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Memoirs About learning Differences
resource page provides information
primarily related to the
learning disabilities that impact academic success. Many of these
children may also demonstrate attention, motor, emotional,
language and sensory difficulties. Therefore, related resources
are provided. Please visit
the Sensory Integration,
Developmental Disabilities resource
pages for further information
For Therapists and Educators
Susan J., TRICS for Written
O.T. Kids, Inc., Homer,
Trics is an intervention resource focusing on students who experience
and organizational difficulties during written communication and other
This book has many great strategies to generate effective solutions for
having difficulties with any area of school performance.
Jayne, Give Yourself a Hand,
Inc., MA, 1993.
was developed to screen
first grade students for hand skill development
in their classroom and
includes remediation activities.
- Case-Smith, Jane,
Allen,Anne S., Pratt, Pat Nuse, Occupational
Therapy for Children,
Mosby Publishers, MO, 1996.
This is a comprehensive textbook on the role of occupational therapy in
assessment and intervention in a variety of settings.
Therapy for Children
- Dawson, Peg and Guare, Richard, Executive Skills in Children and
The Guilford Press, New York, 2004.
This text explains the development of executive skills, informal
and formal assessment
tools and interventions to promote skills and coach students to succeed
Specific dysfunctions addressed are: acquired brain injury, autism
Attention Deficit Disorder and sleep disorders that impact executive
Skills in Children and Adolescents
- DeGangi, Georgia, Pediatric
Disorders of Regulation in Affect and Behavior,
Press, London, 2000.
the latest theory, research and
treatment strategies for infants and children with problems of
irritability and mood regulation, sleep and separation, feeding
problems and sensory-processing
Disorders of Regulation in Affect and Behavior
Marilyn A. and
Mullen, Karen A., For Parents
and Professionals Preschool,
Designed for ages 2-5 years, the authors provide learning activities
groupings: creative play, songs, stories and gestures, movement, daily
and games. This publisher specializes in books on speech and language,
care, reading and learning disabilities.
Kristin, O.T.R., Fine Motor
Strategies in the Classroom,
huge text book provides it all; a discussion on dysfunction and how it
and the activities and adaptations to help improve
performance. Activities are designed
to improve performance in
the class or resource room, playground or gym class, at home
during extracurricular activities.
Motor Dysfunction Therapeutic Strategies in the Classroom
- Loiselle, Lisa and Shea, Susan, Curriculum Based Activities in
Occupational Therapy: An
Resource, Therapro, Inc., MA, 1996.
occupational therapists, present activities geared toward older
(i.e. third and fourth graders) with mild to moderate
impairment. The activities are
organized according to curriculum areas, both academic and nonacademic,
based or whole class activities based models referred to
book. Therapeutic objectives are also provided.
- Briggs, Dorothy
Child's Self Esteem, Dolphin Books, New York, 1975.
is a practical, readable
raising responsible, productive, happy children.
child's Self Esteem
Lawrence J., Learning
Disabilities and Your Child,
Fawcett Columbine, New
on diagnoses, specific learning problems, parenting, handling teenagers
and self esteem.
Disabilities and Your Child
Ross, The Explosive
Child: A New Approach
for Understanding and Parenting
Inflexible Children, Harper
presents an approach to be used with children who know the
rules, want to
cooperate but can't due to frustration and lack of
flexibility. He describes how his
methods work in the school setting as well as the home.
Child: Understanding, Raising, and Enjoying
Five "Difficult" Types
of Children, Perseus
Books Group, 1996.
describes most children as falling into five basic personality types:
child, the self-absorbed child, the defiant child, the
inattentive child and the active/aggressive
child. He shows parents how to match their parenting to the
child and to use daily childrearing to enhance an individual
child's strengths and talents.
- Hallowell, Edward, Ratey,
John, Driven to
Distraction: Recognizing and Coping with Attention Deficit
Childhood through Adulthood, Touchstone, 1995.
- Potock, Melanie, Happy Mealtimes with Happy
How to Teach
Your child About the Joy of food!
Written by a
speech therapist, this is a great resoruce for
parents of children with feeding challenges.
- Ratey, John., MD, Shadow Syndromes:
Mild Forms of Major Mental
that Sabotage Us,
Ratey, describes using many anecdotes, the mild
forms of depression,
autism and anxiety that impact learning.
Sally, M.D., Overcoming Dyslexia,
Books, a Division of Random House
Inc., N.Y. 2005.
comprehensive guide is a must for parents and educators. Shaywitz
information on how the brain works, reading problems and
techniques presented according to age and level.
Tere Bowen-Irish OTR/L teaches how to incorporate classroom exercises
improve strength and focus. Great video demos on her site.
Traceables- Cutting and tracing aids to develop coordination,
fine-motor and visual perceptual
OTR/L 's website provides information on what areas occupational
therapists treat and what caretakers should look for when considering
a list of resources including several articles she has
written on sensory and fine motor
development and treatment and success
stories including before and after treatment
Sava OTR/L 's website provides a huge compilation of documents provided
pediatric therapists a
message board and chat group. This is very informative for therapists,
teachers and parents.
on Learning Disabilities and Attention Deficit Disorder
Mary Muhlenhaupt OTR/L is a presenter and writer with information on her
website related to the Individuals with Disabilities Education
Act (IDEA), related services, inclusion in the classroom and resources
evidence based practice.
Therapists can get great treatment plan
ideas at this site. Select a skill to
work on and choose
an activity. Choose from a list of materials to find
skills that can be
worked on using them. Choose from a list of activities
to read a description, materials used, purpose and what skills it
Ms. Sue's OT Room
Lots of great information and resources on sensory integration,
and other topics of interest to occupational therapists, as well as fun
activities for children.
Prehension, Vision, & Feeding
Occupational therapist Rhoda Erhardt provides free downloads and
on books, videos and presentations related to hand skills, vision and
provides great resources for therapists-
including the latest research, news, activities, articles and
videos about disabilities and therapies.
Occupational therapist Jennifer Dodge's site is packed with sensory,
fine motor, oral motor and
handwriting information and resources. She also designed an impressive
activity called a
"fastenator" sold by Abilitations-
that works on manipulation skills.
Educational Activities Websites
Typing games, spelling games and
activities, cartoon builder, paint by number math
and lots of
other games and activities for all ages.
magazine designed to
serve as a resource for people with ADD or AD/HD
or people who have
children with ADD or AD/HD.
©2008 Barbara Smith