Information about different treatment approaches
The Sensory Processing Disorder Foundation is a nonprofit organization based in Littleton, Colorado. The website contains information and links related to sensory processing disorders.
The Neuro-developmental Treatment Association is a non-profit organization devoted to promoting this hands-on approach in working with people who have neurological challenges (e.g. cerebral palsy, stroke, head injury)
Vital Links is an organization founded by Sheila M. Frick in 1997. Vital Links offers continuing education experience focusing on cutting-edge clinical treatment approaches incorporating Therapeutic Listening®. This web page offers information regarding Therapeutic Listening, a program often incorporated into occupational Therapy treatment programs.
The Interdisciplinary Council on Developmental and Learning Disorders; ICDL is a useful resource for anyone interested in the DIR®FloortimeT Model. The site is complemented with electronic newsletters that periodically highlights; new training opportunities, publications, regional networks, and innovative programs and research.
Woodbine House publishes the Special-Needs Collection, a series of almost 50 books on disabilities.there are many PARENT STATEMENTS included that families can relate well to. They also have step-by-step instructions for using the computer to make customized educational materials for students.
United Cerebral Palsy; (UCP) is the leading source of information on cerebral palsy and is a pivotal advocate for the rights of persons with any disability. As one of the largest health charities in America, the UCP mission is to advance the independence, productivity and full citizenship of people with disabilities through an affiliate network. .this site has a GREAT resource list of organizations in the state to assist people with disabilities and their families!!
The Autism Society of America is the leading voice and resource of the entire Autism community in education, advocacy, services, research, and support.
The Autism Society of Illinois; (ASI) was founded more than 30 years ago for indivuals with autism, parents, families, professional, corporate partners and friends. They provide education, training, individual assistance and practical support for parents; increase public awareness of autism; offer a referral network of professionals.
Cure Autism Now; (CAN) is an organization of parents, clinicians and leading scientistscommitted to accelerating the pace of biomedical research in autism through raising money for research projects, education, and outreach. This organization was founded by parents of children with autism in 1995.
Parent information and support
Additional Resources for Sensory Integration
- Tool Chest: For Teachers, Parents, and Students by Diana A. Henry, OTR/L (There are several Tool Chest resources including videos and workbooks)
- The Out of Sync Child by Carol Kranowitz
- The Out of Sync Child Video By Carol Kranowitz
- The Out of Sync Child Has Fun By Carol Kranowitz
- Sensory Integration and the Child By A. Jean Ayers
- Unlocking the Mysteries of Sensory Integration by Anderson and Emmons
- Understanding the Nature of Sensory Integration with Diverse Populations by S. Roley, E. Blanche, and R. Schaaf
- Building Bridges Through Sensory Integration by Ellen Yack, Paula Aquilla, Shirley Sutton
- Senseabilities by Mary Ann Colby Trott et. Al.
- Too Loud Too Bright Too Fast Too Tight by Sharon Heller, Ph.D.
- The Goodenoughs Get In Sync By Carol S. Kranowitz; illustrated by T.J. Wylie
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