This list identifies websites and downloads that families can use to help build understanding as well as apps for mobile devices that have helped families with a child with sensory issues.
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The following websites have been recommended by Connecting for Kids families as useful resources for individuals struggling with sensory issues:
Child Mind Institute: Sensory Processing Topic
Offers articles, tool kids and additional information on sensory issues.
Online retail outlet featuring books about sensory issues and conferences throughout the US featuring top researchers and authors in the field.
SI Focus Magazine
Online magazine featuring articles on sensory issues.
The Inspired Treehouse
Website, featuring resources on child development and a large collection of ideas for sensory diets.
The Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) Resource Page
Extensive information, resources, and personal stories about sensory issues.
Understood: Sensory Processing Issues Topic Page
Online resource with extensive articles on sensory processing issues.
Connecting for Kids families have found the following online publications useful in educating themselves and others on sensory issues.
Child Mind Institute: School Success Kit for Kids with Sensory Processing Issues
Tools and strategies to help children stay comfortable and focused at school.
STAR Institute: Red Flags for SPD
Online checklist for parents with a concern about sensory issues. This checklist can be used to start a conversation with your child's pediatrician.
STAR Institute: Downloadable Flyers
Collection of downloadable resources for families includes symptoms checklist, summertime tips, information on picky eaters, and some resources in Spanish.
Understood: A Day in the Life of a Child with Sensory Processing Issues
Online resource walks reader through a day in the life of a child with sensory issues.
More and more mobile applications (apps) are being developed to help individuals struggling with sensory issues. The following apps have been used by Connecting for Kids families:
Note: Starred apps (*) are available for families to try at no cost on the special needs iPad at Westlake Porter Public Library.
BrainWorks* (paid app)
Sensory Processing Therapy (free)