Occupational Therapy Resources

SPD Foundation
Founded by Dr. Lucy Jane Miller, PhD, OTR, the SPD Foundation promotes research, education, and advocacy amongst therapists, parents, teachers, and anyone who interacts with children who have Sensory Processing Disorder.

STAR Center Sensory Therapies and Research
STAR Center is the premier clinic for multidisciplinary assessment and research-based treatment of Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) and other sensory challenges in children, adolescents, and adults.

DIR/Floortime Model
The Interdisciplinary Council on Developmental and Learning Disorders

Integrated Listening Systems

The Austin Area SPD Alliance
A parent developed community resource for families dealing with Sensory Processing Disorder.

Speech, Language and Feeding Resources

Pre-school Speech & Language Presentation by Sarah Tidmore, M.S., CCC-SLP
Speech & Language Developmental Checklist

Therapy Products

Southpaw Enterprises
Abilitations Special needs, sensory, and therapy equipment

Websites

www.feedingmatters.org
This website has extensive information about feeding and information related to feeding.
www.agesandstages.net
This is a website developed by a speech-language pathologist. There is extensive information about feeding, speech and language development.
www.asha.org
The national organization website for speech-language pathologists. It has a public section with great information for parents.

*For students of all ages:*

www.homeadvisor.com/r/creating-the-optimal-living-environment-for-a-child-with-adhd
Creating the Optimal Environment for a Kid with ADHD
http://childdevelopmentinfo.com/learning/learning_disabilities/teacher/
Suggested Classroom Interventions for Children with ADD & Learning Disabilities
www.rover.com/blog/autism-service-dogs
The Life-Changing Impact of Autism Service Dogs
www.colorincolorado.org/article/how-address-special-education-needs-ell-classroom
Addressing Special Education Needs for Students Learning English as a Second Language
teaching.monster.com/benefits/articles/8761-22-tips-for-teaching-students-with-autism-spectrum-disorders
22 Tips for Teaching Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders
www.edudemic.com/special-ed-blogs-updated
50 Must-See Blogs for Special Education Teachers
www.intheswim.com/eGuides/water-safety-for-children-autism
The Ultimate Guide to Water Safety for Parents and Caregivers of Children with Autism
www.care.com/a/teaching-your-child-about-peers-with-special-needs-0812040913
Teaching Your Child About Peers with Special Needs

*For high school and college educators, parents and students:*

www.facultyfocus.com/articles/effective-classroom-management/teaching-college-students-with-autism-spectrum-disorders
Teaching College Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders
www.iaddiction.com/addiction/autism-addiction-coping-treating-dual-diagnosis/
Autism and Addiction: Coping with and Treating Your Dual Diagnosis
www.additudemag.com/adhd/article/928.html
Choosing a College: Planning for Teens with ADD
www.bestcolleges.com/resources/disabled-students/
College Resources for Students with Disabilities

Videos

Baby Babble - Speech-Enhancing DVD for Babies and Toddlers
Signing Time Videos Starring Rachel de Azevedo Coleman, Alex Brown and Leah Coleman

Support for Families

Texas Parent to Parent (TxP2P) www.txp2p.org
This group is dedicated to assisting parents of children with various needs to find support from birth through adulthood.
LDOnline www.ldonline.org
This website provides extensive information to parents about learning disabilities and learning differences.