmental progression may go awry indicating that feeding problems are present or emerging in children with autism. This book also provides a structured oral-motor and feeding program emphasising the child's sensory system in relation to food refusals. It aims to help parents and professionals understand how a child's sensory challenges and difficulties producing typical oral movement patterns can affect their ability to accept textured foods, a variety of foods and novel foods.

SC/AUT FLA [P15924]

Take five! : staying alert at home and school / Williams, Mary Sue; Shellenberger, Sherry. -- Albuquerque, N.M.: TherapyWorks, 2001. 86 p.

The Alert Program helps children monitor, maintain and change their levels of alertness. This handbook highlights five ways to implement this strategy by incorporating sensorimotor methods in everyday routines. The activities presented in the book are simple and practical and designed to support children's learning in the home and at school. The Alert Program is discussed in full detail in the book "How does your engine run?: a leader's guide to the Alert Program for self regulation".

CC 618.928 WIL [P10914]

Teaching students with sensory disabilities : a practical guide for every teacher / Algozzine, Robert; Ysseldyke, James E. -- Thousand Oaks, Ca: Corwin Press, 2006. 118 p.

Defines the characteristics and specific needs of students who are deaf, blind, or deaf and blind. Provides teachers with classroom management strategies to assist and support students with sensory impairments. Examines characteristics that may be encountered in the classroom including cognitive, academic, physical, behavioural and communication issues.

CC 618.928 ALG [P11573]

This is Gabriel making sense of school : a book about sensory processing disorder / Steiner, Hartley. -- USA: Trafford Publishing, 2010. 1 vol (unpaged) ; 22 cm.

This easy to read and illustrated book provides a look into the challenges children with Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) face in the classroom. It gives teachers, parents and students a better understanding of all seven senses (sight, hearing, touch, taste, smell, vestibular and proprioception), how they are affected at school and what kinds of accommodations are necessary to help children with SPD learn.

CC 618.928 STE [P14431]

The ultimate guide to sensory processing in children / Ostovar, Roya. -- Arlington, Tex.: Sensory World, 2009. xx, 319 p. ; 23 cm.

In this book the author not only discusses what sensory processing disorder(SPD) is, but focuses a great deal on understanding this disorder on the basis of a stress model - which is her way of helping parents understand SPD as a source of chronic stress for their child. It can help the parents help the children as she provides practical and helpful methods, and step-by-step techniques to support and improve the child's functioning at home, at school, and in the community. It provides explanations, up-to-date research, and case examples.

CC 618.928 OST [P13383]

Understanding sensory dysfunction : learning, developmental and sensory dysfunction in autism spectrum disorders, ADHD, learning disabilities and bipolar disorder / Emmons, Polly Godwin; Anderson, Liz Mckendry. -- London: 2005. 175 p.

A practical book that explains what sensory dysfunction is and its relationship to other syndromes and conditions. Discusses sensory integration strategies and techniques that can be used at home and school to assist children in learning and socialisation.

CC 618.928 EMM [P11575]

Understanding sensory processing disorders in children : a guide for parents and professionals / Mielnick, Matt. -- London;Philadelphia: Jessica Kingsley, 2017. 158 p. ; 22 cm.

This book explains the way the sensory system works and shows how small inefficiencies in this complex system can have a huge impact on a child's behaviour. Through examples, the book describes the variety of sensory processing differences that can occur in children and offers practical advice to help manage these differences. [Book cover]

CC 618.928 MIE [P16101]

Understanding your child's sensory signals : keep it real. keep it simple. keep it sensory / Voss, Angie. -- [USA]: 2011. 113 p. ; 23 cm

When there is a greater understanding of a child's sensory needs and differences, a transformation and shift on how one percieves these challenges can have a powerful effect on behaviour, development, and quality of life for a child. This book will empower you that voice for your child and more importantly discover the tools and strategies that work. (Book cover). The handbook is designed to work hand in hand with the author's website .

CC 616.928 VOS [P15189]

Unlocking the mysteries of sensory dysfunction : a resource for anyone who works with, or lives with, a child with sensory issues / Anderson, Elizabeth; Emmons, Pauline. -- Arlington, Tex.: Future Horizons, Inc. 1996. 91 p.

This book gives guidance to parents of children with sensory issues by offering practical solutions to everyday problems. The common symptoms of sensory dysfunction are discussed using a developmental timeline with tips on how to manage from diagnosis through to effective treatment. Issues discussed include home, family, school, decision making and the future.

CC 618.928 AND [P10623]

Visual perception problems in children with AD/HD, autism, and other learning disabilities : a guide for parents and professionals / Kurtz, Lisa A. -- London: Jessica Kingsley, 2006. 108 p.

A guide for parents, teachers and professionals on how to recognise and screen for subtle visual problems in children with autism spectrum disorders, attention deficit hyperactivity disorders and other learning disorders. Explains the anatomy and structure of the visual system and where to find help if problems are detected. Outlines a range of activities that can be implemented at home or in the classroom to help strengthen children's functional vision and perceptual skills.

CC 305.908 KUR [P11571]

Why does Izzy cover her ears? : dealing with sensory overload / Veenendall, Jennifer. -- Shawnee Mission, Kan.: Autism Asperger Pub. Co. 2009. 39 p. ; 29 cm.

This is an illustrated children's bookdealing with challenges of sensory overload at school and at home for a young girl with sensory processing disorder. It looks at the symptoms and the tools for mitigating them so children like Izzy can function and learn more successfully. This is also useful for other children in the classroom to both understand and perhaps benefit from some of the strategies and tools used.

CC 618.928 VEE [P13131]