General Resources

"Interactive Metronome® (IM) is an evidence based, engaging therapeutic modality that improves cognitive and motor skills.

IM works on the body and mind simultaneously in a motivating and engaging way in order to improve the critical timing skills that underlie all of our human capabilities (i.e., speech, language, attention, memory/learning, reading, motor skills, self-control, etc)."  https://www.interactivemetronome.com

"Therapeutic Listening is a comprehensive, multi-faceted sound-based approach that involves much more than just the ears. Like other sensory systems, the auditory system does not work in isolation. Neurologically it is connected to all levels of brain function and as a result it has a vast range of influence. How we listen impacts not only our overall physiology, but also our behavior."

https://vitallinks.com/therapeutic-listening/

The SPD Foundation is the leader in Sensory Processing Disorder research, education and advocacy. It offers an abundance of services and programs for professionals, parents, and anyone interested in knowing more about how sensory challenges affect children academically, socially, and/or in their emotional development.   www.spdstar.org

SPLISH and SPLASH are local summer programs offered by the Curry School of Education. These summer intensives offer speech and language services to children with autism or those with articulation or phonological deficits. http://curry.virginia.edu/community-programs/sjc/u.va.-speech-language-hearing-center/splish-splash

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Wintergreen Adaptive Sports provides outdoor sports and recreational opportunities for persons of all ages with all types of disabilities.   www.wintergreenadaptivesports.org

A Dream Come True Playground is a fully accessible playground in the city of Harrisonburg, VA. It features the Liberty Swing, which allows children in wheelchairs to experience the joy of swinging, while remaining in their chairs.  www.harrisonburgva.gov/dream-come-true-playground

Camp LIGHT is a 501-c(3) non-profit summer camp for kids ages 6-17 with medical and physical conditions and other special needs, as well as at risk youth. Thanks to generous sponsors and donors, campers attend at no cost to their families. 

http://www.camplight.org/

AYSO now has a LOCAL - Augusta County - VIP (Very Important Person) Soccer League! The AYSO VIP program is a league for children and adults with physical or mental disabilities. Volunteer assistants, called buddies, assist during the games. The league offers open enrollment, meaning kids can join at any point during the season, and the games are non-competitive. For more information, or to sign up to play, contact Morris Hickman at 540-849-0073 or morrismoose@comcast.net. There's also info available online at www.ayso816.org 

Books for Parents and Caregivers

Love, Jean: Inspiration for Families Living with Dysfunction of Sensory Integration  
A, Jean Ayres, Zoe Mailloux                        
 
Making Sense of Sensory Integration (CD and Booklet)
Conversation with Jane Koomar, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA 
and Stacey Szklut, MS ,OTR/L, moderated by Sharon Cermak, EdD, OTR/L, FAOTA
 
SenseAbilities - Understanding Sensory Integration 
Maryann Colby Trott, Marci K. Laurel, and Susan L. Windeck
 
Sensory Defensiveness in children aged 2-12: An intervention guide for parents and other caretakers
Patricia Wilbarger  
 
Sensory Integration and the Child:  25th Anniversary Edition
A. Jean Ayres
 
Sensory Integration: Answers for Parents
Gina Geppert Coleman, Zoe Mailloux and Susanne Smith Roley
 
Sensational Kids:  Hope and help for children with Sensory Processing Disorder
Lucy Jane Miller and Doris Fuller
 
The Out-of-Sync Child: Recognizing and Coping with Sensory Processing Disorder
Carol Stock Kranowitz
 
The Out-of-Sync Child Has Fun, Revised Edition: Activities for Kids with Sensory Processing Disorder 
Carol Stock Kranowitz


Books For Professionals

Answers To Questions Teachers Ask About Sensory Integration
Carol Stock Kranowitz
 
How Does Your Engine Run? A Leader's Guide to the Alert Program® for Self-Regulation 
Mary Sue Williams and Sherry Shellenberger  
Alert Program by Therapy Works, Inc.
 
Out of the Mouths of Babes 
Sheila Frick, Ron Frick; Patricia Oetter, and Eileen Richter  

Teachers Ask About Sensory Integration
Carol Stock Kranowitzand Stacey Szklut
 
Tool chest for teachers, parents, and students: A handbook to facilitate self-regulation
Diana A. Henry

Books for Professionals

Answers To Questions Teachers Ask About Sensory Integration
Carol Stock Kranowitz
 
How Does Your Engine Run? A Leader's Guide to the Alert Program® for Self-Regulation 
Mary Sue Williams and Sherry Shellenberger  

Alert Program by Therapy Works, Inc.
 
Out of the Mouths of Babes 
Sheila Frick, Ron Frick; Patricia Oetter, and Eileen Richter  

Teachers Ask About Sensory Integration
Carol Stock Kranowitzand Stacey Szklut
 
Tool chest for teachers, parents, and students: A handbook to facilitate self-regulation
Diana A. Henry  

 

Sensory Integration Treatment Equipment Manual 
Marsha Raredon, OTR/L; Mandy Hurwitz, OTR/L; Jane Koomar, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA; and Andrew Dwyer
Available through
The Spiral Foundation.

Toy Resources

Resources for choosing sensory toys, occupational therapy supplies, and therapeutic activities to support intervention can be found:

  Abilitations
  Amazon
  Discovery Toys
  Fat Brain Toys
  Flaghouse

  Fun and Function
  Hearth Song
  Highlights
  Integrations
  Leaps and Bounds
  Mindware
  Sensational Beginnings
  Therapro
  Toys To Grow On
  Young Explorers