8 Great Books For Sensory Processing Issues in Autistic Individuals

8 Great Books For Sensory Processing Issues in Autistic Individuals

Erin Yilmaz
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8 Great Books For Sensory Processing Issues in Autistic Individuals is a list of our top picks of books that help children or adults identify and understand their sensory needs as well as tools and coping mechanisms they can use.  For more books for sensory issues in autism and sensory processing disorder, please visit our Sensory Processing Disorder category.
This interactive workbook is useful in helping children and adults establish and understand the triggers for their strong emotions and use interventions that may help them cope more effectively with the world around them.
This practical and well-researched tool is unique because it focuses on middle and high school students, whose sensory needs are often overlooked. For this age group, the author emphasizes the importance of fostering independence, self-advocacy and self-regulation as a way to for teens with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) to take ownership of their sensory needs as they transition into adulthood. 
Many people take it for granted, but one of the most important skills we have is being able to understand signals from our body. How you know if you’re hungry, thirsty, tired, etc. are key abilities to live a healthy life. Interoception: The Eighth Sensory System, gives professionals and parents a new way to teach these skills to individuals with ASD. She describes the clear link between interoception and many important skills such as self-awareness, self-regulation, problem-solving, intuition, and many more.
This expanded book explains how many ASD children relate to the world through their senses. Sensory Issues and High-Functioning Autism Spectrum and Related Disorders reviews sensory terminology and how the sensory systems impact behavior. 
Discovering whether someone is over- or under-responsive helps determine what sensory tools will best meet their sensory needs to help them feel more comfortable and confident. The good news is, with this interactive tool, children will now have help visualizing different areas of sensory processing, to help them understand that they are not alone and that they are able to find tools to help them throughout their days.
Arnie and His School Tools: Simple Sensory Solutions to Build Success is an illustrated children's book about an exuberant little boy who had difficulty paying attention in class and doing his school work until he is given the tools to accommodate his sensory needs.
Meet Izzy, a feisty first grader, whose behavior is often misunderstood as she tries to cope with sensory overload. This brightly illustrated book creates an environment that is accepting of students with sensory difficulties, including those on the autism spectrum. 
Jam-packed with creative theme-based group lessons, this book follows a developmental sequence with seven activities related to each theme. For maximum flexibility, suggestions for adaptation and modification for individual students are included, along with instructions for how to develop additional lessons. 



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