Suggested Readings:


The Out-of-Sync Child: Recognizing and Coping with Sensory Processing Disorder

by Carol Stock Kranowitz, Lucy Jane Miller (Preface by)

The Out-of-Sync Child broke new ground by identifying Sensory Processing Disorder, a common but frequently misdiagnosed problem in which the central nervous system misinterprets messages from the senses. This newly revised edition features additional information from recent research on vision and hearing deficits, motor skill problems, nutrition and picky eaters, ADHA, autism, and other related disorders.

Pub. Date: April 2006

Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated


Answers to Questions Teachers Ask about Sensory Integration: Forms, Checklists, and Practical Tools for Teachers and Parents

by Jane Koomar, Carol Kranowitz, Stacey Szklut, Elizabeth Haber, Deanna Iris Sava

An extensive and easy-to-use set of checklists and other tools that will be invaluable to every teacher and parent who has children with sensory integration challenges.

Pub. Date: August 2001

Publisher: Future Horizons, Inc.


Raising a Sensory Smart Child: The Definitive Handbook for Helping Your Child with Sensory Processing Issues

by Lindsey Biel, Nancy Peske, Temple Grandin (Foreword by)

For children with sensory difficulties-those who struggle to process everyday sensations and exhibit unusual behaviors such as avoiding or seeking out tough, movement, sounds, and sights-this groundbreaking book is an invaluable resource.

Pub. Date: August 2009

Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)


Choices in Deafness: A Parents' guide to Communication Options (3rd Edition)

by Sue Schwartz, Ph.D.

Provides parents of children who are deaf or hard of hearing with comprehensive information on various methodologies of straight forward delivery, offering the perspective of parents and of children who have grown up since the publication of the first edition. Various methodologies are discussed in this edition: total communication, oralism, cued speech, auditory/verbal and bilingual-bicultural approaches. This edition also covers in depth the medical causes of hearing loss, the diagnostic process, meeting with the audiologist, and the pros and cons of the newest technology, the cochlear implant. This work guides parents through the choices they must make for their child, covering conditions and treatment from both the parents' and the child's point of view. National organizations serving the deaf or hard of hearing are listed, along with contact information.

Pub. Date: June 2007

Publisher: Woodbine House; 3rd Edition


Smart but Scattered: The Revolutionary "Executive Skills" Approach to Helping Kids Reach Their Potential

by Peg Dawson and Richard Guare

Research in child development shows that many kids who have the brain and heart to succeed lack or lag behind in crucial "executive skills" - the fundamental habits of mind required for getting organized, staying focused, and controlling impulses and emotions. Learn easy-to-follow steps to identify your child's strengths and weaknesses, use activities and techniques proven to boost specific skills, and problem-solve daily routines.

Pub. Date: January, 2009


English-language art content standards for California Public Schools: Kindergarten through grade twelve

by California Department of Education

Adopted by California State Board of Education December, 1997


Teaching Children to Read: An evidence-based assessment of the scientific research literature on reading and its implication for reading

(NIH Publication No. 00-4754)

National Reading Panel, 2000

Bethesda, MD: National Institute of Child Health and Human Development


Preventing Reading Difficulties in Young Children

by C.Snow, S. Burns, & P. Griffin, Eds)

National Research Council, 2001

Washington, DC: National Academies Press


The Challenge of Learning to Read (LETRS)

by Moats

L.C. & Tolman, C., 2009

Boston, MA: Sopris West


Overcoming Dyslexia: A new and complete science-based program for reading problems at any level

by Sally Shaywitz

In this remarkable book, Sally Shaywitz provides a state-of the-art tool kit for the parents and teachers of dyslexic children. No one understands dyslexia better, or explains it more clearly. Combining cutting-edge science, practicality, and common sense,Overcoming Dyslexia strips away the confusion and tells us exactly what we need to know about diagnosis, programs, and accommodations. A must-read for any parent or teacher of a struggling reader."

Pub. Date: 2003

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf, New York



by Cynthia Lord

Catherine is a 12 year old girl that has a younger brother, David, with autism. Catherine has created rules for her brother to follow that are both practical and to help avoid awkward and embarrassing events (for her). Catherine met a young boy named Jason at the office where David receives OT. Catherine helps her new friend Joan (who uses a communication book to talk to people) by using her artistic abilities to create new words in his book. This story is an honest and appropriate depiction of what life could be like for somebody that has a family member or friend with autism. Easily relatable

Pub. Date: 2008

Scholastic Paperbacks; reprint edition 9-1-08