Resources for SPD, Mental/Emotional Disorders and Other Special Needs

We are dedicating a page for those seeking resources for SPD (Sensory Processing Disorder) and other special needs. I used to have a similar page on my old website but will start fresh here. Have patience with us as it's going to take some time to build it back up again, but do feel free to let me know if you have any you'd like to share here. We aren't just dealing with physical, developmental or other such issues. We would also like to include links, books and resources for those living with mental, emotional and psychological struggles too.

It is my mission in life to help those who may not always have a voice. I know what that can be like.

Thanks for your support!

Depression, Anxiety and other Mental/Emotional Struggles

Here's an article I wrote on youth depression and suicide for PsychCentral.


Online resources:

Star Institute - 

Sensory -

Sensory Fun (run by Bonnie Arnwine) -

S.I. Focus magazine site -

KidsCompanions Chewelry -

Special Needs Book Review (through KidsCompanions) -

There are also fantastic online parent support groups on Yahoo! Groups. Search for SPD groups on the Yahoo! Groups page and choose what works best for you.


Answers to Questions Teachers Ask About Sensory Integration -- Jane Koomar, Carol Kranowitz, Stacey Szklut, and others

Chicken Soup For The Soul: Children With Special Needs – Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, Heather McNamara, and Karen Simmons.

Getting Started--Tools For Parents and Professionals -- Carol S. Kranowitz, Dr. Lucy Jane Miller, and Bonnie Arnwine

Goodenoughs Get In Sync -- Carol Stock Kranowitz, MA

I’m Not Weird, I Have SPD – Chynna T. Laird

Love, Jean – A. Jean Ayres, Philip R. Erwin and Zoe Mailloux

Meghan’s World: One Girl’s Triumph Over Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) – Diane Renna

Parenting A Child With Sensory Processing Disorder – Christopher R. Auer, M.A. and Dr. Susan L. Blumberg, Ph.D.

Raising A Sensory Smart Child – Lindsey Biel, M.S., OTR/L and Nancy Peske

Sensational Kids – Dr. Lucy Jane Miller, Ph.D., OTR

Starting Sensory Integration Therapy – Bonnie Arnwine

The Out Of Sync Child By Carol Stock Kranowitz

Books on Anxiety, OCD and Worrying

The following books I’ve added to my personal library because they are wonderful in teaching children how to deal with, cope with and connect to his or her feelings. We’ve found all of them tremendously useful, especially the ones where kids get to write and draw too.

Helping Your Child with OCD – Dr. Lee Fitzgibbons, Ph.D. and Cherry Pedrick, RN

My Book Of Feelings – An Interactive Workbook for parents, professionals and children – Amy V. Jaffe, M.S.W., and Luci Gardner

Skills Training for Children With Behavior Problems – Michael L. Bloomquist

Think Good-Feel Good – Paul Stallard

When My Worries Get Too Big! – Kari Dunn Buron

What To Do When You Worry Too Much – Dr. Dawn Huebner, Ph.D.

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