It is my mission in life to help those who may not always have a voice. I know what that can be like.
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Depression, Anxiety and other Mental/Emotional Struggles
Here's an article I wrote on youth depression and suicide for PsychCentral.
SPD - RESOURCES AND WEBSITES
Star Institute - https://www.spdstar.org
Sensory Critters.com - http://www.sensorycritters.com
Sensory Fun (run by Bonnie Arnwine) - http://sensoryfun.com/
Sensory Resources - http://www.sensoryresources.com/
Sensory Smarts - http://www.sensorysmarts.com/
Sensory Street - http://www.sensorystreet.com
S.I. Focus magazine site - http://www.sifocus.com/index.html
KidsCompanions Chewelry - https:kidcompanions.com
Special Needs Book Review (through KidsCompanions) - http://specialneedsbookreview.com
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.