Parent Resources

  • The Incredible 5 Point Scale

    by Kari Dunn Buron Mitzi Curtis Year Published: 2012 Self Regulation
    A practical and user-friendly format  with the to help teach the importance of self-management and self-regulation
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  • Building Capacity of Occupational Therapy Practitioners to Address the Mental Health Needs of Childr

    by Susan Bazyk; Louise Demirjian; Teri LaGuardia; Karen Thompson-Repas; Carol Conway; Paula Michaud Year Published: 2015

    http://ajot.aota.org/article.aspx?articleid=2465086

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  • Child Mind Organization

    by http://www.childmind.org/en/tools-and-resources/ Year Published:

    Excellent website for parrents worried about a child's mood, behavior, or success in school.

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  • Every Moment Counts Website

    by Bazyk Year Published: 2014

    http://www.everymomentcounts.org/

     

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  • Inclusion of Children with Disabilities

    by Carol S. Conway, MS, OTR/L; Ingrid M. Kanics, OTR/L; Rebecca Mohler, MS, OTR/L; Megan S. Giudici, S/ Year Published: 2015

    http://www.aota.org/-/media/Corporate/Files/Practice/Children/Inclusion-of-Children-With-Disabilities.PDF

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  • Raising a Sensory Smart Child: The Definitive Handbook for Helping Your Child with SensoryProcessing

    by Lindsey Biel & Nancy Peske Year Published: 2009 Sensory Processing
    For children with sensory difficulties-those who struggle to process everyday sensations and exhibit unusual behaviors such as avoiding or seeking out touch, movement, sounds, and sights-this groundbreaking book is an invaluable resource.
    Parent friendly, easy to understand, learn about sensory differences, sensory diets and  how to advocate for your child at school and in the community.
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  • Sensational Kids Revised Edition: Hope and Help for Children with Sensory Processing

    by Lucy Jane Miller PhD OTR/L Year Published: 2014 sensory processing
    Newly updated, this revised edition include the latest research on SPD's relationship to autism, as well as new treatment options and coping strategies for parents, teachers, and others who care for kids with SPD.  Parent friendly and understandable
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  • Sensory Processing Disorder Support Facebook page

    by Facebook Year Published:
    Private group on Facebook for parents of children with SPD and therapist. Get practical strategies and support.
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  • The Leader in Me http://www.theleaderinme.org/

    by Based on the work of Stephen Covey Year Published:
    The Leader in Me is Franklin Covey’s whole school transformation process. It teaches 21st century leadership and life skills to students and creates a culture of student empowerment based on the idea that every child can be a leader.
     
    The Leader in ME is Hudson City School's  Positive Behavior Intervention and Support Program
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  • The Out-of-Sync Child,The Out-of-Sync Child Has Fun, Growing an In-Sync Child:

    by Carol Kranowitz and others Year Published: 2006-2010
    These three books by Carol Kranowitz help parents recognize, understand and deal with sensory processing differences in their child. Many concrete examples of how to help your child are given especially in The Out of Sync Child Has Fun.
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  • To Write or Type that is the Question PDF

    by http://dcd.canchild.ca/en/EducationalMaterials/resources/DCD_Typing.pdf Year Published: 2005 Handwriting, keyboarding, voice to text technology

    Excellent article discussing handwriting and keyboarding skills. The article describes skills needed to be successful at each task and how to determine which method is best for a child to be successful at school. The article talks about students with developmental coordination disorder (DCD). Many students who struggle with handwriting shows signs of DCD, however the information in this article is helpful for any educational team trying to answer the question to write, or to type. The article also touches briefly on voice to text technology.

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  • Understanding Your Child's Sensory Signals: A Practical Daily Use Handbook for Parents and Teachers

    by Angie Voss OTR Year Published: 2011 Sensory Processing
    This practical, daily application handbook is helping parents, teachers, and caregivers all over the world to understand sensory signals and cues from a child rather than jumping to the conclusion of behavior driven. This user friendly "go to" handbook is geared for daily use and as a quick sensory reference guide designed to work hand in hand with ASensoryLife.com, where you can find free printable handouts, sensory how-to videos, sensory tools and equipment ideas and links, as well as a sensory ideas on a budget
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  • Zones of Regulation

    by Leah Kuyper OTR/L Year Published: 2011 Self Regulation
    The Zones of Regulation is a curriculum geared toward helping students gain skills in consciously regulating their actions, which in turn leads to increased control and problem solving abilities. Using a cognitive behavior and sensory approach, the curriculum's learning activities are designed to help students recognize when they are in different states called "zones," with each of four zones represented by a different color.
      Students explore calming techniques, cognitive strategies, and sensory supports so they will have a toolbox of methods to use to move between zones. To deepen students' understanding of how to self-regulate, the lessons set out to teach students these skills: how to read others' facial expressions and recognize a broader range of emotions, perspective about how others see and react to their behavior, insight into events that trigger their less regulated states, and when and how to use tools and problem solving skills.
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