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The Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) Foundation has just released preliminary results documenting the effectiveness of the STAR treatment model for children with SPD. Significant improvement were reported in adaptive behavior and emotional functioning after intensive, short-term occupational therapy.

Read More: SPD Foundation Article - Value of Sensory Processing Disorder Treatment - 2014


Sensory Processing Disorder Foundation’s Dr. Lucy Jane Miller responds to a new follow-up groundbreaking study from UC San Francisco showing that children affected with Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) have decreased structural brain connections in specific sensory areas different than those in autism.

Read More: Groundbreaking UCSF Research Study on SPD - 2014


In a groundbreaking new study from UC San Francisco, researchers have found that children affected with SPD have quantifiable differences in brain structure, for the first time showing a biological basis for the disease that sets it apart from other neurodevelopmental disorders.

Read more: Breakthrough Study Reveals Biological Basis for Sensory Processing Disorder

Read more (academic article): Abnormal White Matter Microstructure in Children with Sensory Processing Disorders


Study Finds Sensory Integration Therapy Benefits Children with Autism

Read more: Study Finds Sensory Integration Therapy Benefits Children with Autism

Read More (academic article): An Intervention for Sensory Difficulties in Children with Autism: A Randomized Trial


Read more: Why social skills are key to learning


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Read more (academic article): Beyond the Pencil - Expanding the Occupational Therapists' Role in Helping Young Children to Develop Writing Skills


Read More (article): Nature is the Ultimate Sensory Experience - A Pediatric Occupational Therapist Makes the Case for Nature Therapy


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Recommended Books:

The Out-of-Sync Child: Recognizing and Coping with Sensory Processing Disorder, Second Edition

Author: Carol Stock Kranowitz, M.A.

Sensational Kids, Second Edition

Author: Lucy Jane Miller, PhD, OTR/L

Sensory Integration and the Child, 25th Anniversary Edition

Author: A. Jean Ayres, Ph.D.

Sensory Processing Challenges: Effective Clinical Work with Kids & Teens

Author: Lindsey Biel

Smart but Scattered

Author: Peg Dawson, EdD, and Richard Guare, PhD

The Kazdin Method for Parenting the Defiant Child

Author: Alan E. Kazdin, Ph.D.

The Explosive Child: A New Approach for Understanding and Parenting Easily Frustrated, Chronically Inflexible Children

Author: Dr. Ross W. Greene PhD

Executive Functions: What They Are, How They Work, and Why They Evolved

Author: Russell A. Barkley