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Resources


Recomended Reading

  • The Out of Sync Child – Carol Kranowitz
    The Out of Sync Child broke new ground by identifying Sensory Processing Disorder, a common but frequently misdiagnosed problem in which the centeral nervous system misinterprets messages from the senses. This newly revised edition features additional information from recent research on vision and hearing deficits.
  • Healthy Sleep Habits, Healthy Child – Marc Weissbluth, M.D.
    One of the country’s leading researchers updates his revolutionary approach to solving–and preventing–your children’s sleep problems

    Here Dr. Marc Weissbluth, a distinguished pediatrician and father of four, offers his groundbreaking program to ensure the best sleep for your child. In Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child, he explains with authority and reassurance his step-by-step regime for instituting beneficial habits within the framework of your child’s natural sleep cycles.

  • Sensory Integration and the Child – Jean Ayres, Ph.D., OTR
    This classic handbook, from the originator of sensory integration theory, is now available in an updated, parent-friendly edition. Retaining all the features that made the original edition so popular with both parents and professionals, “Sensory Integration and the Child” remains the best book on the subject.
  • Sensational Kids – Lucy Jane Miller, Ph.D., OTR
    A leading SPD researcher profiles the disorder and its four major subtypes, sharing reassuring information for parents about its treatment options while discussing such topics as occupational therapy, parental involvement, and advocacy strategies.

Links

  • Oak Hill Academy
    The mission of Oak Hill Academy is to provide specialized education for students, pre-k through 12th grade, who exhibit or at-risk for learning differences and/or social challenges.
  • The Out of Sync Child
    This book, the latest in the “Sync” series, is the long-awaited follow-up to The Out-of-Sync Child.  It offers practical advice for coping with Sensory Processing Disorder in the tween, teen, and young adult years.  As a generation of kids with SPD enters young adulthood, this guide will help them and their families navigate the world that seems too loud, bright, fast, close, or otherwise overwhelming and confusing to the senses.
  • Loops and Other Groups
    A kinesthetic writing system. Letters are taught in groups that share common movement patterns. For example, a, d, g, q, and c can be visualized on a clock face, and are called “Clock Climbers.” Easy-to-remember motor and memory cues help students visualize and verbalize while experiencing the “feel” of the letter.
  • Handwriting without Tears
    Children who master handwriting are better, more creative writers. The earlier we teach children to master handwriting, the more likely they are to succeed in school, and write with speed and ease in all subjects. We use fun, engaging, and developmentally appropriate instructional methods to enable children to master handwriting as an automatic and comfortable skill.
  • The Alert Program
    Self-Regulation Made Easy!