Books on Sensory Processing Disorder


The Out-of-Sync Child: Recognizing and Coping with Sensory Processing Disorder, Revised Edition by Carol Kranowitz and Lucy Jane Miller

First written in 1998 and revised in 2006, this was one of the first books to recognize and discuss Sensory Processing Disorder. This book is complimented by an additional title, The Out-of-Sync Child Has Fun, Revised Edition: Activities for Kids with Sensory Processing Disorder.


Raising a Sensory Smart Child: The Definitive Handbook for Helping Your Child with SensoryProcessing Issues by Lindsey Biel, M.A., OTR/L and Nancy Peske

This book is a wonderful resource for anyone who has a family member or student with Sensory Processing Disorder. Raising a Sensory Smart Child is full of practical tips for handling sensory needs in a variety of situations and settings, including the doctor’s office, shopping trips, car rides, birthday parties and at home. There are special tips geared toward teenagers and adults. The authors outline information on discipline techniques, advocacy, nutrition, sleep, speech skills and picky eating. Part Five includes recommended products and resources, including the authors’ 50 favorite toys.


This is Gabriel Making Sense of School: A Book About Sensory Processing Disorder by Hartley Steiner

This short and simple book gets rave reviews for its ability to explain Sensory Processing Disorder in a way that children and adults can both understand. Teachers, parents and therapists recommend this book for helping your child and other family members understand what a child with Sensory Processing Disorder experiences.


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