Sensory Processing Disorder/Autism Books & Movies

 

Books For Adults

 

Questions From Those Who Know 

As a mother of a child with sensory processing disorder, I know you can have many unanswered questions about your child's or loved one's diagnosis. That is where the idea of "Questions From Those Who Know" came from. I teamed up with Jeanette Baker, founder of the popular Sensory Processing Disorder Parent Support Group, and reviewed the most asked questions. Here you will see the result of what others have to say helped their children with SPD. Research shows early intervention is key; yet, it can be overwhelming to know where to begin to help your child. We hope that this book will bring you ideas that have worked for others, as well as comfort that you are not alone! We also hope it helps spread knowledge of what SPD is and what it is like to live with.

*Paperback version includes a bonus poem on SPD from Jeanette Baker.

 

Coming Through The Fog 

From her daughter Heather’s original diagnosis to a veritable smorgasbord of difficulties, Tami did her own research into Sensory Processing Disorder and Autism and sought out a therapeutic approach that actually worked.  After comprehensive research, Tami found and accessed successful protocols for Heather which can be used by other parents of children with High-Functioning Autism.

Tami shows exactly how a sensory lifestyle was developed to provide and maintain Functioning Recovery and she provides examples of projective trials that show benefits pertaining to sensory support.  CranioSacral Therapy and Bio-Medical supports are explained as well as their value in recovery is documented as Tami illustrates how a sensory lifestyle gives crucial support for school, employment and independent living.

 

 The Pocket Occupational Therapist

The Pocket Occupational Therapist is an illuminating and essential guide for caregivers of children with physical and developmental disabilities or parents of children in rehabilitation from illness or injury. ​​​​​It contains questions that are frequently asked to pediatric occupational therapists about:

•Sensory Processing ​​​
•Handwriting
•Core/Body Muscle Weakness
•Feeding Therapy
•Behavior
•Life Skills                                                           
•Transitions
•Coordination
•Developmental Information & More

 

The Special Needs School Survival Guide 

Our new SCHOOL guide book is an illuminating guide to all things

related to students with autism, SPD, social skills deficits, disorganization, ADHD/ADD, dysgraphia, and many more.  Also a great book for typical children who are struggling with issues at school.  IEP goals are discussed along with several different accommodations and strategies for meeting goals.​​​

•Handwriting
•Dyslexia and Dysgraphia
•Disorganization
•Behavior
•ADHD/ADD strategies                                                           
•Transitions
•IEP goals and accommodations
•Sensory Processing Information and


Sensory-friendly ways to help students in classrooms

 

I Believe In You 

As the veil of denial is slowly lifted, Michele faces up to the fact that something is terribly wrong with her beautiful baby Elizabeth. Join her in I Believe In You as she travels a road unfamiliar to most parents, into Elizabeth’s world, the world of dyspraxia and sensory processing disorder, and meet the wonderful group of individuals, both therapists and friends who help her on her journey. Her devotion to Elizabeth proves there are some things that withstand even the greatest challenged: a mother’s love and the words “I believe in you.”

 

 Sensory Motor Skills: Functional Implications

 What does a child with sensory motor skills problems look like in everyday life at home and at school?  The stories in this book described the functional issues that real children had because of their issues with sensory motor skills.  The book tells stories to explain what changes we saw in the child’s life after intervention to improve these skills.  You will be able to find a chapter that matches your child’s age group - from infancy to school age years.  Learn how these issues affect children with various conditions such as autism, eating, speech and language problems and attention difficulties.  You will gain an understanding of how the sensory motor skills, including balance, brain bridging, and sequencing affect the everyday life of a child.  You might be able to identify your child amongst the children in these stories and understand that issues with these skills create problems with behaviour, involvement in play and school work, sport skills and even hand writing. 

 Sensible Stimulation

 Yes, one can prevent problems future problems in your child!  Learn how to stimulate your child, understand the development of the sensory and motor skills and learn how to coach your little one towards optimal development.  Be a sensible parent!  This book guides, informs and supports parents by giving them insight into their child’s early development.  All the developmental stages are dealt with, it covers topics such as:
⦁ What is a stimulating environment
⦁ The development of the brain, sensory and motor development
⦁ Self-image
⦁ The development of play, speech and language development and perceptual and cognitive development
⦁ Emotional regulation
⦁ Discipline and problem solving.

 The Sensory Processing Anthology

Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) occurs when sensory information is not received or transmitted properly within the brain, resulting in baffling social, emotional, and behavioral problems. The Sensory Processing Anthology provides parents, caregivers, teachers, and professionals with a practical understanding of these sensational kids and comprehensive strategies to nurture a positive family dynamic.
SPD is presented in a holistic manner with dysfunction described not by each individual sense, but by each type of disorder. Written by a parent of sensory children with technical oversight from occupational therapists, developmental optometrists, audiologists, and mental health professionals, this book is an invaluable resource for providing the calm, loving, and empathic environment needed to help a sensory child develop, learn and succeed.
The most comprehensive resource on this disorder to date, The Sensory Processing Anthology is the first book to provide in-depth, practical strategies for minimizing the most challenging behaviors. You will discover hundreds of tips for handling difficult transitions, overstimulation, aggression, anxiety, withdrawal, and a host of other concerns. Its valuable information could truly change your life!

 

Books For Kiddos

Tony The Turtle Books

 

"Tony's wish is that these stories positively support children on the autism spectrum and their parents overcome the challenges they face in everyday life"

Valerie Sheehan, Creator

 

Ben's School Daze

 

 This is a story about Ben, a lively and active boy, who finds the sensory experiences within his day to be overwhelming.  Loud noises vibrate through his body and "shoes and socks bother him... they never feel just right".  This can make it hard for Ben to be a good student.  But don't worry, his teacher and mum know what to do to help him through his day.

A lovely story for parents, teachers and children to read to help them better understand what it feels like to function everyday in a world that feels overwhelming to the senses.  Information about Sensory Processing Disorder and ideas to be used in the  classroom at the back of the book.

 

Some other sensory books to enjoy

 

Autism/Sensory Movies  

 Adam
After Thomas
Autism Every Day
Autism Is a World
Autism: The Musical
Bless the Child
Children of the Stars
Cries from the Heart
Dad's in Heaven with Nixon
Dark Floors
Dear John
Killer Diller
Marathon
Mary and Max
Mercury Rising
Miracle Run
Mozart and the Whale
My Name Is Khan

Normal People Scare Me
Rain Man
Recovered: Journeys Through the Autism Spectrum and Back
Refrigerator Mothers
Season of Miracles
Silent Fall
Snow Cake
Son-Rise: A Miracle of Love
Temple Grandin
The Black Balloon
The Boy Who Could Fly
The Horse Boy
The Story of Luke
The Transporters
Too Sane for This World
What's Eating Gilbert Grape
Wretches & Jabberers