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BOOKS

Jenny L Clark, OTR/L

Move to Learn, Learn to Move

Sensory, play-based and instructional - all in one! Jam-packed with creative theme-based group lessons,

this resource follows a developmental sequence with seven activities related to each theme.                                                     For maximum flexibility, suggestions for adaptation and modification for individual students are included,                           along with instructions for how to develop additional lessons.

Sing, Move, Learn. 

Sing, Move, Learn brings alive the musical songs in Jenny Clark Brack's book Learn to Move, Move to Learn.

From Apples to Valentines, children can sing along with the CD for the theme-based lesson plans. Each

song in Sing, Move, Learn has been carefully recorded to target sensory regulation by using selected

tempos, rhythms, and instruments accompanied by a variety of musical styles.

Learn to Move, Moving Up

Sensory, play-based and literacy instruction - all in one! Using the same easy-to-use format as her first book,                     Learn to Move, Move to Learn, Jenny Brack brings us a series of effective sensory-based activities for older school-aged children! These literacy-rich lesson plans include specially designed curriculum suggestions and underscore how activities can be adapted to meet state and national standards.

Learn to Move, Moving Up! Sensorimotor Elementary-School Activity Themes also contains a thorough, up-to-date discussion of sensory disorders; assessment and evaluation considerations, including a reproducible teacher observation checklist; evidence-based best-practices; how to integrate lessons into inclusive elementary school environments;                 as well as learning enrichment suggestions.

Arthur and Carly Fleischmann

Carly’s Voice 

In Carly's Voice, her father, Arthur Fleischmann, blends Carly's own words with his story of getting

to know his remarkable daughter. One of the first books to explore firsthand the challenges of

living with autism, it brings listeners inside a once-secret world in the company of an inspiring

young woman who has found her voice and her mission.

Carol Stock Kranowitz, Stacey Szklut 

Answers to Questions Teachers Ask About Sensory Integration.  

In this elegant approach to the often-elusive subject of sensory integration, Carol Kranowitz, M.A.

(author of the best-selling book The Out-of-Sync Child) and expert occupational therapists Stacey Szklut,

MS, OTR/L, Lynn Balzer-Martin, PhD, OTR, Jane Koomar, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA, Elizabeth Haber, MS, OTR/L,

and Deanna Iris Sava, MS, OTR/L, have assembled an extensive and 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.

Doreit Bialer and Lucy Jane Miller

No Longer a Secret

This invaluable resource by Dr Lucy Jane Miller and Doreit Bialer helps teach cost effective,

functional, on the spot tips to use for children with sensory issues at home, at school, or in a

community setting. Any parent, teacher, or therapist can use this book and help a child with

sensory or motor issues!

Jacqueline Wilson

Meet the Beaker Kids

A social-emotional comic book that helps children learn to identify and regulate stimulation in their lives.                               It's helpful for families living with Sensory Processing Disorder, overexcitabilities, autistic children

and anyone who could use a little support emotionally regulating!

A good resource for educators interested in understanding and supporting

the neurodiverse.

The Beaker Kids Laboratory

The how-to guide for The Beaker Kids.
​​Filled with "field guide" fact sheets, lesson plans and games, the Lab Manual is your essential reference tool                     for identifying and helping the Beakers in your life. Includes reproducible classroom art and worksheets.

 

 Paula Aquilla, Ellen Yack and Shirley Sutton

Building Bridges

Written by three experienced occupational therapists, this book offers a combination of theory

and strategies. It is a perfect tool for those working with young children, but also broad enough

to be adapted for older children and adults. Building Bridges provides creative techniques and

useful tips while offering innovative strategies and practical advice for dealing with everyday

challenges, including managing behaviors, improving muscle tone, developing social skills,

selecting diets, and more. Part one explains the role of the occupational therapists in treatment

and examines sensory integration theories. Part two offers methods of identifying sensory

problems in children along with numerous strategies and activities.  

 

Bryan Christopher Duggan and Ahmed Fahmy

Condor Trek Kids: Storyland Yoga

Condor Trek Kids is the book version of the national award-winning Storyland Yoga video.

Condor Trek Kids is a fun-filled adventure that teaches kids easy yoga poses, while infusing

them with eco-conscious messages. The book engages a child's imagination through

storytelling, while they learn beginner yoga poses by becoming part of the story and imitating

animals. Yoga for kids is great exercise and helps calm children and give them greater focus

and increased clarity. It is equally fun for parents and family members who can benefit from

yoga, by joining in yoga for beginners and enjoy ‘organic time’ with children. Condor Trek Kids

makes the perfect bedtime story to calm your child or they can read it aloud to you. The

curriculum-based book is written to the Common Core Standard for English Language Arts

(Grades 1, 2), and includes physical education and life science.

Carol Stock Kranowitz and Joye Newman 

In Sync Activity Cards Book

The classic Activity Cards are now in a book! Winner of the Mom's Choice Gold Award, these great

cards are divided into beginner, intermediate, and advanced activities. Each activity tells you why

and how it works, what you need for it, and ways to make it more challenging. It also tells you what

to look for, to make sure your child is getting the most out of the activity.

Tara Losquadro Liddle 

Why Motor Skills Matter

Tara's book has been around for over a decade &, while this is the updated 2nd edition, the original core

message is as important as ever. Due to busy lifestyles, technology, and many other societal aspects, children

today develop under a completely different set of circumstances compared to the children of previous

generations. Today, when children are moving less than ever, but the purpose of ideal development remains

unchanged, this book is more relevant than ever before! Having a Baby Shower? You're getting this book from me! 

Melvin Kaplan 

Seeing Through New Eyes: Changing the Lives of Children with Autism, Asperger Syndrome and

Other Developmental Disabilities Through Vision Therapy 

Seeing Through New Eyes offers an accessible introduction to the treatment of visual dysfunction,

a significant but neglected problem associated with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) and other

developmental disabilities.

Dr. Kaplan identifies common ASD symptoms such as hand-flapping, poor eye contact and tantrums

as typical responses to the confusion caused by vision disorder. He also explains the effects of

difficulties that people with autism experience with "ambient vision", including a lack of spatial

awareness and trouble with coordination. Other chapters give guidance on how to identify the

visual deficits of nonverbal children, select prism lenses that will alter the visual field, and create

individually tailored programs of therapy in order to retrain the system.

This book is essential reading for parents of children with ASDs, and professionals in the fields of autism, optometry and ophthalmology, psychology and education.

 

Lois Hickman

Eyegames: Easy and Fun Visual Exercises: An OT and Optometrist Offer Activities to Enhance Vision!

This book represents an introduction to the human senses for kids. It might be your child’s first “read

about your own problems” guide. It explains what can go wrong when the brain inappropriately

magnifies the messages sense organs send to it. Making inappropriate responses to sensory input from

various senses is commonly referred to as sensory processing disorder, or SPD. The child avoids, resists,

or becomes emotionally upset about experiencing sensory awareness, to a level that significantly

interferes with a child’s ability to perform the necessary major functions of daily living. This book is a

therapy guide for any child with sensory issues

 

Aubrey Lande, Bob Wiz and Lois Hickman 

Songames for Sensory Processing: 25 Therapist Created Musical Activities for Improving

Fine and Gross Motor Skills, Muscle Strength, and Rhythmicity

Fun and engaging for kids ages 3-8, Songames are musical activities for improving fine-

and gross-motor skills, muscle strength, and rhythmicity. These 25 therapist-created

Songames offer a world of developmental play activities. Plus, the 53-page companion

booklet explains how to use music to enhance specific skills, provides a comprehensive

list of resources, and triples the number of therapeutic ways to use the games!                                                                   Includes a 2 disc CD set.

Robert Melillo 

Disconnected Kids: The Groundbreaking Brain Balance Program for Children with Autism, ADHD, Dyslexia,

and Other Neurological Disorders

Each year, an estimated 1.5 million children-one out of every six-are diagnosed with autism, Asperger's

syndrome, ADHD, dyslexia, and obsessive compulsive disorder. Dr. Robert Melillo brings a fundamentally new understanding to the cause of these conditions with his revolutionary Brain Balance Program(tm). It has

achieved real, fully documented results that have dramatically improved the quality of life for children and

their families in every aspect: behavioral, emotional, academic, and social.

Doris A. Fuller and Lucy Jane Miller

Sensational kids: Hope and Help for Children with Sensory Processing Disorder

Sensory Processing Disorder is an increasingly common diagnosis, with a wide range of symptoms

that can be difficult for parents and pediatricians to identify. In Sensational Kids, internationally

renowned expert Dr. Miller shares her more than forty years of experience and research findings on

SPD. Now in its fourteenth printing, with more than 50,000 copies sold in all formats, it is an

authoritative and practical guide to understanding and treating this little-understood condition.

Daniel Tammet

 Born on a blue day, inside the extraordinary mind of an Autistic Savant 

One of the world's 50 living autistic savants is the first and only to tell his compelling and inspiring life story

and explain how his incredible mind works. Worldwide, there are fewer than 50 living savants, those autistic

individuals who can perform miraculous mental calculations or artistic feats. (Think Dustin Hoffman's character

in Rain Man.) Until now, none of them has been able to discuss his or her thought processes, much less write

a book. Daniel Tammet is the first.

Tammet's problems were apparent from childhood. He was shunned by his classmates and often resorted to

rocking and humming quietly. Yet he could memorize almost anything, and his math and language skills were

astonishing. By high school, Daniel was diagnosed as autistic, and he began to discover his own superhuman

abilities: calculating huge sums in his head in seconds, learning new languages in one week, and memorizing

more than 22,000 digits of pi. With heart-melting simplicity and astonishing self-awareness, Born on a Blue Day 

tells Daniel's story: from his childhood frustrations to adult triumphs, while explaining how his mind works. He

thinks in pictures. He sees numbers as complex shapes: 37 is lumpy like porridge; 89 reminds him of falling

snow. Today, Daniel has emerged as one of the world's most fascinating minds and inspiring stories. His brain

has amazed scientists for years, and everyone will be moved by his remarkable life story.

READING

A Parent's Guide To Pediatric Toe Walking

By Liesa M. Ritchie-Persaud, DPT,PCS,CKTP

A child’s balance strategies are much less likely to respond to therapy after the age of three. The internet (and many clinicians) mostly have knowledge that applies to toe walkers of a couple of generations ago, and is not applicable to the toe walkers of today. What are some red flags? Is my child really toe walking? What can I do it I have concerns?

Toe Walking! An Qppeal to Physicians!

By Liesa M. Ritchie-Persaud, PT,DPT,PCS,CKTP

Written for physicians, a fact sheet of why toe walking is not normal.

Orthopaedic Interventions for Pediatric Patients: The Evidence for Effectiveness. 

By Nancy Dilger, MA, PT, PCS, Mary Ann Wilmarth, PT, DPT, MS, OCS,MTC, Cert MDT—Editor

Nancy Dilger, MA, PT, PCS explains how there is no literature to support that toe walking is part of normal gait development. "Gait Development of normal gait In the normal development of humans, locomotion evolves from quadruped to biped. The assumption of an upright posture is dependent upon stabilizing the center of mass while simultaneously balancing over the base of support in order to advance the body forward with the use of repetitious lower limb sequences of movement."


The Flip Side Of ‘Back To Sleep’. 

By Phil Stevens MEd, CPO

It's a story that many in our profession have related to on multiple occasions. In 1992, a task force from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) studied the relationship between Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and the prone sleeping position, ultimately concluding "that healthy infants, when being put down for sleep, be positioned on their side or back." Thus was the beginning of the "Back to Sleep" awareness campaign.

A systematic review of comorbidity between cerebral palsy, autism spectrum disorders and                                               Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.

By Eur J Paediatr Neurol.       

Assessing the occurrence of ASD and ADHD would improve the significant cost of healthcare, therapies, and overall daily living for families with children affected by CP. However, psychometric studies are needed in the future to promote development of measures suitable for individuals with CP. In addition, this review highlights the paucity of peer-reviewed studies investigating the occurrence of ASD and ADHD in children with different CP subtypes or functional abilities, and there are still some open questions about pathogenic mechanisms common to                         CP, ASD and ADHD.

WEBSITES

Prone Extension & Supine Flexion Rubrics (click here)

www.spdstar.org

The Sensory Processing Disorder Foundation is a registered 5013, nonprofit organization dedicated to research in 1979, education and advocacy for sensory processing disorder. The Foundation was founded in 1979 by Dr. Lucy Jane Miller who serves as the Foundation's Executive Director.

www.sensory-processing-disorder.com

Sensory Processing Disorder; the new name for Sensory Integration Dysfunction! Here you will find valuable articles, tips, and resources for identifying Sensory Processing Disorder.

www.pathways.org

 We work with healthcare providers who are on the front lines of helping kids stay happy and healthy. Our courses help health care providers take action early instead of waiting to see. Although our checklists may be designed for parents, they help increase communication between parents and healthcare providers and catch any possible delays earlier.

www.cosmickids.com

Making yoga and mindfulness fun for kids since 2012. Free adventures on YouTube. Online kids yoga teacher training. Kids yoga DVDs. Kids yoga class plans.

www.covd.org

Improving lives by advancing excellence in optometric vision therapy and rehabilitation through education and board certification​. Whether you are a parent, potential patient, educator, or a healthcare professional looking for information on vision therapy, COVD is please to provide you with the information you need.

www.irlen.com

The symptoms of Irlen Syndrome are wide-ranging, but the solutions -Irlen colored overlays and Irlen Spectral Filters (worn as either glasses or contacts) – are straightforward and available to you. Irlen addresses the underlying perceptual processing difficulties and light sensitivity that can contribute to reading difficulties, headaches, and attention difficulties. Irlen also can play a role in the challenges experienced by many individuals who have been diagnosed with dyslexia, autism, concussion syndrome and traumatic brain injury, or who have a misdiagnosis of ADHD.

POSITIONING

The Upseat

Good posture starts early. Developed with the guidance of leading

physiotherapists, the UpSeat slightly tilts a infant’s pelvis forward, which

engages their core muscles in a balanced manner. This encourages good

posture.The UpSeat is also designed to splay the infant's legs, which encourages

healthyhip development.

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