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Recommended Readings

Activities of Daily Living

  • Toilet Training - A Guide by Maria Wheeler
  • Shoe Tying Made Simple by Kelly Will
  • Teaching Dressing Skills: Buttons, Bows and More by Marcy Coppelman Goldsmith
  • Developmental Coordination Disorder: Hints and Tips for the Activities of Daily Living by Morven F. Ball
  • Life Skills Activities for Special Children by Darlene Mannix
  • Sleep Better! A Guide to Improving Sleep for Children with Special Needs by V. Durand
  • Feeding and Nutrition for the Child with Special Needs: Handouts for Parents by Marsha Dunn Klein and Tracy A. Delaney
  • Special Diets for Special Kids by Lisa Lewis
  • The Cheerful No Casein, No Gluten, Sugar Optional Cookbook by Sally Ramsey

Sensory Integration Theory

  • Sensational Kids: Help and Hope for Children with Sensory Processing Disorders by Lucy Jane Miller & Doris Fuller
  • When Our Senses Don’t Make Sense (DVD) by The Spiral Foundation, OTA-Watertown
  • Too Loud, Too Bright, Too Fast, Too Tight, What to do if you are Sensory Defensive in an Overstimulating World by Sharon Heller
  • Making Sense of Sensory Integration (CD) by Jane Koomar, Stacey Szklut and Sharon Cermak
  • Sensory Integration Parent Booklet: Answers for Parents by Gina Coleman, Zoe Mailloux and Susanne Roley
  • Sense Abilities: Understanding Sensory Integration by Mary Ann Colby Trott, Marci Laurel and Susan Windek
  • Sensory Integration and the Child by A. Jean Ayres
  • Building Bridges Through Sensory Integration by Ellen Yack, Paula Aquilla and Shirley Sutton
  • An Introduction to "How Does Your Engine Run?" The Alert Program for Self Regulation by Mary Sue Williams and Sherry Shellenberger
  • Sensationally Speaking by Winnie Dunn

Oral Motor

  • Just Take a Bite: Easy, Effective Answers to Food Aversions and Eating Challenges by Lori Ernsperger and Tania Stegen-Hanson
  • Out of the Mouths of Babes, Discovering the Developmental Significance of the Mouth by Sheila Frick, Patti Oetter and Eileen Richter

Social Skills

  • Inside Out: What Makes a Person with Social Cognitive Deficits Tick by Michelle Garcia Winner
  • The New Social Story Book by Carol Gray
  • The Incredible 5 Point Scale by Kari Dunn Buron and Mitzi Curtis
  • The Social Skills Picture Book by Jed E. Baker
  • Every Child Wants to Play: Simple and Effective Strategies for Teaching Social Skills (DVD) by Pediatric Therapy Network

Activities and Supports for Home and School

  • 101 Activities for Kids in Tight Spaces by Carol Kranowitz
  • The Out-of-Sync Child Has Fun by Carol Kranowitz
  • Sensorcises: Active Enrichment for the Out-of-Step Learner by Laurie Ann Glazner
  • Take Five: Staying Alert at Home and School by Mary Sue Williams and Sherry Shellenberger
  • Bright and Beyond-Preschool, Activities To Do with Your Child (Flash Cards) by Pal Toys
  • Bright and Beyond-Age 2, Activities To Do with Your Child (Flash Cards) by Pal Toys
  • Speechercise, A Musical Workout for Your Mouth by Troy McClowry


  • The Promise of Proactive Parenting by Lynne Griffin
  • The Explosive Child by Ross Greene
  • From  the Heart, On Being the Mother of a Child with Special Needs by Jayne Marsh, editor
  • Uncommon Fathers, Reflections of Raising a Child with a Disability by Donald Meyer, editor
  • Raising a Sensory Smart Child: The Definitive Handbook for Helping your Child with Sensory Integration Issues by Lindsey Biel & Nancy Peske
  • The Sensory-Sensitive Child: Practical Solutions for Out-of-Bounds Behavior by Karen Smith & Karen Gouze

Teachers & Therapists

  • Tools for Teachers by Diana Henry
  • The Sensory Connection by Nancy Kashman & Janet Mora
  • Answers to Questions Teachers Ask About Sensory Integration by Carol Stock Kranowitz, Deanna Iris Sava, Elizabeth Haber, Lynn Balzer-Martin and Stacey Szklut