Articles, Books and Websites for Parents

Kids in the House – Parenting Resource – Videos by Melissa Idelson, Director of Child Success Center

NY Times: Why Kids Shouldn’t Sit Still in Class

Books Discussing Sensory Processing

Sensory Processing Foundation

What Is Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD)?

Understanding Sensory Processing Disorder

What Is Sensory Processing Disorder? How To Diagnose Children With Sensory Issues. (Huffington Post)

The Sensory Diet – w/ Sensational Brain

CSC’s Sensory Diet informational article 

Holiday Breaks for Kids with SPD


SOS   ~   DIR®   ~   The Listening Program®  ~   Interactive Metronome®,  

Speech and Language Kids: Children Self-Calming Strategies

Social Thinking®

Vital Sounds – For tips on audio and support tools

Books Discussing Whole Brain, Whole Child

The Whole-Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child’s Developing Mind, by Dan Siegal

Books Discussing Occupational Therapy

American Occupational Therapy Association – AOTA

Occupational Therapy and Cerebral Palsy

Books Discussing Therapeutic Tools

Brain Gym International – An educational-kinesthetic learning program

Advanced Brain Technologies – Access The Listening Program

Vital Sounds – Audio and support tools for therapists, teachers, and families; site for a Therapeutic Listening Program

Handwriting Without Tears – A complete handwriting curriculum for children

Books Discussing Therapy Supplies

Pocket Full of Therapy – Therapeutic games, toys, equipment

Sensory Comfort – Making Life More Comfortable for Children and Adults who have Sensory Processing Differences

Sensory Resources – Resources for raising children with sensory motor, developmental, and social-emotional challenges.

Southpaw Enterprises – Sensory integration oriented products, games, toys, books, and a discussion forum

Therapro – Therapy equipment

Abilitations – Therapy equipment, games and toys

Flag House – Great games, toys, balls, etc.

Sensational Beginnings – Toys and tools for young children

Books Discussing Speech Therapy

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders

Ways to Stimulate Speech and Language Development in 2-4 Year Olds (PDF)

ABC’s of Reading Acquisition: Promoting Literacy Skills at Home

Strengthen Early Literacy Skills and Generate a Love of Reading in Young Children

Building a Foundation for Reading and Writing: Birth through Preschool

Language Development Resources Written by CSC Speech Pathologist Megan Avila

Apraxia KIDS

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

PROMPT Institute

The Hanen Center

The Listening Program® 

Interactive Metronome®

Vital Sounds – For tips on audio and support tools

Speech Therapy for Cerebral Palsy

Books Discussing Educational Therapy

Association of Educational Therapists

Learning Disabilities Association of America

Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit, Hyperactivity Disorder

International Dyslexia Association

National Center for Learning Disabilities

Learning Disabilities Association of America

The Learning Tree: Overcoming Learning Disabilities from the Ground Up, by Stanley I. Greenspan and Nancy Thorndike Greenspan

Driven to Distraction and Delivered from Distraction, both Edward Hallowell

Myth of Laziness, Mel Levine

The Clinical Practice of Educational Therapy, edited by Maxine Ficksman and Jane Adelizzi

Organizing the Disorganized Child: Simple Strategies to Succeed in School, Kutscher, Martin and Moran, Marcella, 2009.

Smart but Scattered: The Revolutionary “Executive Skills” Approach to Helping Kids Reach Their Potential Dawson, Peg and Guare, Richard, 2009.

Books for Children or Adults

Taking Dyslexia to School by Lauren Moynihan

I have Dyslexia: What does that mean? by Shelley Ball

You’re Smarter than you think: A kid’s guide to multiple intelligences by Thomas Armstrong, PhD

Your Fantastic Elastic Brain by JoAnn Deak, PhD

If you’re so smart, how come you can’t spell Mississippi? by Barbara Esham,

Thank you Mr. Falker by Patricia Polacco

The Dyslexic Advantage, Eide, Brock & Fernette, 2012

Overcoming Dyslexia by Dr. Sally Shaywitz 


Additional Resources

Cerebral Palsy Treatment


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