Our Favorite Books – Sensory Integration and Child Development

In celebration of OT Month, here are some of our favorite books on Sensory Integration and Child Development:

Sensory Integration and the ChildSensory Integration and the Child Understanding Hidden Sensory Challenges
By A. Jean Ayres, Ph.D.

Written by the Occupational Therapist who brought awareness to sensory challenges. This book is great place to start when learning about Sensory Integration. Dr. Ayres explains how the sensory system works and paints a clear picture of how this disorder can affect a child. She also provides solutions and examples.

 

The Out-of-Sync Child Recognizing and Coping with Sensory Processing Disorder
Out of Sync ChildBy Carol Kranowitz, M.A.

Another great resource for parents! This books is reader friendly. It does an excellent job explaining the different ways we process and integrate sensations through our nervous system. The first part of the book educates the reader about the sensory system and the second part provides solutions for parents.

 

The Out-of-Sync Child Has Fun Activities for Kids with Sensory Integration Dysfunction
Fun IdeasBy Carol Kranowitz, M.A.

This book is full of entertaining activities to do at home, at school and in the community. It’s a great way to find new ways to have fun with your child while working on some of his/her sensory processing skills.

 

 

The Child with Special Needs
By Stanley Greenspan, MD and Serena Wieder, Ph.D.

GreenspanA wonderful resource about a child’s unique development. Describes how to navigate challenges to improve a child’s abilities to communicate and participate in meaningful, developmentally appropriate activities. Emphasize working with a child’s strengths and motivation to encourage growth.

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