Websites

The following websites offer information about occupational therapy, sensory integration, sensory processing, and other resources for parents with sensory challenged children.

American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)—The American Occupational Therapy Association is a national professional society established in 1917 to represent the interests and concerns of occupational therapy practitioners, and to improve the quality of occupational therapy services.

STAR Institute for Sensory Processing Disorder—expanding knowledge, fostering awareness and promoting recognition of Sensory Processing Disorder

Integrated Listening Systems (iLs)—Building upon the psychoacoustic techniques originally developed in Europe and further refined over the past 8 years in the U.S. by Dynamic Listening Systems (DLS), iLs programs combine auditory stimulation with balance, movement and visual motor activities.

Pediatric Therapy Network—a nonprofit therapeutic and educational center that provides occupational, speech/language and physical therapy to children with special needs

Pathways.org—a nonprofit organization which strives to empower health professionals and parents with knowledge of the benefit of early detection and early intervention for children’s sensory, motor, and communication development.

Caring 4 Our Kids—a  group of parents who have children on the Autism Spectrum or who suffer from inflammatory diseases such as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome or Fibromyalgia who have come together to curate and create resources that have been helpful to them in the hopes that these will help other parents struggling to care for and to help their children thrive.

TUCK Sleep Foundation— a community devoted to improving sleep hygiene, health and wellness through the creation and dissemination of comprehensive, unbiased, free web-based resources.

The ALERT Program®—an innovative program that supports children, teachers, parents, and therapists to choose appropriate strategies to change or maintain states of alertness.

Handwriting Without Tears—a handwriting curriculum for all children created by an occupational therapist

Reduce the Noise: Help Loved Ones with Sensory Overload Enjoy Shopping—blog article

Moving with Special Needs Kids—blog article

Home Modifications for Special Needs Kids—blog article

Estate Planning for Parents of Special Needs Kids—blog article

SmartKnitKIDS—patented seamless socks are perfect for children experiencing sensory processing differences, hypersensitivity or who simply can’t stand annoying seams! These super soft socks for sensitive little feet will not wrinkle or bunch and are proven to reduce irritation.

OT vest—an on-task weighted vest designed by an occupational therapist

Future Horizons—created to meet the needs of teachers, therapists, and family members who face the challenge of autism, our books, videos, and conferences are geared to bring you the most current information possible to assist in that challenge.

Sensory World—an imprint of Future Horizons, we are pleased to offer these books and videos that speak to the sensory challenges that many children and adults deal with every day.  We have long been a world leader in the specific field of autism/Asperger’s Syndrome but felt extending into the broader scope of sensory issues would serve even more on the PDD spectrum.

Abilitations—serving the needs of individuals with special needs and learning differences with products that mix focuses on movement, positioning, sensorimotor, education, communication, exercise, and play

Southpaw—sensory integration and developmental products, pediatric therapy equipment, resources, and support for therapeutic professionals, health care professionals, schools, and families

Therapro—innovative products for therapists, educators, and parents