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RECOMMENDED resources

Books:
 

Asquith, S. (2020) Self-regulation skills in young children: Activities and strategies for practitioners and parents. London: Jessica Kingsley.

 

Bogdashina, O. (2016) Sensory perceptual issues in autism and Asperger syndrome. 2nd edn. London: Jessica Kingsley.

Kranowitz, C. (2005) The Out-Of-Sync Child. New York: Perigee Book.

Mielnick, M. (2017) Underdestanding sensory processing disorders in children: A guide for parents and professionals. London: Jessica Kingsley.

Lloyd, S. (2016) Improving sensory processing in traumatized children: Practical guide to help your child's movement, coordination and body awareness. London: Jessica Kingsley.

Williamson, G.G. and Anzalone, M.E. (2001) Sensory integration and self-regulation in infants and toddlers: helping very young children interact with their environment. Washington, DC: Zero to Three.

Delahooke, M. (2020) Beyond behaviours: using brain science and compassion to understand and solve children’s behaviour challenges. London: John Murray.

Conkbayir, M. (2017) Early Childhood and Neuroscience: theory, research and implications for practice. London: Bloomsbury.

Dana, D. (2018) The Polyvagal theory in therapy: engaging the rhythm of regulation. New York: Norton.

Porges, S.W. (2005) ‘The vagus: a mediator of behavioural and physiologic features associated with autism’ in Bauman, M.L. and Kemper, T.L. (ed) The neurobiology of autism. 2nd edn. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, pp.65-78.

Bridges, H. (2015) Reframe your thinking around autism: how the Polyvagal theory and brain plasticity helps us make sense of autism. London: Jessica Kingsley.

Grandin, T. and Panek, R. (2013) The autistic brain: exploring the strength of a different kind of mind. London: Rider Books. 

Higashida, N. (2013) The reason I jump. London: Sceptre.

Higashida, N. (2017) Fall down 7 times get up 8: a young man's voice from the silence of autism. London: Sceptre.

Caldwell, P. (2008) Using Intensive Interaction and Sensory Integration. London: Jessica Kingsley.

Kuyper, L.M. (2011) The Zone of Regulation: a curriculum designed to foster self-regulation and emotional control. Santa Clara: Think Social Publishing.

Zeitlin, S. and Williamson, G.G. (1994) Coping in young children: Early intervention practices to enhance adaptive behaviour and resilience. Baltimore: Brookes.

LeGoff, B.D. et al. (2014) LEGO - Based therapy: How to build social competence through LEGO- Based Clubs for children with autism and related conditions. London: Jessica Kingsley.

Mate', G. (1999) Scattered Minds. London: Vermillion.

Nerenberg, J. (2021) Divergent Mind. New York: HarperOne.

Nigg, J. T. (2017) Getting Ahead of ADHD. London: The Guilford Press.

Kennedy, D. M. (2002) The ADHD Autism connection: A step toward more accurate diagnosis and effective treatment. Colorado: Waterbrook Press.

Brown, T. E. (2014) Smart but Stuck: Emotions in teens and adults with ADHD. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Orlov, M. (2010) The ADHD effect on Marriage: Understand and rebuild your relationship in six steps. Florida: Specialty Press. 

Maguire, C. (2019) Why will no one play with me?: The play better plan to help kids make friends and thrive. London: Vermilion. 

O' Toole, J. (2018) Autism in Heel: The untold story of a female life on the spectrum. New York: Skyhorse Publishing. 

 

Prince, D. (2022) Unmasking autism: the power of embracing our hidden neurodiversityLondon: Monoray. 

James, L. (2017) ODD GIRL OUT: an autistic woman in a neurotypical world. Croydon: Bluebird. 

Rothschild, B. (2000) The body remembers: the psychophysiology of trauma and trauma treatment. London: Norton.

Van der Kolk, B. (2014) The body keeps the score. London: Penguin Books. 

Burke Harris, N. (2018) Toxic childhood stress. Croydon: Bluebird. 

LINKS:

https://www.autism.org.uk

The National Autistic Society is the the UK’s leading charity for autistic people and their families providing advice and support.

https://www.chadd.org/

The CHADD Directory is a resource for finding professionals, products, or others providing services for families and individuals living with ADHD. The organization is composed of dedicated volunteers from around the country who play an integral part in the association’s success by providing support, education and encouragement to parents, educators and professionals on a grassroots level through CHADD chapters.

https://adhduk.co.uk/

ADHD UK was founded in 2020 with a mission to help those affected by ADHD. Their charity supports ADHD individuals by providing information on ADHD, self screening tools, useful resources regarding assessments and diagnosis, and offer support groups.

www.pdasociety.org.uk

This charity provides information, support and training for parents, carers, teachers and individuals with PDA.

https://www.ipsea.org.uk

Independent legally based advice, support and training to help get the right education for children and young people with special educational needs.

https://www.sossen.org.uk

The Independent Helpline for Special Education Needs - We offer a free, friendly, independent and confidential telephone helpline for parents and others looking for information and advice.

http://ace-ed.org.uk

For parents and carers ACE provides independent advice and information on state education in England

https://www.gov.uk/access-to-work

Access to Work can help you get or stay in work if you have a physical or mental health condition or disability.

Through Access to Work, you can apply for: a grant to help pay for practical support with your work, advice about managing your mental health at work, and money to pay for communication support at job interviews.

www.askjan.org

The Job Accommodation Network (JAN) is the leading source of free, expert, and confidential guidance on job accommodations and disability employment issues across the United States

www.byteme.com

Byte is an organization that shares great understanding on dental health in autistic children. They have recently published an educational guide around dental care for autistic children that you can find at:

www.byteme.com/community/resources/article/dental-care-children-with-autism-guide/

www.nursinglicensemap.com

Here you can find an useful guide on how nurses can support autistic children during medical visits:
https://nursinglicensemap.com/blog/how-nurses-can-support-children-with-autism-during-medical-visits/

www.myvisionpr.org

MyVision is a free digital resource led by expert ophthalmologists and optometrists to provide trusted information on eye health and vision.
They have created a resource guide for visually impaired students with information on assistive technologies, managing the public school system and how parents can help. You can find the guide at:

myvision.org/guides/resources-for-students-visual-impairment/
myvision.org/guides/internet-accessibility-guide/

 

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