Top 5 Books in My Personal SPD Library

You saw the Special Happens Top 10 Books Dedicated to Sensory Processing Disorder.
Well, this list is an added bonus, shared by Y’vonne Ormond.

Yvonne's Top 5 SPD Books

Out-of-Sync ChildOut-of-Sync Child: Recognizing and Coping with Sensory Processing Disorder, Revised Edition by Carol Kranowitz and Lucy Jane Miller (Apr 4, 2006)This was one of the first books I picked up on my journey of SPD. At the time I read it I had no idea what was going on with my youngest son I just thought he was just “high needs”. This book woke me up and taught me so much about Sensory Processing Disorder. A great tool overall and highly recommended as your first book as you begin your SPD journey. Useful, informative, easy read and good take aways. This is the one book I’ve recommended many times to other parents coping with a child that is sensitive to their surroundings, sounds, touch and noise.
Out-of-Sync Child Has FunThe Out-of-Sync Child Has Fun, Revised Edition: Activities for Kids with Sensory Processing Disorder [Paperback] by Carol Kranowitz (Author)I highly recommend as well the workbook that goes with it. Very easy and fun activities for a child with sensory challenges.
Sensational KidsSensational Kids: Hope and Help for Children with Sensory Processing Disorder  Lucy Jane Miller Ph.D OTR (Author), Doris A. Fuller (Author)  Lucy J Miller books are always my favorite as an industry leader in the topic of SPD.  This book is a great follow up to The Out-of-Sync Child.  It supplies useful examples and tools to coach your child into adapting with the world around them. Easy ready and great reference tool as well.
Your Child's Motor DevelopmentYour Child’s Motor Development Story: Understanding and Enhancing Development from Birth to Their First Sport    Jill Mays (Author) The #1 read I’ve done overall for Motor Planning. Highly recommended and simple to read. Many kids with SPD and Autism struggle with motor development delays.  TThis book is one of my all-time favorites on the discussion of strictly motor planning.  This book is well written by a mom and occupational therapist with a variety of pictures and simplicity in her writing.  True world examples are presented on what to look for and how to help evolve motor skills for your child. It’s a quick read broken up by developmental milestone present with easy reference if you are short on time getting through an entire book.
Autism Every DayAutism Every Day: Over 150 Strategies Lived and Learned by a Professional Autism Consultant with 3 Sons on the Spectrum  Alyson Beytien (Author)This book is written by a Autism Consultant and mom of three sons on the spectrum.  It’s funny, useful and touches on everything from extended family engagement, holidays, and vacation tips. It’s written by a family on the spectrum for another family on the spectrum. Very relatable and easy to read because of her humor.

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Y'vonne Ormond
Y’vonne is a busy, professional, working mom with a passion for charitable causes and advocacy. She has two wonderful little boys and lives in San Diego, CA with her husband. Both her boys have unique needs. “A” has asthma and anaphylaxis shock to dairy and is Idiopathic. “R” has Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) challenged daily with sensory issues. Y’vonne is passionate about advocating for her children and teaching lessons that other parents can take away based on her own personal journey. You may contact Y'vonne on Twitter or email her directly.
Y'vonne Ormond

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