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  • Sensational Kids

    by Lucy Jane Miller Year Published:

    This book is one of the best resources in print today, now in it’s 14th printed edition.  Dr. Lucy Jane Miller identifies the signs and symptoms of sensory processing disorder, as well the four major subtypes.  While discussing how SPD is diagnosed, this book also discusses treatment strategies as well as how to advocate for children, whether in school, home, or the community at large. 

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  • Starting Sensory Therapy

    by Bonnie Arnwine Year Published:

    This book is a great resource for parents who are beginning their journey down the road of sensory processing disorder, as well as for more seasoned professionals who may need some new strategies when working with students.  

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  • Uniquely Human

    by Dr. Barry M. Prizant Year Published:

    Dr. Prizant's Uniquely Human is a crucial step in promoting better understanding and a more humane approach” (Associated Press). Instead of classifying “autistic” behaviors as signs of pathology, Dr. Prizant sees them as part of a range of strategies to cope with a world that feels chaotic and overwhelming.

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  • Riding the Bus with My Sister

    by Rachel Simon Year Published: 2002

    Riding the Bus with My Sister is a memoir by Rachel Simon, published in 2002 by Houghton Mifflin about the time she spent with her sister Beth, who has a developmental disability, whose lifestyle revolves around riding buses in her home city. Explores finding for services, adult care and struggles fitting into society.

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  • The Whole Brain Child

    by Daniel J Siegel, M.D. and Tina Payne Bryson, Ph.D. Year Published:

    12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child's Developing Mind, Survive Everyday Parenting Struggles, and Help Your Family Thrive

    Your toddler throws a tantrum in the middle of a store. Your preschooler refuses to get dressed. Your fifth-grader sulks on the bench instead of playing on the field. Do children conspire to make their parents’ lives endlessly challenging? No-it’s just their developing brain calling the shots!

    In this pioneering, practical book, Daniel J. Siegel, neuropsychiatrist and author of the bestselling book Mindsight, and parenting expert Tina Payne Bryson demystify the meltdowns and aggravation, explaining the new science of how a child’s brain is wired and how it matures. The “upstairs brain,” which makes decisions and balances emotions, is under construction until the mid-twenties. And especially in young children, the right brain and its emotions tend to rule over the logic of the left brain. No wonder kids can seem-and feel-so out of control. By applying these discoveries to everyday parenting, you can turn any outburst, argument, or fear into a chance to integrate your child’s brain and foster vital growth. Raise calmer, happier children using twelve key strategies, including

    Name It to Tame It: Corral raging right-brain behavior through left-brain storytelling, appealing to the left brain's affinity for words and reasoning to calm emotional storms and bodily tension.

    Engage, Don't Enrage: Keep your child thinking and listening, instead of purely reacting.

    Move It or Lose It: Use physical activities to shift your child's emotional state.

    Let the Clouds of Emotion Roll By: Guide your children when they are stuck on a negative emotion, and help them understand that feelings come and go.

    SIFT: Help children pay attention to the Sensations, Images, Feelings, and Thoughts within them so that they can make better decisions and be more flexible.

    Connect Through Conflict: Use discord to encourage empathy and greater social success.

    Complete with clear explanations, age-appropriate strategies for dealing with day-to-day struggles, and illustrations that will help you explain these concepts to your child, The Whole-Brain Child shows you how to cultivate healthy emotional and intellectual development so that your children can lead balanced, meaningful, and connected lives.

    The Whole Brain Child Infographic

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Animated Review

  • Maybe You Should Talk to Someone

    by Lori Gottlieb Year Published:

    Meet Lori Gottlieb, an insightful and compassionate therapist whose clients present with all kinds of problems. There’s the struggling new parents; the older woman who feels she has nothing to live for; the self-destructive young alcoholic; and the terminally ill 35-year-old newlywed. And there’s John, a narcissistic television producer, who frankly just seems to be a bit of a jerk. Over the course of a year, they all make progress.

    But Gottlieb is not just a therapist — she’s also a patient who's on a journey of her own. Interspersed with the stories of her clients are her own therapy sessions, as Gottlieb goes in search of the hidden roots of a devastating and life-changing event.

    Personal, revealing, funny, and wise, Maybe You Should Talk to Someone opens a rare window onto a world that is most often bound by secrecy, offering an illuminating tour of a profoundly private process.

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