Therapies and Helpful Information

The Wilbarger Brushing Protocol – Should only be initiated by a trained OT. Parents are
advised not to start on their own because brushing is very stimulating to the nervous system. Joint compressions
follow the brushing and this therapy needs to be directed by a trained professional for safety reasons.

Berard Auditory Integration Training (Berard AIT) – Dr. Guy Berard’s official website, which lists trained

Society for Auditory Intervention Techniques – Learn about different listening therapies and theories:  

Vital Links – The Therapeutic Listening® website is tailored to meet the needs of the individual using
electronically altered CDs via a trained sensory integrative professional; lists trained practitioners:

Vision Therapy – Eye exercises and glasses to improve vision for learning/school, provided by a behavioral

Diana A. Henry MS, OTR/L and Henry OT Services – brings the “ateachabout” program to your community,
providing workshops, sensory “tools”, information on designing “sensory safe spaces” and the Sensory Processing
Measure (SPM) to support parents, therapists, teachers, and students in home and school:

Book by Lucy Jane Miller, Ph.D., OTRSensational Kids: Hope and Help for Children with Sensory Processing
Disorder (SPD) -
SPD Foundation link: (get informed & educated)

The Early Intervention Program – Call your local school district to find out how to get an evaluation and services
for your child.

Wrights Law Website – Accurate, up-to-date information about special education law and advocacy for children
with disabilities:

SPD Parent SHARE – Resources for the SPD community; find a parent support group in your area in person or on
the web; donate for SPD research; connections and information:

Karen DeFelice’s Enzyme Website and Books – Enzymes for Autism and other Neurological Conditions includes
topics other than enzymes, including Epsom salts baths, vitamins, the digestive system and special diets:

Houstonni Enzymes To purchase enzymes:

Books by Carol Stock Kranowitz, M.A. – The Out of Sync Child, The Out of Sync Child, Has Fun, 101 Activities for
Kids in Tight Places
; great resources to gain knowledge, understanding and ideas.

Book by Jeanne Ganz, OTR/L,BCPIncluding SI for Parents—Sensory Integration
Strategies for Home and School
is an excellent resource for understanding SPD; gives helpful tips on managing
SPD in your child.

www.DEVELOPMENTALDELAYRESOURCES.ORG - provides a network for parents and professionals and current
information after their diagnosis to support children with special needs.  Co-founded in 1994 by Patricia S. Lemer,
Editor of "
Envisioning a Bright Future - Interventions that Work for Children and Adults with ASD" (An awesome
handbook that should be in everyone's library!) & Kelly Dorfman, M.S., L.N., a health program planner and
nutritionist with twenty-nine years of clinical experience
- (read her informative
articles and learn how you can start to help your child; find out if she is speaking at a conference near you.) – Indoor swing and accessories site: (888) 752-9929

Activities – Yoga, gymnastics, horseback riding, karate, dance, swimming

Lifestyle – Eat Non GMO (Genetically Modified Food) and organic foods whenever possible for optimum
health; SPD kids digest and handle these foods better than foods with additives, hormones, pesticides and

Alternatives to Consider – Nutritionist, chiropractor, Reiki, massage, cranial sacral therapy, acupuncturist
(NAET allergy elimination technique:, homeopathy; search the web to learn more
about these topics.

Too Loud, Too Bright, Too Fast, Too Tight
by Sharon Heller, PD.D. - a book that "illuminates an often
misunderstood condition, offers a comprehensive resource for sufferers, and proposes a new perspective for
understanding behavior." - website for the book, Raising a Sensory Smart Child - The Definitive Handbook
for Helping Your Child with Sensory Integration Issues
by Lindsey Biel, M.A., OTR/L and Nancy Peske -
great site and book for understanding and helping your child with sensory issues.

Handwriting Without Tears - program to help your child learn how to print and write cursive - or call 301-263-2700 - as a member of the School Specialty Family, this educationally fun catalog offers a
full range of solutions for children with special needs.  Their MultiSensory line offers a wide-range of innovative
products that stimulate and elicit communications from children with challenges.  Great sensory toys and helpful
daily living supplies. Environmentally friendly products :) - "Articles and resources empowering parents of children with disabilities and
special needs"; special needs books, shops, and services.  Great site with tons of helpful information!

The Autism Perspective Magazine - " is a magazine about options ... The Autism Perspective's mission is to
support those living with or touched by Autism Spectrum Disorders by providing unbiased information regarding
available treatments, services, resources, and options, along with providing a forum for individuals to share their
point of view about their autism experience." To subscribe is free, but the knowledge you receive will no doubt be
worth a donation to this inspirational, non-for-profit company! - directory to all of your natural needs, including herbs and herbal information, household,
garden, all-natural and organic food, and even all-natural animal needs. - direct link to information on vaccinations. - information and guidance regarding choices for vaccinating your child. - vaccination information, published scientific studies, recommended schedules;
information on biomedical treatment to remove toxins from your child's body & repair the damage that has been
done; find a DAN doctor, find a Rescue Angel in your area to help guide you, detox naturally.
EXCELLENT place to
educate yourself & to find help!  Watch footage of the
Green Our Vaccines DC rally...Jim Carey's is awesome! - "a comprehensive resource for parents & caregivers of children with SPD;"
Click on "News" and watch how one mother describes her daughter's journey, and then hear her now
12-year-old daughter talk about coping with SPD. - "One is Fun" new book series. "This little book helps the toddler build social skills and find
magical moments in daily activities.  Parents can use this book to encourage a very young child to explore their
world and find joy in daily family interactions." - "Parents of children with special needs...if you have a question about your child's IEP,
whether they are getting the needed supports & services under the law, then tune in and call "Ask the Advocate,"
Monica Moshenko. She is a loving mother to Alex, seasoned advocate and will share tips/strategies to help YOU!" - detailed information and strategies regarding Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy;
vacation tips, books, parent's corner, blogs, and more advice on advocating for your child.

(update 2013 - Diane inherited 2 MTHFRA1296 gene mutations (one from each
parent). All of her children have inherited 1 MTHRFA1296 gene mutation. Educate yourself below:

Dr. Ben Link (he has a Facebook Page):


Jenny McCarthy's new book, "Louder than Words: A Mother's Journey in Healing Autism" - a great read for
inspiration, hope, & courage that gives valuable information all parents should know about vaccinations, diet, and
therapies that helped her son Evan in healing his autism... Go Jenny! Thanks for being such a loving and powerful
voice for our children!  Also checkout these researched-based videos that help teach kids (like Evan) to talk,  
Blog on MySpace with video from Green Our Vaccines Rally we were at & if you scroll down, there is information on
recovery and videos, information, etc. that you might find interesting.

Children of the New Earth Online Magazine - is a brand new, one-of-a-kind, cutting-edge publication devoted
exclusively to the evolving needs of today’s new generation of Indigo kids and Crystal children.

YogaKids "Educating the Whole Child Through Yoga" - Innovative program that blends traditional yoga and its
benefits with new theories of multiple learning styles in a comprehensive, imaginative, and playful approach to
education.  To learn more, find a certified YogaKids teacher, and/or to purchase Marsha Wenig's fabulous book,
DVDs and other helpful products, please visit

***ANGIE VOSS, OTR/L's  SENSORY BLOG: has a wealth of free resources and information. Visit her
website to educate yourself about the senses, grow, and purchase her books, as well as, learn how to join
her awesome Facebook Support Group -

Can't Catch a Butterfly is a loving children's book inspired by one of Michelle Zimmerman's students.  This
engaging book brings you on an adventure loaded with catchy rhymes that youngsters will enjoy hearing and saying
aloud. To learn more and to schedule an appearance at your child's school, visit  

National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities - "NICHCY is very pleased to offer you a wealth of
information on disabilities! We serve the nation as a central source of information on:
disabilities in infants, toddlers, children, and youth, IDEA, which is the law authorizing special education,
No Child Left Behind (as it relates to children with disabilities), and research-based information on effective
educational practices
. " I wish I knew about this site way back when.

http://WWW.SENSORYPLANET.COM - find or create a local SPD support group; connect with other parents,
educators, therapists; search the site and find out what's going on with SPD all over the world. You can connect via
FaceBook or join directly. Search Yahoo Groups for a group that matches your interests. Yahoo Health Groups: sid-
dsi Sensory Integration Disorder Group – I use to belong to this group; however, the members have changed (many
kids have gotten better).  It has informative files and links

Wikki Stix - Twistable, Stickable, Buildable, Playable, One-of-a-Kind Creatables - safe and non-toxic products for
fun and learning. Checkout all the fun kits, eg. party paks, alphabet cards, basic shapes, alphabet and number
learning sets at

***AUTISM DISCUSSION PAGE ON FACEBOOK -!/autismdiscussionpage
This page was developed by Bill Nason, MS, LLP to discuss tools that help children on the spectrum feel safe,
accepted and competent. Although each child is different, with their unique strengths and challenges, their are
some common strategies that can strengthen the social, emotion, and cognitive security for most children on the
spectrum. Come learn, share, and support. I love how they educate about SPD & the experiences a child encounters.
More info & informative presentations:
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