Sensory processing disorder

Books for Professionals

Books about Sensory Processing 

Your Essential Guide to Understanding Sensory Processing Disorder.

When you see a child through sensory goggles... It ALL Makes More "Sense"!

Angie Voss, OTR/L. Paperback, p. 64,, 2011.

A book as a tool to understand sensory signals. A book to hold at hand. On a easy way profound information is given about sensory processing disorder. It stresses the importance of processing tactile, vestibular and proprioceptive information and the use of it in meaning activities.  Only by using the information, adequate sensory processing can occur. A child has to enjoy the activities.  This book fortunately pays also attention to the motor part of sensory processing. By seeing a child  through sensory goggles, you see a different behavior. One of Angie Voss advices is: Before reacting with reprimand or a punishment, consider a sensory tool or strategy. Next to this all she also emphasizes on the breath and the state of alertness. The book finishes with 105 activities or behaviors by which a children can sent specific sensory signals. That all for a small amount and only 64 pages.

This book is essential to everybody known with sensory integration or sensory processing disorder. The influence of sensory processing disorder on the behavior of children and even grown-ups will be an eye-catcher for all others . 

Understanding Your child's Sensory Signals

Angie Voss, OTR/L. Paperback, p. 120,, 2011. Second Edition 2013.

Another book written by Angie Voss in which she describes 210 activities and behaviors as sensory signals such as bangs toys, does not sit still, leans on everything and 207 others. In this briefly worded and neatly arranged handbook you find  for each sensory signal 
one page. On this page you find: the sensory signal, the sensory category, the sensory explanation, possible questions and ideas to help. This book is very handy for finding  a solution for a problem behavior. It provides less background information and it can be seen as complementary to 'Your Essential Guide to Understanding  Sensory Processing Disorder'.

This book is 
recommended for parents, teachers, therapists  and other professionals.  

No Longer A Secret 

Unique Common Sense Strategies for Children with Sensory or Motor Challenges.


Doreit S. Bialer, MA, OTR/L, and Lucy Jane Miller, PhD, OTR. Paperback, p. 238, Sensory World, 2011.

A rather new book. An invaluable and at the same time very readible book combining the theoretical knowledge of Lucy Miller and the practical experience of Doreit Bailer. The theory applied in cost-effective, functional, on the spot problem-solving tips to use for children with sensory issues at home, at school, or in a community setting. This unique combination makes this book very worthwhile. 

The book is addressed to parents, teachers and therapists. Special to all professionals working with children with sensory and motor challenges I would advice: Buy this book. 

Living Sensationally

Understanding Your Senses

This book explains how your individual sensory patterns affect the way you react to everything that happens to you throughout the day. Each one of us can identify with one of the four major sensory patterns: Seekers; Bystanders; Avoiders; and Sensors.

Armed with this information, you will be able to pick just the right kind of clothing, job, home and understand why you are making such choices. 

Recommended for therapists and parents with an interest in this subject. Special useful for therapists using the Sensory Profile questionnaire.

Sensational Kids

Hope and Help for Children with Sensory Processing Disorder

A basic book on sensory processing disorder. Extensive descriptions of the consequences of sensory processing disorder and how to recognize these problems. Furthermore the theoretical background is described, as well as research on this subject. 

Recommended for therapists and parents with an interest in this subject.

Sensory Integration

A Guide for Preschool Teachers

A very practical book for preschool teacher about sensory integration and sensory processing disorder. Defining sensory avoiders, seekers and under-responders. Designing the environment to support the sensory development of all children. Helping preschoolers with sensory processing problems and practical solutions to meet the need of individual children during daily routines. Making low-cost items to give children opportunities to get the sensory input they need. 

This clear written book is essential for all preschool teachers. Very useful as well for all educators working with children with special needs, mental handicap or a developmental delay.  It provides also useful information for parents and therapist. 

The Ultimate Guide to Sensory Processing Disorder

Easy, Everyday Solutions to Sensory Challenges

A very detailed book with lots of information about sensory processing disorder. It provides clear explanations, up-to-date research, step-by-step strategies and case examples that brings proven methods to life. It reviews and confirms much of what has been written. Then it goes further and helps to learn that SPD must be considered as a form of unmitigated stress, the effect of SPD on the child's body and systems, and the child's physical and emotional reactions. Helping your child every day and at special events. How to help create a sensory-friendly classroom. The difference  between SPD and look-alike disorders such as autism spectrum disorder and ADHD.

Recommended for therapists and all other professionals. For parents it may be too extensive although they will find a lot of useful information in it. 

Understanding Regulation Disorders of Sensory Processing In Children

Management Strategies For Parents and Professionals

One of the most recent books on sensory modulation disorder, as sensory processing disorder is referred to in this book. The book focuses on the correct `diagnosis` of these problems, and the relation with other diagnoses such as ADHD, autism and problems with sleeping. The book contains an overview on the research in this area carried out up till now and it describes how modulation disorder affects everyday life and what is the best way to tackle problems.

Recommended for therapists and parents with an interest in this subject.

Sensory Integration in Infants and Toddlers

Helping very young children interact with their environment

A book on the development of sensory processing in infants and toddlers. Beside practical information on sensory processing this book gives information on the way sensory processing can be tested and how problems in sensory processing can be treated. The cooperation with parents and the relation between games and sensory integration are also subjects in this book.

Recommended for all therapists and other seriously interested people who work with infants and toddlers.

Building Bridges through Sensory Integration

Therapy for Children with Autism and Other Pervasive Developmental Disorders

The focus of this book is on children who have a diagnosis of autism or other pervasive developmental disorders and who experience abnormal sensory processing and impaired motorplanning. This is an excellent resource book that clearly explains sensory systems ans sensory integration and how to identify problems in this area for individuals with autism. It is full of practical suggestions for activities for specific difficulties, some new insights into behaviour......and some strategies for increased succes!

Recommended for therapist, educators, other profesionals and parents.

Pathways to Play!

Combining Sensory Integration and Integrated Play Groups

A very practical book with suggestions how to use the principles of sensory processing during all kinds of games. The games all have a certain theme. A list of all the necessary materials as well as all kinds of suggestions to enhance the element of play. The activities are especially suitable for a group of children.

Recommended for everyone who wants to apply the principles of sensory processing in groups.

Sensory Integration: Theory and Practice

The most thorough book on sensory processing disorder with a focus on the theoretical background.

Suitable for therapists with some knowledge on this subject who would like to go into this matter in depth.

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