Author(s): Temple Grandin, Carol Kranowitz, Bonnie Arnwine, Paula Aquilla, Elizabeth Anderson, Pauline Emmons, Nancy Kashman, Janet Mora
Sensory issues can be quite severe for children on the autism spectrum. Often, these obstacles must be overcome before other needs can be addressed.
Help your child or student experience life in a whole new way with these sensory integration strategies. Written by attentive parents and educators, the resources in the Sensory Package will help caregivers teach children how to cope with sensory differences. You will receive parent-to-parent advice in Unlocking the Mysteries and Starting Sensory Integration Therapy.
Then Building Bridges, Answers to Questions, and The Sensory Connection provide great strategies, activities, and assessment tools from professionals’ perspectives. Finally, Carol Kranowitz’s bestselling Out-of-Sync Child book and DVD combine theory and practical solutions.
Help make the world more comfortable for our kids with these unique titles!
- Starting Sensory Integration Therapy: Fun Activities that Won’t Destroy Your Home or Classroom, by Bonnie Arnwine
- Building Bridges through Sensory Integration, by Paula Aquilla, Shirley Sutton, and Ellen Yack
- Answers to Questions Teachers Ask about Sensory Integration: Forms, Checklists, and Practical Tools, by Carol Kranowitz, Jane Koomar, and Stacey Szklut
- Unlocking the Mysteries of Sensory Dysfunction, by Elizabeth Anderson and Pauline Emmons
- The Sensory Connection: An OT and SLP Approach, by Nancy Kashman and Janet Mora
- The Out of Sync Child, by Carol Kranowitz
- Sensory Strategies to Improve Communication, Social Skills and Behavior DVD by Paula Aquilla
Author(S): Bonnie Arnwine
Award Winning Book: iParenting Media Award
Starting Sensory Therapy offers 100+ activities and games for children with Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD). Parent of a son with SPD, author Bonnie Arnwine chose activities that require minimal time, money, and clean-up. Most “ingredients” are already on hand: empty yogurt cups, string, soap, flour, paper plates, etc.
If the kids tire of an activity, an “Extend It!” section shows how to use the same ingredients in new and different ways. Kids have fun while activities exercise the seven sensory “muscles”: the visual, auditory, tactile, olfactory, oral, vestibular, and proprioceptive senses. Activities can be enjoyed with others, so children also benefit from interacting socially with their peers, parents, and teachers.
Author(S): Paula Aquilla, Shirley Sutton, Ellen Yack
Award Winning Book: Learning Magazine, Teachers’ Choice Award
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.
Helpful topics include:
- What is Occupational Therapy?
- What is Sensory Integration?
- What are the Sensory Systems?
- Identifying Problems with Sensory Integration Strategies for Challenging Behaviors
- Ideas for Self-Care Skills
- Adapting Home, School, and Child Care Settings
Binding: Soft Cover
Author(S): Carol Kranowitz, Stacey Szklut, Lynn Balzer-Martin, Elizabeth Haber, Deanna Iris Sava
Award Winning Book: Learning Magazine, Teacher’s Choice Award
With up to 20% of the students in any given classroom affected by Sensory Integration Disorder, Answers to Questions is an invaluable resource for teachers of pre-school through high school.
You know them: they can’t get their coats on straight, are easily distracted, impulsive, over- or under-sensitive to sounds, lights, textures, etc. In this book, you’ll find tried-and-true instructions for developing their fine motor, “organizing,” and motor planning skills, and providing an appropriate “Sensory Diet” that will benefit all your students.
Checklists help you identify students who have difficulty processing sensory information. Winner of Learning magazine’s Teachers’ Choice Award, this book and the tools within it will help teachers learn how to:
- Recognize Sensory Processing Disorder.
- Understand how Sensory Processing Disorder may interfere with a child’s motor coordination, muscle tone, fine motor skills, visual perception, and relationships with others.
- Discern a child’s unique pattern of out-of-sync behavior.
- Help a child recover after a meltdown.
- Develop strategies to prevent future meltdowns.
- Approach a child who is simultaneously oversensitive to one kind of stimulation and under-sensitive to another kind.
- Help children identify their own needs for the right amount of sensory stimulation.
- Collaborate with parents, occupational therapists, and other professionals on a child’s behalf.
- Provide a safe, appropriate, “sensory diet” in the classroom that will benefit all students.
- Structure a calm and organized classroom.
- Manage his or her own behavior when a child “pushes those buttons”.
Finally, this book will help teachers to always remember that these are good children who are trying their best in a confusing world!
Parents are often the first to notice when a child is struggling with a sensory disorder. But even after knowing what the problem is, parents still need to know what to expect and, more importantly, what to do to help their child. This book is a parent-to-parent guide for raising a child with Sensory Integration Disorder. Using nonmedical language, the authors walk you through the challenges that children may face, such as being uncomfortable with hugs and kisses, experiencing a “fight or flight” sensation when brushing teeth or combing hair, etc. The two moms give tips and advice for school, home, and the future.
Helpful sections include:
- Sensory Integration
- Sensory Systems
- The Undiagnosed Child
- The Symptoms
- Early Diagnosis
- The System
- Issues At Home
- Issues At School
- The Family
- Treatment Options
THE SENSORY CONNECTION : AN OT AND SLP TEAM APPROACH
Author(S): Nancy Kashman, Janet Mora
Drawing on their extensive experience in developing and implementing effective treatment programs in homes, schools, and clinics, Nancy Kashman (OT) and Janet Mora (SLP) provide practical advice and workable strategies to help children and adults with sensory and communication disorders.
Combining aspects of occupational and speech-language therapies, Nancy and Janet demonstrate how an integrated team approach increases therapeutic effectiveness while maximizing the benefits of treatment resources. This revised edition offers even more techniques that can enhance a person’s ability to attend, function, and learn. Detailed, illustrated appendices show and explain creative activities and sample handouts.
Supported by numerous references and case studies, the authors tackle topics such as:
- Understanding Sensory Integration and Communication
- Sensory Processing Difficulties
- Sensory-Based Behaviors
- A Therapeutic Approach to Intervention
- The Benefits of Teaming
- Assessment of Communication Skills and Sensory Motor Skills
- Assessment of the Environment
- Environmental Strategies and Supports
- Treatment Strategies for Children
- Strategies for the Adult & Older Child
- Transitions & Informational Tools
- Oral & Feeding Interventions
- Developing Communication Skills
- Using Videos
- And more!
OUT-OF-SYNC CHILD: RECOGNIZING AND COPING WITH SENSORY PROCESSING DISORDER, REVISED EDITION
Author(S): Carol Kranowitz
The Out-of-Sync Child broke new ground by identifying Sensory Processing Disorder, a common but frequently misdiagnosed problem in which the central nervous system misinterprets messages from the senses. This newly revised edition features additional information from recent research on vision and hearing deficits, motor skill problems, nutrition and picky eaters, ADHD, autism, and other related disorders.
Author(S): Paula Aquilla
Noted co-author of Building Bridges through Sensory Integration, Paula Aquilla, BSc, OT, is an occupational therapist who has worked with adults and children in clinical, educational, home, and community-based settings. A video of Paula’s most recent, dynamic presentation, this DVD brings her ideas and practices to life! Her time-tested strategies are perfect for school, clinic, or home environments.
In this DVD, Paula:
- Explains how anxiety and sensory overload can affect a child’s behavior.
- Demonstrates how a “sensory diet” can help a child focus and learn.
- Provides simple but proven techniques for improving therapy through better communication among parents, teachers, and therapists.
- Offers concrete ideas that you can apply immediately.
- Paula’s warmth and sense of humor make her presentation a joy to watch and learn from!