Reading materials

Books

  1. The Out of Sync Child by Carol Stock Kranowitz
  1. Teachers ask about Sensory Integration by Jane Koomar, Carol Kranowitz and Stacey Szklut
  1. Too Loud Too Bright Too Fast Too Tight: What to Do If You are Sensory Defensive in an Overstimulating World by Sharon Heller
  1. Feeding Sense: A Sensible Approach to Your Baby’s Nutrition and Health – Book by Katherine Megaw, Megan Faure, and Simon Strachan
  1. Sleep Sense Book by Ann Richardson and Megan Faure
  1. Baby Sense: Understanding Your Baby’s Secret World Book by Ann Richardson and Megan Faure

Facebook

Facebook – please note some of these pages are for parents and are without professional comment. 

Sensory Processing Disorder UK

The Sensory Project (new 2017)

https://www.facebook.com/PathwaysDotOrg/videos/1485093481578408/

https://www.facebook.com/aiwmk.co.uk/videos/628987220781015/

https://fb.watch/2ZBvdZciZh/

Web

Sensory  Integration Network UK web site     
http://www.sensoryintegration.org.uk
(Has some useful pointers/ resources/courses) They also have a useful Facebook page.

Sensory Project’s web site has a section for parents:
https://sensoryproject.org/through-the-senses/through-the-senses-resources-for-parents/
they also run some useful courses.

Other evidence can be seen at :
https://sinetwork20.wildapricot.org/SI-Evidence-based-guidance

“A Guide to Sensory Integration for Parents” is a free, downloadable handbook for caregivers whose child has recently been diagnosed with Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) or who suspect their child may have sensory related difficulties.
https://thespiralfoundation.org/parent-toolkit/

What Is Occupational Therapy?
Occupational therapy (OT) is a branch of health care that helps people of all ages who have physical, sensory, or cognitive problems. OT can help them regain independence in all areas of their lives.
Occupational therapists help with barriers that affect a person’s emotional, social, and physical needs. To do this, they use everyday activities, exercises, and other therapies
https://kidshealth.org/en/parents/occupational-therapy.html

The DSM is used as a benchmark for doctors in addressing issues with their patients.
The DSM is the Bible in determining who gets insurance coverage in the U.S. And the DSM sways how people outside of our community approach us.
Since the DSM came out, there has been a breakthrough study showing a biological basis for Sensory Processing Disorder.
As a parent and part of the sensory community, I’m still rooting for Sensory Processing Disorder to finally be recognized as a REAL condition by the medical community.
https://mommyevolution.com/jenny-insight-spd-versus-dsm/

State of the Science of Sensory Integration Research With Children and Youth
https://ajot.aota.org/article.aspx?articleid=2666687