Helpful Books


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The bibliography below includes books that Carol used while researching, writing, and revising the Out-of-Sync Child: Recognizing and Coping with Sensory Processing Differences, 3rd ed. (Perigee, April 2022). Also listed are other titles that will provide helpful information for interested parents, teachers, and professionals.

American Psychiatric Association (2013). Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th ed. (DSM-5). Washington, DC. American Psychiatric Publishing.

Aquilla, Paula, Ellen Yack, and Shirley Sutton (2015). Building Bridges through Sensory Integration, 3rd ed. Arlington, TX: Sensory World.

Ayres, A. Jean (1985). Developmental Dyspraxia and Adult-onset Apraxia. Torrance, CA: Sensory Integration International.

———— (2005). Sensory Integration and the Child: Understanding Hidden Sensory Challenges, 25th-anniversary ed. Originally published as Sensory Integration and the Child (1979). Los Angeles: Western Psychological Services.

———– (1972). Sensory Integration and Learning Disorders. Los Angeles: Western Psychological Services.

Baker, Jed (2008). No More Meltdowns: Positive Strategies for Managing and Preventing Out-of-Control Behavior. Arlington, TX: Future Horizons.

Biel, Lindsey (2014). Sensory Processing Challenges: Effective Clinical Work with Kids & Teens. New York: W.W. Norton.

———-, and Nancy Peske (2009). Raising a Sensory Smart Child: The Definitive Handbook for Helping Your Child with Sensory Processing Issues, revised. New York: Penguin.

Bundy, Anita C., and Shelly J. Lane (2013). Sensory Integration: Theory and Practice, 3rd ed. Philadelphia: F.A. Davis.

Dorfman, Kelly (2013). Cure Your Child with Food: The Hidden Connection Between Food and Childhood Ailments. New York: Workman.

Eide, Brock, and Fernette Eide (2007). The Mislabeled Child: Looking Beyond Behavior to Find the True Sources and Solutions for Children’s Learning Challenges. New York: Hachette.

Grandin, Temple (2015). Temple Talks about Autism and Sensory Issues. Arlington, TX: Future Horizons.

——— (2008). Thinking in Pictures: My Life with Autism. New York: Vintage.

Greene, Ross W. (2014). The Explosive Child: A New Approach for Understanding and Parenting Easily Frustrated, Chronically Inflexible Children, revised. New York: Harper Perennial.

Greenspan, Stanley I., with Jacqueline Salmon (1996). The Challenging Child: Understanding, Raising, and Enjoying the Five “Difficult” Types of Children. Cambridge, MA: Da Capo.

———, and Serena Wieder, with Robin Simons (1998). The Child with Special Needs: Encouraging Intellectual and Emotional Growth. Reading, MA: Perseus.

Henry, Diana, et al. (2000). Tool Chest for Teachers, Parents, and Students: A Handbook to Facilitate Self-Regulation. Five more in the Tools series: Tools for Parents; for Infants; for Tots; for Teens; and for Pets. Henry OT Services. www.henryot.com

Kashman, Nancy, and Janet Mora (2005). The Sensory Connection: An OT and SLP Team Approach. Arlington, TX: Sensory World.

Koscinski, Cara (2018). Interoception — How I Feel: Sensing My World from the Inside Out. www.thepocketot@gmail.com.

Kranowitz, Carol Stock. https://out-of-sync-child.com/books-overview/

Kroneberger, Abigail Grace. The Sensory Room Kids Get In Sync (2008). Sarasota, FL: Peppertree.

Kurcinka, Mary Sheedy (2015). Raising Your Spirited Child: A Guide for Parents Whose Child is More Intense, Sensitive, Perceptive, Persistent, Energetic, 3rd ed. New York: HarperCollins.

Lemer, Patricia S. (2019). Outsmarting Autism: Build Healthy Foundations for Communication, Socialization, and Behavior at All Ages. Berkeley, CA: North Atlantic Books.

Liddle, Tara L. (2018). Why Motor Skills Matter: Improve Your Child’s Physical Development to Enhance Learning and Self-Esteem. Virginia Beach: Köehlerbooks.

Mahler, Kelly J. (2015). Interoception — The Eighth Sensory System: Practical Solutions for Improving Self-Regulation, Self-Awareness, and Social Understanding. Lenexa, KS: AAPC Publishing.

Miller, Lucy Jane, with Doris A. Fuller and Janice Roetenberg (2014). Sensational Kids: Hope and Help for Children with Sensory Processing Disorder, revised. New York: Perigee.

——–, Lisa M. Porter, and Doreit S. Bialer (2021). No Longer A SECRET: Unique Common Sense Strategies for Children with Sensory and Regulation Challenges, 2nd edition. Arlington, TX: Future Horizons.

Myers, Jennifer McIlwee (2014). Growing Up with Sensory Issues: Insider Tips from a Woman with Autism. Arlington, TX: Sensory World.

Newman, Joye, and Miriam P. Feinberg (2015). Move to Learn: Integrating Movement into the Early Childhood Curriculum. Lewisville, NC: Gryphon.

Porges, Stephen (2017). The Pocket Guide to the Polyvagal Theory: The Transformative Power of Feeling Safe. New York: W. W. Norton.

Rapp, Doris (1991). Is This Your Child? Discovering and Treating Unrecognized Allergies in Children and Adults. New York: William Morrow.

Schneider, Rachel S. (2015). Making Sense: A Guide to Sensory Issues. Arlington, TX: Sensory World.

Shapiro, Dan (2016). Parent Child Journey: An Individualized Approach to Raising Your Challenging Child. North Charleston, SC: CreateSpace.

Sher, Barbara (2016). Everyday Games for Sensory Processing Disorder: 100 Playful Activities to Empower Children with Sensory Differences. Berkeley, CA: Althea Press.

Siegel, Daniel J., and Tina P. Bryson (2011). The Whole-Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child’s Developing Mind. New York: Delacorte.

Silver, Larry B. (2006). The Misunderstood Child: Understanding and Coping with Your Child’s Learning Disabilities, 4th ed. New York: Three Rivers.

Turecki, Stanley, with Leslie Tonner (2000). The Difficult Child, 2nd ed. New York: Bantam.

Wheeler, Maria (2007). Toilet Training for Individuals with Autism and other Developmental Issues, 2nd ed. Arlington, TX: Future Horizons.

Whitney, Rondalyn V., and Varleisha Gibbs (2020). Raising Kids with Sensory Processing Disorders: A Week-by-Week Guide to Helping Your Child with Sensory and Self-Regulation Issues, 2nd ed. Waco, TX: Prufrock.

———-, and W. Pickren (2014). Self-Regulation: A Family Systems Approach for Children with Autism, Learning Disabilities, ADHD & Sensory Disorders. Eau Claire, WI: PESI Publishing.

Williams, Mary Sue, & Sherry Shellenberger (1996). Introduction to “How Does Your Engine Run?” The Alert Program for Self-Regulation. Albuquerque: TherapyWorks.

Wilson, Debra E. (2018). S’cool Moves for Super Charged Learning: Therapy-based Academic and Behavior Support (TABS). Camas, WA: Integrated Learner Press.

Zucker, Bonnie (2016). Anxiety-Free Kids: An Interactive Guide for Parents and Children, 2nd ed. Waco, TX: Prufrock.