Recommended Reading

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Children have the opportunity to explore their milestone development through the use of natural play schemes in an enriched sensory-motor environment!

Advanced Therapy Solutions provides the highest quality of  Speech Language and Occupational Therapy at our state-of-the-art, outpatient clinic located in Wethersfield CT.

Our speech therapy advisors work closely with our occupational therapists to integrate a sensory-based approach to help children with SPD build the foundations needed to develop engagement and attention on which to build and expand communication skills. We are supporting children and their families with developmental activities and the use of Occupational Therapy to provide family support and pediatric therapy.

Children receive a thorough evaluation and treatment that focuses on promoting the highest level of function. Pediatric physical therapists work in partnership with families to establish meaningful goals, and they provide interventions that are developmentally appropriate, in a child-friendly environment. Communication with the child, parents and other specialists on the team is the cornerstone of all clinical care that we employ for best in pediatric therapy.

Books for Parents and Caretakers

Love, Jean: Inspiration for Families Living with Dysfunction of Sensory Integration 
A, Jean Ayres, Zoe Mailloux

Making Sense of Sensory Integration (CD and Booklet)
Conversation with Jane Koomar, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA
and Stacey Szklut, MS ,OTR/L, moderated by Sharon Cermak, EdD, OTR/L, FAOTA

SenseAbilities – Understanding Sensory Integration
Maryann Colby Trott, Marci K. Laurel, and Susan L. Windeck

Sensory Defensiveness in children aged 2-12: An intervention guide for parents and other caretakers
Patricia Wilbarger

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

Sensory Integration: Answers for Parents
Gina Geppert Coleman, Zoe Mailloux and Susanne Smith Roley

Sensational Kids: Hope and help for children with Sensory Processing Disorder
Lucy Jane Miller and Doris Fuller

The Out-of-Sync Child: Recognizing and Coping with Sensory Processing Disorder
Carol Stock Kranowitz

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

Art of Roughhousing – Good Old Fashioned Horseplay and Why Every Kid Needs It
Lawrence Cohen, PhD, and Anthony DeBenedet, MD

Raising a Sensory Smart Child
Lindsey Biel, MA, OTR/L and Nancy Peske


Resources for Professionals

Answers To Questions Teachers Ask About Sensory Integration
Carol Stock Kranowitz

How Does Your Engine Run? A Leader’s Guide to the Alert Program® for Self-Regulation
Mary Sue Williams and Sherry Shellenberger
Alert Program by Therapy Works, Inc.

Out of the Mouths of Babes
Sheila Frick, Ron Frick; Patricia Oetter, and Eileen Richter

Teachers Ask About Sensory Integration
Carol Stock Kranowitzand Stacey Szklut

Tool chest for Teachers, Parents, and Students: A Handbook to Facilitate Self-Regulation
Diana A. Henry

Sensory Integration Treatment Equipment Manual
Marsha Raredon, OTR/L; Mandy Hurwitz, OTR/L; Jane Koomar, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA; and Andrew Dwyer
Available through The Spiral Foundation.


Books for Children

Arnie and his School Tools: Simple Sensory Solutions that Build Success
Jennifer Veenendall

The Goodenoughs Get in Sync: 5 Family Members overcome their Sensory Issues
Carol Stock Kranowitz,

I’m Not Weird, I Have SPD
Chynna Laird

Meghan’s World: The Story of One Girl’s Triumph over Sensory Processing Disorder
Diane M. Renna

Sensitive Sam: Sam’s Sensory Adventure Has a Happy Ending!
Marla Rott-Fisch

Squirmy Wormy: How I Learned to Help Myself
Lynda Farrington Wilson


Apps for the iPad

This is Gabriel Making Sense of School – 2nd Edition: A Book about Sensory Processing Disorder
Hartley Steiner

Why Does Izzy Cover her Ears? Dealing with Sensory Overload
Jennifer Veenendall

What To Do When You Worry Too Much – A Kid’s Guide to Overcoming Anxiety
Dawn Huebner, MD

What To Do When Your Brain Gets Stuck – A Kid’s Guide to Overcoming OCD
Dawn Huebner, MD

I Will Never Ever Not Eat a Tomato
Lauren Child

I Just Don’t Like the Sound of No! (How About Maybe?)
Julia Cook

Moose’s Loose Tooth
Jacqueline Clarke

When Sophie Gets Angry – Really, Really Angry
Molly Bang

Personal Space Camp
Molly Bang

Oliver Jeffers

The Way I Feel
Janan Cain

When My Worries Get Too Big
Karl Dunn Buron

Fill A Bucket – A Guide to Daily Happiness for Young Children
Carol McCloud and Katherine Marin, M.A.

My Mouth is a Volcano!
Julia Cook

David Wiesner

Beautiful Oops!
Barney Saltzberg

Tacky the Penguin
Helen Lester and Lynn Munsinger

Calm-Down Time
Elizabeth Verdick

Angry Octopus
Lori Lite

Your Fantastic Elastic Brain
JoAnn Deak, PhD

Thanks for the Feedback, I Think
Julia Cook

I Just Want to Do It My Way!
Julia Cook


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