Resources

Resources with information on sensory integration
and sensory processing disorder

The Daily Mile

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The Daily Mile

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The Daily Mile

A very simple and effective scheme devised to tackle childhood obesity in primary school. Every child in the school…

The Brain with David Eagleman

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The Brain with David Eagleman

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The Brain with David Eagleman

BBC documentary series in which Dr David Eagleman explores the brain. This first episode looks specifically at the senses…

The Baby Sense Secret Megan Faure

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The Baby Sense Secret Megan Faure

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The Baby Sense Secret Megan Faure

This is an excellent, really sensible book for parents of newborn babies. It is also very helpful for professionals…

Why Love Matters Sue Gerhardt

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Why Love Matters Sue Gerhardt

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Why Love Matters Sue Gerhardt

Why Love Matters ‘explains why loving relationships are essential to brain development in the early years, and how these…

Understanding Your Child’s Sensory Signals Angie Voss

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Understanding Your Child’s Sensory Signals Angie Voss

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Understanding Your Child’s Sensory Signals Angie Voss

A very useful handbook containing over 210 common sensory problems. The sensory explanation and then ideas to help are…

Too Loud, Too Bright, Too Fast, Too Tight Sharon Heller

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Too Loud, Too Bright, Too Fast, Too Tight Sharon Heller

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Too Loud, Too Bright, Too Fast, Too Tight Sharon Heller

This book is especially useful for teenagers and adults. It is subtitled ‘What to do if you are sensory…

Toilet Training For Individuals With Autism Or Other Developmental Issues Maria Wheeler

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Toilet Training For Individuals With Autism Or Other Developmental Issues Maria Wheeler

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Toilet Training For Individuals With Autism Or Other Developmental Issues Maria Wheeler

An excellent, straight forward book on toilet training for individuals with autism and those with sensory processing problems. Practical…

Therapy Ball Activities Fun Deck

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Therapy Ball Activities Fun Deck

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Therapy Ball Activities Fun Deck

This is a great resource to have in a school, therapy department or at home. It contains 60 fun…

The Sensory-Sensitive Child Karen Smith and Karen Gouze

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The Sensory-Sensitive Child Karen Smith and Karen Gouze

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The Sensory-Sensitive Child Karen Smith and Karen Gouze

This book explains the central role of the senses and provides ‘sense-able parenting’ strategies for home and school.

The Sensory Team Handbook Nancy Mucklow

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The Sensory Team Handbook Nancy Mucklow

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The Sensory Team Handbook Nancy Mucklow

This book is an excellent resource explaining sensory processing problems to older children and teenagers. The handbook compares the…

The Sensory Processing Resource Disorder Centre

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The Sensory Processing Resource Disorder Centre

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The Sensory Processing Resource Disorder Centre

Extensive website written by an American occupational therapist who is also a parent of a child with SPD. Full…

The Reason I Jump Naoki Higashida

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The Reason I Jump Naoki Higashida

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The Reason I Jump Naoki Higashida

Written by a 13 year old boy with autism spectrum disorder, this book provides excellent insight into the world…

The Out-Of-Sync Child Has Fun Carol Stock Kranowitz

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The Out-Of-Sync Child Has Fun Carol Stock Kranowitz

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The Out-Of-Sync Child Has Fun Carol Stock Kranowitz

This book features more than one hundred fun, sensory motor activities that help develop sensory processing skills and motor…

The Out-of-Sync Child Grows Up Carol Stock Kranowitz

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The Out-of-Sync Child Grows Up Carol Stock Kranowitz

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The Out-of-Sync Child Grows Up Carol Stock Kranowitz

This book is written for adolescents and provides strategies for coping with the daily challenges of life. Plenty of…

The Out-Of-Sync Child Carol Stock Kranowitz

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The Out-Of-Sync Child Carol Stock Kranowitz

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The Out-Of-Sync Child Carol Stock Kranowitz

Informative and clearly written book which is ideal for parents and teachers. This book is probably one of the…

The Kid’s Guide to Staying Awesome and In Control Lauren Brunker

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The Kid’s Guide to Staying Awesome and In Control Lauren Brunker

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The Kid’s Guide to Staying Awesome and In Control Lauren Brunker

This book is full of sensory ideas to help children aged 7 – 14 years to regulate their emotions.…

Temple Grandin

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Temple Grandin

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Temple Grandin

An excellent film on the life of Temple Grandin. It provides really helpful insight into the difficulties Temple encountered…

Star Institute for Sensory Processing Disorder

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Star Institute for Sensory Processing Disorder

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Star Institute for Sensory Processing Disorder

Website explaining sensory processing disorder for parents, professionals, teachers. Useful articles, resources and links.

Social Stories Creator

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Social Stories Creator

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Social Stories Creator

A free app available through iTunes store for creating your own social stories.

Sleep: A guide for parents

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Sleep: A guide for parents

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Sleep: A guide for parents

Cerebra have produced a very informative guide to help parents understand sleep problems in children with intellectual disability and…

Sensory Seekers

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Sensory Seekers

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Sensory Seekers

This list has loads of ideas of toys for sensory seekers. It is divided into different sensory systems and…

Sensory Lifestyle

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Sensory Lifestyle

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Sensory Lifestyle

This blog written by an occupational therapist is primarily aimed at parents of babies and young children. It contains…

Sensory Integration and the Child 25th Anniversary Edition Jean Ayres

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Sensory Integration and the Child 25th Anniversary Edition Jean Ayres

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Sensory Integration and the Child 25th Anniversary Edition Jean Ayres

Revised and updated edition of the classic book written for teachers and parents by the founder of sensory integration…

Sensory Diet Cards

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Sensory Diet Cards

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Sensory Diet Cards

A very useful resource from Super Duper Publications to help children to regulate themselves. It contains 55 activity cards…

Sensory Deprivation

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Sensory Deprivation

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Sensory Deprivation

Sensory deprivation has effects not only on our behaviours but also on our cognitive functioning. Watch these clips from…

Sensory Balance Erna Blanche

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Sensory Balance Erna Blanche

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Sensory Balance Erna Blanche

This book is a quick reference guide for parents and professionals (only 32 pages).

Sensational Kids Lucy Jane Miller

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Sensational Kids Lucy Jane Miller

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Sensational Kids Lucy Jane Miller

Very useful up-to-date book for teachers and health care professionals written by an expert in the field.

Scooter Board Activities Fun Deck

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Scooter Board Activities Fun Deck

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Scooter Board Activities Fun Deck

This is a great resource to have in a school, therapy department or at home. It contains 54 fun…

Raising a Sensory Smart Child Lindsay Biel and Nancy Peske

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Raising a Sensory Smart Child Lindsay Biel and Nancy Peske

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Raising a Sensory Smart Child Lindsay Biel and Nancy Peske

Informative book with plenty of practical strategies for parents.

Raising a Sensory Smart Child

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Raising a Sensory Smart Child

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Raising a Sensory Smart Child

Website by the authors of the book ‘Raising a Sensory Smart Child’ has some useful checklists, tips and activity…

Pathways

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Pathways

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Pathways

American website raising awareness about early detection and early intervention for children with physical movement problems.

No Time For Flashcards

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No Time For Flashcards

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No Time For Flashcards

This website has lots of great ideas for sensory and creative play. Loads of ideas of things to do…

No Longer A Secret Doriet Bialer and Lucy Miller

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No Longer A Secret Doriet Bialer and Lucy Miller

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No Longer A Secret Doriet Bialer and Lucy Miller

This book is a sequel to Sensational Kids and uses the same language in terms of describing sensory processing…

National Autistic Society

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National Autistic Society

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National Autistic Society

Very useful website of the UK National Autistic Society. Resources, advice and support, local support groups. Membership to the…

My Sensory Book (2008) Lauren Kerstein

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My Sensory Book (2008) Lauren Kerstein

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My Sensory Book (2008) Lauren Kerstein

A ‘fun, interactive workbook to help children identify their own sensory profiles and develop a personal toolbox of strategies’.

My Child’s Different Elaine Halligan

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My Child’s Different Elaine Halligan

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My Child’s Different Elaine Halligan

This book explores the enabling role that parents can play in getting the best out of children who are…

Movement Break Ideas

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Movement Break Ideas

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Movement Break Ideas

This website has some good ideas of activities to put in your movement break jar.

MindEd

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MindEd

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MindEd

A free e-learning resource on children’s and young people’s mental health for professionals, volunteers and families.

Living Sensationally Winnie Dunn

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Living Sensationally Winnie Dunn

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Living Sensationally Winnie Dunn

A book written for adults to help understand how your individual sensory patterns and how this affect you in…

Kids Workout

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Kids Workout

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Kids Workout

You Tube exercise video designed for older children who want a more serious fitness type workout.

Kids Dance and Fitness Workout

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Kids Dance and Fitness Workout

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Kids Dance and Fitness Workout

You Tube exercise video for slightly older children with more dance moves.

Kids Activities Blog

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Kids Activities Blog

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Kids Activities Blog

This blog is packed full of ideas for art, crafts and games for all ages.

Just Take A Bite Lori Ernsperger and Tania Stegen-Hanson

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Just Take A Bite Lori Ernsperger and Tania Stegen-Hanson

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Just Take A Bite Lori Ernsperger and Tania Stegen-Hanson

This book is an excellent resource for parents with children with eating challenges.

Inside I’m Hurting Louise Bomber

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Inside I’m Hurting Louise Bomber

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Inside I’m Hurting Louise Bomber

An excellent practical book to help support children in schools with attachment difficulties.

House Rules Jodie Picoult

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House Rules Jodie Picoult

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House Rules Jodie Picoult

Fiction book from best selling author Jodie Picoult looking at what it means to be different in our society…

Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child Dr Marc Weissbluth

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Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child Dr Marc Weissbluth

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Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child Dr Marc Weissbluth

Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child is a very comprehensive book on sleep written by an American paediatrician.

GoNoodle

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GoNoodle

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GoNoodle

Amazing website with loads of free videos for different ages designed for the classroom.

Fall Down 7 Times Get Up 8 Naoki Higashida

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Fall Down 7 Times Get Up 8 Naoki Higashida

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Fall Down 7 Times Get Up 8 Naoki Higashida

This book challenges commonly held beliefs and attitudes about individuals with autism and especially those who are non-verbal communicators.

Animal Actions

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Animal Actions

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Animal Actions

Younger children will enjoy these animal action cards,

Sensory strategies

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Sensory strategies

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Sensory strategies

Often there is a misconception that specialist equipment is needed for sensory strategies, but equipment need not be expensive…

Sleep

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Sleep

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Sleep

This seemed a fitting topic to coincide with World Autism Awareness Week commencing on 26 March 2018.

Common sensory processing difficulties

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Common sensory processing difficulties

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Common sensory processing difficulties

Sensory seekers

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Sensory seekers

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Sensory seekers

This month I am looking at the next most common sensory processing difficulty that parents reported that they encountered…

Self-injurious behaviour

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Self-injurious behaviour

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Self-injurious behaviour

This post is the last in the series looking at the most common sensory processing difficulties that parents reported…

Sensory strategies

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Sensory strategies

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Sensory strategies

Often there is a misconception that specialist equipment is needed for sensory strategies, but equipment need not be expensive…

Scooter board activities

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Scooter board activities

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Scooter board activities

Continuing the series looking at equipment for sensory strategies, the scooter board is a key piece of equipment. Scooter…

Autism

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Autism

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Autism

Sensory strategies in the classroom

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Sensory strategies in the classroom

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Sensory strategies in the classroom

Sensory retreat

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Sensory retreat

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Sensory retreat

Behaviour

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Behaviour

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Behaviour

"Is it sensory or behaviour?' is the most frequent question I am asked when I am assessing an individual…

Vestibular system

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Vestibular system

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Vestibular system

The vestibular system is located inside the inner ear and it is the sensory system responsible for detecting movement…

Virtual world

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Virtual world

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Virtual world

I realise that my last newsletter was written in February 2020 before the world changed so dramatically. For me…

Sensory processing knowledge

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Sensory processing knowledge

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Sensory processing knowledge

Vestibular Input in lockdown

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Vestibular Input in lockdown

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Vestibular Input in lockdown

Last month I looked at ways to get proprioceptive input in lockdown. I thought it might be helpful to…

Autism and sensory processing

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Autism and sensory processing

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Autism and sensory processing

A couple of weeks ago it was World Autism Awareness Week, so I thought I would highlight Autism in…

Vestibular and proprioceptive ideas post lockdown

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Vestibular and proprioceptive ideas post lockdown

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Vestibular and proprioceptive ideas post lockdown

Finally we can start to access more facilities in the community, so while this opportunity is available, I thought…

Classroom sensory toolkit

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Classroom sensory toolkit

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Classroom sensory toolkit

As a new academic year start it is an ideal opportunity to think about your classroom environment and how…

101 Things For Kids To Do Outside Dawn Isaac

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101 Things For Kids To Do Outside Dawn Isaac

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101 Things For Kids To Do Outside Dawn Isaac

This book is packed full of great ideas to get children outside and active and would be great for…

A Boy Made of Blocks Keith Stuart

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A Boy Made of Blocks Keith Stuart

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A Boy Made of Blocks Keith Stuart

A great read and also insight into family life with a child with autism. Written from the author’s own…

And Next Comes L

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And Next Comes L

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And Next Comes L

A blog containing loads of sensory resources, educational activities and crafts for kids, and autism resources.

Proprioception in Lockdown

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Proprioception in Lockdown

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Proprioception in Lockdown

How do we get proprioceptive input in our day when many of us are working from home, as well…

Animal Exercises for Kids

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Animal Exercises for Kids

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Animal Exercises for Kids

You Tube exercise video particularly suitable and fun for younger children.

Building Bridges Through Sensory Integration

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Building Bridges Through Sensory Integration

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Building Bridges Through Sensory Integration

Very useful practical guide for parents and professional focusing on children diagnosed with autism or other pervasive developmental disorders.

Cosmic Kids Yoga

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Cosmic Kids Yoga

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Cosmic Kids Yoga

Yoga adventures for children aged 3 +

Dyspraxia:The Hidden Handicap Amanda Kirby

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Dyspraxia:The Hidden Handicap Amanda Kirby

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Dyspraxia:The Hidden Handicap Amanda Kirby

One of the most comprehensive and useful books on Dyspraxia. Written by a doctor and parent of a child…

Early Intervention Games Barbara Sher

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Early Intervention Games Barbara Sher

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Early Intervention Games Barbara Sher

A book of fun games that can be played at home or school to develop social and motor skills.