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ADHD

Recommended Book List

Book References and useful websites

Sensory processing disorder


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“The Out of Sync Child” by Carol Stock Kranowitz

This is a fantastic starter book when you are just getting to grips with sensory processing. It relates to young children mostly but is an excellent introduction. Written by a teacher who has input from OT it is insightful and brilliant and compares normal with dysfunctional sensory processing.





 


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“The Out of Sync Child has Fun” by Carol Stock Kranowitz

This is a follow up book from the one above with loads of excellent ideas for home therapy ideas, it gives good descriptions of each of the sensory systems and checklists for parents. A really useful book. A therapy bible.





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“Sensory Integration and the Child” by A.Jean Ayre

This was written by the founder of the Theory of Sensory Integration and is invaluable to understand the basis of this amazing understanding of children with sensory processing problems. It is quite scientific so not for laymen but for therapists needing to understand more it is fantastic. wholly recommended.





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“Too loud, too bright, too fast, too tight- what to do if you are sensory defensive in an overstimulating world” by Sharon Heller

This book is fascinating when looking at the perspective of adults with sensory processing problems. They are able to describe how hard it is to function in daily life and how inhibiting it is when sensory problems persist and interfere.





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“The Sensory Sensitive Child” by Karen Smith & Karen Gouze

Wonderful and moving story related to a true story. Enlightening is one of the words to sum it up.





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“Understanding Sensory Dysfunction” by Polly Godwin Emmons & Liz McKendry Anderson

A small A5 book easy to read with lots of useful checklists and definitions. Brilliant as an introduction to sensory processing.





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“Living Sensationally” by Winnie Dunn

Written by the brilliant Winnie Dunn who designed the Sensory profile often used by therapists to identify problems. She relates how we all live sensationally and has various types of descriptors for different types of sensory processing such as seekers, avoiders and so on. very good to help understand from layman’s perspective.





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“Sensational Kids” by Dr Lucy Miller

One of the best books read yet about the subject with up to date terminology and diagnostic criteria. Extremely useful and lots of references for OTs and parents to use endlessly. A must buy in my opinion.




Dyspraxia


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“Developmental Co-ordination Disorder” by Morven F Ball

Developmental Co-ordination Disorder (DCD) is a term used to describe children who have difficulty with movement and specific aspects of learning, and includes dyspraxia, Asperger Syndrome and associated conditions. This booklet seeks to answer commonly-asked questions about DCD and presents information to aid parents, carers and professionals in selecting the best options for their child; sometimes correcting the little things can lead to big results.





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“Dyspraxia: Developmental Co-ordination Disorder” by Dr Amanda Kirby

An excellent very readable book to start you off on your journey to understanding the condition.





 


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“Living with Dyspraxia: A Guide for Adults with Developmental Dyspraxia” by Biggs, Colley

An excellent guide for adults and lots of useful information about rights in education and employment.





 

 

Autistic Spectrum Disorder /Asperger’s Syndrome.


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“Asperger Syndrome and Sensory Issues: Practical Solutions for Making Sense of the World” by Smith Myles, Cook, Miller

This is a wonderful introduction to sensory issues with Asperger’s Syndrome. It has many useful ideas and practical solution with examples in the back of the book, brilliant for home and classroom management and understanding the source or trigger of problem.





 


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“Asperger Syndrome and Difficult Moments: Practical Solutions for Tantrums, Rage and Meltdowns” by Smith Myles, Southwick

This book is a must for any parent or teacher of a child, adult with Asperger’s or ADHD as many of the strategies for both are similar. It gives practical solutions and encourages the adults to be aware of their own behaviours and how this can exacerbate emotional blowouts. It talks about rumbling behaviours and knowing what to look out for. In my opinion this is one of the best out there for anger management strategies.





 

 


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“Building Bridges Through Sensory Integration: Therapy for Children with Autism and Other Pervasive Developmental Disorders ” by Aquilla, Sutton and Yack

This is a brilliant book with loads of photocopiable sheets, checklists, therapy ideas and masses of information to help understand autism and how it affects individuals and why sensory behaviours occur.An excellent resource for schools and therapists.





 


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“Martian in the Playground: Understanding the Schoolchild with Asperger’s Syndrome ” by Clare Sainsbury

This is an eexcellent book written by people with Asperger’s with anecdotal evidence about how it feels to have the syndrome when at school and growing up. A real eye opener, very moving to read.





 

ADHD and other neuro diverse conditions.

 


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“The Explosive Child: A New Approach for Understanding and Parenting Easily Frustrated, Chronically Inflexible Children ” by Ross Greene

A wonderful introduction to the types of behaviour children with inflexible conditions such as ADHD and other neuro diverse conditions. Very useful to understand how to manage their behaviours and how it differs to typical parenting skills.





 

 


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“Kids in the Syndrome Mix of ADHD, LD, Asperger’s, Tourette’s, Bipolar, and More!: The One Stop Guide for Parents, Teachers, and Other Professionals ” by by Martin L. Kutscher; Tony Attwood; Robert R. Wolff

This is a brilliant book giving examples of some all the neurodiverse conditions. It looks at more subtle symptoms that are not often appreciated by professionals especially relating to conditions like ADHD. A very good resource book. One of my favourites





 


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“How to Detect Developmental Delay and What to Do Next: Practical Interventions for Home and School” by Mary Mountstephen

An excellent book which looks at primitive reflexes and their effects on learning and the special education system. Lots of useful information in very readable language. Mary is a wonderful colleague whose work is invaluable.





 

ADHD

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a group of behavioural symptoms that include inattentiveness, hyperactivity and impulsiveness.

Attention deficit disorder (ADD) is a type of ADHD.

Common symptoms of ADHD include: a short attention span, restlessness, being easily distracted and constant fidgeting. Many people with ADHD also have additional problems, such as sleep disorders or learning difficulties. However, ADHD has no effect on intelligence.They often have sensory processing problems and modulation difficulties (hence behaviour can be out of control).

Read about more diagnosed conditons