The Arc of Greater Houston – special education resources and advocacy
Communities in Schools Houston
Navigate Life Texas – resources for special needs support in Texas
Houston Lighthouse – assisting blind and visually impaired in independent living
Living Hope Wheelchair Association
Big Kid Small City – activities & events for Houston families
Gish Picks – cultural events for Houston families and adults
WEBSITES WE RECOMMEND:
Sensory Processing Disorder Foundation
DIR & DIRFloortime Approach
The Greenspan Floortime Approach
Integrated Listening Systems
Lives in the Balance
Yoga for the Special Child
Svetlana Masgutova Educational Institute
Cortical Visual Impairment Symptoms & Causes
BOOKS WE RECOMMEND:
CHILD DEVELOPMENT AND BEHAVIORAL BOOKS
The Whole Brain Child by Daniel J. Siegel, MD and Tina Payne Bryson, Ph.D.
The Yes Brain: How to Cultivate Courage, Curiosity and Resilience in Your Child by Daniel J. Siegel MD and Tina Payne Bryson, Ph.D.
The Explosive Child: A New Approach for Understanding and Parenting Easily Frustrated, Chronically Inflexible Children by Ross W. Greene, Ph.D.
The Well Balanced Child: Movement and Early Learning by Sally Goddard Blythe
No Drama Discipline by Daniel J. Siegel MD and Tina Payne Bryson, Ph.D.
Beyond Behaviors: Using Brain Science and Compassion to Understand and Solve Children’s Behavioral Challenges by Mona Delahooke, Ph.D.
The Child with Special Needs by Stanley I. Greenspan, M.D. and Serena Wieder, PhD.
Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain by John J. Ratey, MD with Eric Hagerman.
SENSORY PROCESSING BOOKS
Sensational Kids by Lucy Jane Miller, PhD., OTR
The Out-of-Sync Child by Carol Stock Kranowitz, M.A.
Yoga for the Special Child by Sonia Sumar
Yoga for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders by Dion E. Betts and Stacey W. Betts
Does Your Baby have Autism by Osnat Teitelbaum and Philip Teitelbaum, PhD
Quigong Massage for Your Child with Autism: A Home Program from Chinese Medicine by Louisa Silva
Engaging Austim by Stanley I. Greenspan, M.D. and Serena Wieder, PhD.
ARTICLES WE RECOMMEND:
How Play Connects to Learning
A Note To Caregivers (from No Drama Discipline)
Connect & Redirect Refrigerator Sheet (from No Drama Discipline)
Collaborative & Proactive Solutions – a new model for addressing behavioral challenges within families, schools and treatment facilities
Behold the Humble Block! Tools of the Trade
Selecting Appropriate Toys for Young Children in the Digital Era
Toy Buying Tips for Babies & Young Children
This is why your baby doesn’t sleep through the night
Screen addiction is taking a toll on children
Have we taken the wrong approach to treating kids with ADHD?
Turns out monkey bars and kickball might be good for the brain
Characteristics of Sensory Processing Disorder
What is DIRFloortime?
iLs Research Studies
Out-of-this World Sensory Integration Therapy: “Astronaut Training” takes special needs students into another space
Sharp Rise in Occupational Therapy Cases at New York’s Schools
Strategies for Treating Dyslexia
Efficacy of the Get Ready to Learn Yoga Program Among Children with Autism
5 Ways Modern Science is Embracing Ancient Indian Wisdom
Research finds that chanting ‘Om’ soothes the brain
Fun and Function