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Sensory Processing Disorder Links

Articles on Sensory Processing Disorder

A Parents Pain
Activities for The Sensory Diet
Art Makes Sense - Sensory Art Therapy - featured November 21, 2011
Ask Gwen: How to Decrease Hand-Flapping - featured September 14, 2010 - featured September 14, 2010
Chynna's First Story - 'The Gift' - featured April 7, 2011
Constipation and Sensory Processing Disorder
Don't Forget the Bricks for Back to School - featured August 16, 2011
Examples of Heavy Work Activities (aka "Deep Pressure")
Family TV Watching and Sensory Processing
Finding Sensory Integration Treatment That Fits Your Child - featured April 30, 2010
Frequently Asked Questions by Clinicians about SPD
Going Back To School with Sensory Smarts - featured August 27, 2010
Going to the Dentist - July 17, 2009
Guest Blog: Aquatic Therapy For Children: The Sensory-Motor Benefits - featured August 10, 2011
Guest Blog: Equipment for Home-Based Sensory Diets? - featured October 29, 2010
Guest Blog: Every Motor Event is a Sensory Event First - featured June 8, 2011
Guest Blog: Five Fundamental Facts About SPD
Guest Blog: Managing Circle Time - featured February 28, 2011
Guest Blog: Playing Footsie With Little Tootsies - featured March 29, 2011
Guest Blog: Sensory Awareness Month...Shaving Cream Adventures - featured October 21, 2010
Guest Blog: The Psychology of Color - featured September 12, 2011
Guest Blog: The Psychology of Color - featured September 12, 2011
Guest Blog: Why Can't My Child Behave During Circle Time? - featured February 25, 2011
Guidelines for Competency in the Application of Sensory Integration Theory
Heavy Work Activities (Proprioceptive Input) They Need Them, They Crave Them!
Help for Problem Sleepers - featured March 1, 2011
Helping A Child with Sensory Issues Enjoy Swimming - featured August 5, 2011
Helping a Child With Sensory Smarts - October 2009
Home Activities for Children with Sensory Processing Disorder
How to Tell Your Child He Has SPD - featured June 15, 2011
Ideas for Improving Visual Perception
Importance of Balance & Sensory Integration Skills Development in Children - featured March 12, 2010
Intervention Strategies for Children with Self Stimulation Behaviors - featured April 25, 2011
Intervention Strategies for Children with Self Stimulation Behaviors - featured April 25, 2011
Learning Styles and Sensory Processing Disorder - Featured October 15, 2010
Learning to be Creative with Autism - August 2008
Montessori Sensory Tubs: Sand Play Without a Sandbox - featured July 10, 2009
Occupational Therapy and Speech Therapy: Why We Need Each Other - Featured December 31, 2010
Oral Sensitivities: Signs, Symptoms, Causes, And Treatment
Organize a Sensory Showtime Event in Your Town - featured September 4, 2009
Ouchy, Itchy, Scratchy, Ewey! - Ideas for Kids with High Sensitivity to Clothing - February 19, 2010
PediaStaff Book Review: “Growing an In-Sync Child” by Carol Kranowitz and Joye Newman - featured January 6, 2011
Pediatric Therapy Corner: Speaking Sensory-Ease (Part 2 of 2) - featured March 18, 2011
Practical, User Friendly Information on Sensory Motor Processing - March 2008
Proprioceptive Dysfunction
Q&A - Using an Auditory Program in your Practice - featured January 28, 2011
Q&A with Lindsey Biel on Sensory Processing Disorder - featured March 26, 2010
Q&A: Sensational Homeschooling: Weaving in a Sensory Diet - featured October 29, 2010
Q&A: Ask the Expert - Letters from OTs to Susan Orloff about Autism - Featured September 24, 2010
Raising a Sensory Smart Child - Practical Solutions for Daily Challenges - October 16, 2009
Researching the Effectiveness of Sensory Integration - featured February 17, 2011
Sensory Assessments As Part of a Unified Early Learning Testing Protocol - featured March 25, 2011
Sensory Awareness Month...Shaving Cream Adventures
Sensory Diet Applications and Environmental Modifications: A Winning Combination
Sensory Integration Activities: Treatment That Works Skills That Matter
Sensory Integration Therapy for Cerebral Palsy - featured November 5, 2010
Sensory Integration Therapy for Children with Autism
Sensory Parenting Newborns to Toddlers - Featured December 31, 2010
Sensory Processing Disorder and the Overresponsive Child
Sensory Processing Disorder Checklist
Sensory Processing Disorder vs. Attention Deficit Disorder
Sensory Processing Disorder- Sensory Underresponsivity, Sensory Seeking & the Sensory Fluctuator - September 18, 2009
Sensory-Motor Rehabilitation in Rett Syndrome: a Case Report.(Clinical report)
SPD Expert, Chynna Laird, Reports...The Essentials For A ‘Sensational’ Learning Environment
Speaking Sensory-Ease - Part 1 of 2 - featured Febuary 24, 2011
Subtypes of SPD
Summer Tips for Kiddos with Sensory Processing Challenges - featured July 18, 2011
Tactile Defensiveness and other Tactile System Disorders
Tactile Defensiveness: The Facts About the Wilbarger Brushing Protocol
The Next Attention Deficit Disorder?
The Power of Music: Musical Practice & Brain Development
The Secret To Making Fine Motor Skills Activities For Children Fun
The Sense of Touch - featured August 31, 2011
The Sensory Driven Child - What Makes Them Tick and What Makes Them Ticked - featured March 11, 2011
The Sensory Integration Observation Guide - Level I: 0 - 12 month old scale
The Sensory Smart Classroom - featured February 3, 2011
Twelve Ideas for Improving Attention in the Classroom
Understanding Sensory Processing Disorder
Using Yoga in Occupational Therapy Treatment for Kids - August 2009
Visual Schedules for Special Needs Children - featured July 15, 2011
What Can We Do With Water at Home - featured November 13, 2009
What Can We Do With Water at Home - featured November 13, 2009
What Can We Do With Water at Home - featured November 13, 2009
What is Sensory Integration Disorder?
Why Touch is So Important - featured November 26, 2010
Why Touch is So Important - featured November 26, 2010
Why Touch is So Important - featured November 26, 2010
Why Touch is So Important - featured November 26, 2010
Why We Really Need to Treat Gravitational Issues - December 2007
Working with Schools - from Raising a Sensory Smart Child - Therapist Resource of the Week: featured June 11, 2010
Worth Repeating - Best Evidence Statement: Use of Sensory Diet in Children with Sensory Processing Difficulties - featured July 6, 2011
Worth Repeating - Fifteen Practical Sensory Strategies
Worth Repeating: SPD Expert, Chynna Laird, Reports...Five Ways to Help Your ‘Sensational’ Kid Through Transition - shared on our blog August 27, 2010
Your Sensory Sensitive Kiddos Go Back to School! - featured August 22, 2011
Your Sensory Sensitive Kiddos Go Back to School! - featured August 22, 2011
Your Sensory Sensitive Kiddos Go Back to School! - featured August 22, 2011

Videos on Sensory Processing Disorder

Books and DVDs on Sensory Processing Disorder

101 Games and Activities for Children with Autism, Asperger's and Sensory Processing Disorder - featured January 22, 2010
Answers to Questions Teachers Ask about Sensory Integration: Forms, Checklists, and Practical Tools for Teachers and Parents
Book Review - Sensory Parenting: Newborns to Toddlers
Book Review: 'The Goodenoughs Get in Sync' - featured June 28, 2011
Book Review: Learn to Have Fun with Your Senses: The Sensory Avoider’s Survival Guide
Book Review: Learn to Move, Move to Learn - featured November 8, 2011
Book Review: The Active Imagination Activity Book - 50 Sensorimotor Activities to Improve Focus, Attention, Strength & Coordination - featured July 7, 2011
Early Intervention Games
Educational Sensory Motor Activities
Ellie Bean the Drama Queen
Guest Blog: Sensitive Sam - featured October 1, 2010
I Can Be: A Child's Whimsical Introduction to Yoga
ICDL Diagnostic Manual for Infancy and Early Childhood
Learn to Have Fun with Your Senses, The Sensory Avoider's Survival Guide
Not Just Spirited: A Mom's Sensational Journey With Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD)
OT in the Home - DVD
OT in the School: DVD
PediaStaff Book Review: “Growing an In-Sync Child” by Carol Kranowitz and Joye Newman - featured January 6, 2011
Raising a Sensory Smart Child
Review: Songames (TM) for Sensory Integration - featured May 17, 2011
Sensational Kids
Sensory Integration and the Child: 25th Anniversary Edition
Sensory Integration: Theory and Practice
Sensory Parenting: Newborns to Toddlers
Sensory Processing Master Class (DVD)
Starting Sensory Therapy
The Active Imagination Activity Book - 50 Sensorimotor Activities to Improve Focus, Attention, Strength & Coordination
The Goodenoughs Get In Sync: 5 Family Members Overcome their Special Sensory Issues
The Out of Sync Child
The Out of Sync Child Has Fun
The Sensory Connection: An OT and SLP Team Approach

Sensory Processing Disorder Blogs

Featured News of the Week About Sensory Processing Disorder

Featured Tips and Resources for Sensory Processing Disorder

101 Games and Activities for Children with Autism, Asperger's and Sensory Processing Disorder - featured January 22, 2010
Activity of the Week: Do You Hear What I Hear? - featured March 2, 2011
Book Review - Sensory Parenting: Newborns to Toddlers
Book Review: Learn to Have Fun with Your Senses: The Sensory Avoider’s Survival Guide
Montessori Sensory Tubs: Sand Play Without a Sandbox - featured July 10, 2009
Organize a Sensory Showtime Event in Your Town - featured September 4, 2009
Pinterest Therapy Resource of the Week - 'Sensory World' Interactive Website - featured September 8, 2011
Pinterest Therapy Resource of the Week - 'Sensory World' Interactive Website - featured September 8, 2011
Protecting Your Kiddos Skin This Summer - featured June 5th, 2009
Resources of the Week: Sensory Processing Disorder - featured August 7th, 2009
Sensory Ring with Music Switch - featured March 8, 2011
Sounds Right - Mindfulness/Attention/Listening Game Perfect for the Easter/Spring Season - featured March 30, 2011
Summer Tips for Kiddos with Sensory Processing Challenges - featured July 18, 2011
The Sensory Smart Parent Blog - featured July 2, 2010
The SPD e-Learning Center - featured October 23, 2009
Tips for a Sensory Smart Halloween - featured October 12, 2010
What Can We Do With Water at Home - featured November 13, 2009
What Can We Do With Water at Home - featured November 13, 2009
What Can We Do With Water at Home - featured November 13, 2009
Working with Schools - from Raising a Sensory Smart Child - Therapist Resource of the Week: featured June 11, 2010

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