Recommended ReadingA recommended list of resources on Occupational Therapy; Sensory Integration and Neurofeedback

Love, Jean: Inspiration for Families Living with Dysfunction of Sensory IntegrationA. Jean Ayres

Captured in previously unpublished correspondence written by sensory integration pioneer A. Jean Ayres to her nephew Philip Erwin, Love, Jean provides insight and inspiration to parents of children who have been diagnosed with dysfunction of sensory integration.

Making Sense of Sensory Integration, 2nd EditionJane Koomar, et al.

This audio CD discusses sensory integration dysfunction/sensory processing disorder and how it affects a child's development. Learn about how the different types of sensory processing disorder affect children, how sensory abilities are evaluated, how sensory disorders affect family life, how sensory disorders affect children's learning and schoolwork, and how treatment can improve sensory disorders.

Senseabilities: Understanding Sensory IntegrationMaryann Colby Trott, Marci K. Laurel, Susan L. Windeck

May be difficult to find

Sensory Integration and the Child: 25th Anniversary Ed.A. Jean Ayres

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: Hope and Help for Children with Sensory Processing DisorderLucy Jane Miller, Doris A. Fuller

Dr. Lucy Jane Miller, the best-known Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) researcher in the world, brings together a lifetime of study to teach parents and others the signs and symptoms of SPD and its four major subtypes; ways the disorder is diagnosed and treated; sensory strategies for living with the condition; and methods to help SPD kids thrive.

Sensory Integration: Answers for ParentsGina Geppert Coleman, Zoe Mailloux, Susan Smith Roley

This sixteen-page booklet is published by Crestport Press -- and gives quick, clear, easy-to-read introductions to sensory integration problems in children and how occupational therapy can help. May be difficult to find.

Answers to Questions Teachers Ask about Sensory Integration: Forms, Checklists, and Parental Tools for Teachers and ParentsJane Koomar, Carol Kranowitz, stacey Szklut, Lynn Balzer-Martin, Elizabeth Harber, Deanna Iris Sava

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.

The Goodenoughs Get in Sync: 5 Family Members Overcome their Special Sensory IssuesCarol Kranowitz

This delightfully illustrated book, geared for 8-to-12 year olds, tells the charming tale of five family members and their naughty dog (each with a different sensory processing challenge), and how they get in sync after a tough day. The book is designed with the action of the story in larger print for younger readers to read or hear. Explanations of sensory processing issues are woven throughout the story in regular type for proficient readers to linger over at leisure.

The Out-of-Sync Child: Recognizing and Coping with Sensory Processing Disorder, Revised Ed.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, ADHA, autism, and other related disorders.

The Out-of-Sync Child Has Fun: Activities for Kids with Sensory Processing Disorder, Revised Ed.Carol Kranowitz

This revised edition of the companion volume to The Out-of-Sync Child includes new activities that parents of kids with Sensory Processing Disorder can do at home with their child, along with updated information on which activities are most appropriate for children with coexisting conditions such as Asperger's, autism, and more.

How Does Your Engine Run?: Leader's Guide to the Alert Program for Self-RegulationMary Sue Williams, Sherry Shellenberger

This practical book explains the Alert Program in its entirety. It guides you through the twelve steps to teach independent self-regulation with an extensive list of activities and clinical stories. The book includes all worksheets, charts and pictures needed for the program with permission to copy for educational use.

Introduction to How Does Your Engine Run?: The Alert Program for Self-RegulationMary Sue Williams, Sherry Shellenberger

This booklet is an excerpt from the first chapter of the Leader's Guide. It is an overview of the program. Teachers often give the booklet to a parent to share what Alert Program concepts the student is learning at school. Likewise, parents can use it as a resource to give to teachers to have them understand what they are doing with their child at home. Or, therapists can give this booklet to parents to help them understand what their child is working on in therapy. All appreciate this concise summary of the most important Alert Program concepts.

Out of the Mouths of BabesSheila Frick, Ron Frick, Patricia Oetter, Eileen Richter

This 30-page booklet is designed to help parents and teachers understand the importance of the mouth in the development of normal life activities. Learn how the mouth influences many aspects of development such as behavior regulation, motor skills, and learning. Find out how and why infants, children, and adults use their mouths to accomplish many tasks, and why therapists recommend mouth activities to support development. The booklet includes suggested activities for parents and others to help children with focus, attention and other life activities by enriching daily routines, making transitions easier, supporting school performance, and enhancing play/peer group interaction. (1996) May be difficult to find.

A Sympony in the BrainJim Robbins

This book describes The Evolution of the New Brain Wave Biofeedback. It retells the story of how a small corps of research scientists, discovered this alternative treatment which allows a patient to see real-time measurements of their bodily processes. Its advocates claim biofeedback can treat epilepsy, autism, attention deficit disorder, addictions, and depression with no drugs or side effects; bring patients out of vegetative states, even improve golf scores or an opera singer’s voice. But biofeedback has faced battles for acceptance in the conservative medical world despite positive signs that it could revolutionize the way an incredibly diverse range of medical and psychological problems are treated. Offering a wealth of powerful case studies, accessible scientific explanations, and dramatic personal accounts, Robbins remarkable history develops our understanding of this important field.

ADD the 20 hour SolutionMark Steinberg, Ph.D, Siegfried Othmer, Ph.D

This book describes what ADD is and how EEG biofeedback (neurofeedback) addresses the underlying problem and characteristics of ADD and ADHD, so that symptoms resolve and tangible improvement results. This book describes the method by which we can improve the brain's ability to pay attention and regulate its behavior. It explains the self-healing capacities of the human brain and how it can learn or re-learn the self-regulatory mechanisms that are basic to its normal design and function. It gives readers tips on how to talk to doctors, therapists, teachers, and others about ADD.

Getting Rid of RitalinEduardo Castro, MD, and Robert W. Hill, Ph.D

Outlines how Neurofeedback can successfully treat attention deficit disorder without drugs. It highlights research suggesting Ritalin is not always effective, it often has side effects and it does nothing to treat the cause of attention deficit disorder (ADD). Yet four million children take Ritalin to control ADD or hyperactivity. Accordingly, there's a better alternative, called neurofeedback, which the authors, a psychiatrist and a psychologist, have found effective for up to 80% of the hundreds of clients they have treated. Neurofeedback is a scientifically proven form of brainwave biofeedback that teaches patients how to overcome the slow brain wave activity that is at he core of ADD. Neurofeedback teaches the brain how to increase and maintain its speed permantely. Thus, it corrects the problem rather than treating symptoms. In addition, it is quick, noninvasive, and cost-effective. Getting rid of Ritalin gives you all you need to know about the subject, including the role of nutrition, the need to eliminate toxic substances, the health effects of too much television, and the need for sensitive parenting.

Introduction to Quantitative EEG and Neurofeedback James R. Evans, Ph.D and Andrew Abarbanel, MD, Ph.D

The study of Quantitative EEGs and Neurofeedback offer a window into brain physiology and function via computer and statistical analyses, suggesting innovative approaches to the improvement of attention, anxiety, mood and behavior. Resources for understanding what QEEG and Neurofeedback is, how they are used, and to what disorders and patients they can be applied are scarce, and this volume serves as an ideal tool for clinical researchers and practicing clinicians, providing a broad overview of the most interesting topics relating to the techniques. The revised coverage of advancements, new applications (e.g. Aspberger's, music therapy, LORETA, etc.), and combinations of prior approaches make the second edition a necessary companion to the first. The top scholars in the field have been enlisted and contributions will offer both the breadth needed for an introductory scholar and the depth desired by a clinical professional.