Helpful Web Sites:
Sensory Processing Disorder Foundation
excellent site for research and articles on sensory processing disorder and updates on
SPD's DSM V status
Sensory Processing Disorder
site maintained by an occupational therapist, great ideas for everyday use
Soft Clothing for All Children
first line of inclusive clothing designed with the needs of all children in mind, including
those with Autism, Sensory Processing Disorder, ADHD, and tactile
defensiveness/sensitivity. They use flat seaming and seamless construction for extra
comfort, 100% of the softest combed cotton and their specially developed Soft Sensory
Blends , wide collars, encased elastic waistbands, printed labels (tagless), custom fits,
and much more.
Attention Deficit Hyperacticty Disorder
An Internet Community Resource Provided by The NewIdeas.Net
Family of ADD ADHD
Information Web Sites
excellent site for accurate, reliable information about special education law,
education law, and advocacy for children with disabilities ran by attorneys
National Center for Learning Disabilities
Mission: The National Center for Learning Disabilities works to ensure that the nation's 15
million children, adolescents and adults with learning disabilities have every opportunity to
succeed in school, work and life.
Going to College: Resource for Teens With Disabilities
1) Learn how to use your strengths, learning style and interests to set goals for college.
2) What to expect in college and what professors will expect from you. Tips for good
grades, accommodations and using technology
3) Learn what you can do now to prepare for and apply to college.
Free educational kids computer games and activities for elementary students
LessonPix Custom Learning Materials
Minimum fee for an amazing website that helps you create a variety of learning activities
for your classroom!
an introduction video to decide if it's right for you!
Eye Can Learn
Eye Exercises for Better Visual Health:
Improve Your Visual Information Processing Skills: Visual Perception, Eye Tracking,
Focusing and Eye Teaming
Vision & Reading
Search for an optometrist in your area that can provide vision therapy to you or your child.
Website also has a quick survey to evaluate if your child's vision is negatively impacting
School Psychologist Files
Full of special education resources for parents, educators, and psychologists
Granite Bay Speech
Nancy Barcal has been providing excellent speech and language services since 1981.
Description of Visual-Spatial Learner from website: "Creative, curious, out-of-the-box
thinkers, VSLs learn by intuitive leaps. They remember what they see and forget what they
hear. They may forget details but remember the BIG PICTURE forever."
Learning Strategies (Center for Research on Learning, U of Kansas):
Excellent source for cognitive strategies for learning disabled students
Diagramly: Draw Diagrams On-Line
researching, organization, etc. Similar to Inspirations Software.
Cybray Man's Educational Websites: Graphic Organizers
Awesome collection of graphic organizers. Good for teachers, parents, and students.
Description and assessment of 8 developmental areas your child should have before entering
Autism Training Videos on Facebook:
A website loaded with academic games for all ages. Includes reading, math, language
arts, logic, memory , and SAT vocab.
National Library of Virtual Manipulatives
Free trial - Pre K-12, number and operations through geometry
Information and Research Articles:
The Real Reasons Some Kids Can't Learn by The HANDLE Institute
Booklet provides a general explanation of neurodevelopmental systems...gives background
information on understanding why some children aren't learning
Neuroscience and Education: Issues and Opportunities
Signs and Symptoms of Sensory Processing Disorder: Checklist
Why So Many Kids Have Developmental Delays and What Can We Do About It
SIFocus Spring 2012
Developmental Activities to Do at Home for Premature Babies
Occupational Therapy - Sensory Integration
Complete Guide to Sensory Processing Disorder by Dawn Villarreal,
One Place for Special Needs
Sensory processing disorder is a stand alone disability as well as being prevalent in many other diagnoses including autism spectrum disorder, ADHD, Down syndrome, learning disability, nonverbal learning disability and Tourette syndrome. In addition to senses being under and over-stimulated, sensory processing disorder can adversely affect attention, learning and daily living. In this guide we've collected resources to help you understand this disorder, recognize different sensory issues and behaviors and engage in many fun sensory integration activities.
Sensory Processing Disorder on 20-20 with Dr. Lucy Jane Miller
Learning Through Play
Vision Therapy Center, Inc.
The information in this guide was created for teachers and parents. It provides background information on the vital connections between vision and learning.
The Fine Line Between Advocacy and Annoyance...
Examining the Neuroscience Evidence for Sensory-Driven Neuroplasticity: Implications for Sensory-Based Occupational Therapy for Children and Adolescents
10 Tips to Grow "In-Sync" Kids, by Carol Kranowitz
No More Meltdowns: Managing and Preventing Challenging Behaviors by Jed Baker, PhD
Video: The Vestibular System (by Brain Highways)
Five minute video on how the vestibular system affects your child's learning, focus, and behavior
Video: What is a 504 Plan?
A Parent's Guide: The ADHD Babysitter's Guide - Hiring and Keeping Childcare You Can Trust by Ellen Kingsley A Publication of ADDitude: Living Well with Attention Deficit
A Parent's Guide to 21st Century Learning by Edutopia
The 7 Secrets to Sharing The Law of Attraction With Kids & Teens For Parents, Teachers and Influencers of Children and Teens, by Rhonda Ryder Founder, KidsAwakening
A Resource for Parents & Educators: Addressing Math Anxiety, by David Berg, E.T.
For Students with Math-Related Disabilities or Math Difficulties, the Successful Educational Intervention is the Same, by David Berg, E.T.
Developing Automaticity with Multiplication & Division Facts: The 9 Lines Fact Acquisition Strategy, by David Berg, E.T.
Fractions, Decimals & Advanced Place Value - The Three Essential Elements of Algebra Readiness, by David Berg, E.T.
Making Math Real: Overview on You Tube by David Berg, E.T.
Handwriting Without Tears: Letter Formation Charts.
Teach your child the proper order of strokes in forming letters!
Teaching Students to Ask Their Own Questions: One Small Change Can Yield Big Results. Harvard Graduate School of Education
"When students know how to ask their own questions, they take greater ownership of their
learning, deepen comprehension, and make new connections and discoveries on their own."
Out of Sync Child by Carol Stock Kranowitz
Out of Sync Child Has Fun by Carol Stock Kranowitz
Smart Moves: Why Learning Isn't All in Your Head by Carla Hannaford, Ph.D.
Sensational Kids: Hope and Help For Children With Sensory
Processing Disorders by Lucy Jane Miller, PhD
Making Math Real: An Introduction to the Overview
Wrights Law: Special Education Law, 2nd Edition
Wrights Law: From Emotions to Advocacy: The Special Education Survival Guide
Wrights Law: All About I.E.P.'s
Upside Down Brillance: The Visual-Spatial Learner
Sandi, in the news:
An ADHD meeting is scheduled for Nov. 19, from 7 to 9 p.m., at the El Dorado Hills Library, 7455 Silva Valley Parkway. Parents, teachers, and children are welcome. The guest speaker will be Sandi Kasting, Brainasium Founder/Special Needs Specialist. For more information, call Carolyn Brooks at 916-358-3505.
Parents' Resource Guide, Northern Gold Country: Behavior Issues Masking a Sensory Disorder or a Suffering Child?
Article in which Sandi was interviewed
Parents' Resource Guide, Northern Gold Country: 10 Homework Tips to Help Jump Start Your Child's Brain by Sandi Kasting, M.Ed
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