Recommended Books

Autism & Special Needs
Engaging Autism: The Floortime Approach to Helping ChildrenRelate, Communicate and Think
By Stanley I. Greenspan, M.D. and Serena Wieder, Ph.D. (2006), Perseus Books.
The Child with Special Needs: Encouraging Intellectual and Emotional Growth.
By Stanley Greenspan, M.D. and Serena Wieder, Ph.D. (1997), Perseus Books

Mind Builders Books
by Sibylle Janert

You Won't Want to Miss These

Now ISee the Moon: a mother, a son, a miracle. By Elaine Hall, 2010

NurturingChildren and Families. Building on the Legacy of T. Berry Brazelton. By Barry M. Lester (editor) and Joshua D. Sparrow (editor), 2010

TheLearning Tree. Overcoming Learning Disabilities from the Ground Up. By Stanley I. Greenspan, & Nancy Thorndike Greenspan, 2010

ComprehensiveAssessment and Intervention using the DIR/Floortime Model. By Sherri Cawn, MA, CCC-SLP. Published by ASHA, 2011.

Autistic-Like:Graham's Story   A Film By Erik Linhorst

AutismSolutions: How To Create a Healthy and Meaningful Life for your Child By Ricki Robinson, M.D., MPH, 2010

Regulatory Sensory Processing

Managementof Motor Disorders of Children with Cerebral Palsy; Edited by David Scrutton; 1984 Spastics International Medical Publication (Lavenham Press Ltd, Lavenham, Suffolk)

OnIntelligence by Jeff Hawkins with Sandra Blakeslee; An Owl Book, Henry Holt and Company, New York; 2004

OccupationalTherapy for Children; Edited by Jane Case Smith OTR/L, FAOTA; Mosby, A Harcourt Health Science Company, St Lois, London, Philidelphia, Sydney, Toronto; 2001

TheMind and the Brain: Neuroplasticity and  the Power of Mental Force; Jeffrey Schwartz,  MD and Sharon Begley; Harper Collins Publications, New York; 2002

SensoryIntegration: Theory and Practice by Anita C. Bundy, Shelly J. Lane , Anne G. Fisher, Elizabeth A. Murray, F. A. Davis Company;
2 Sub edition, Colorado: May 2002

Componentsof Normal Movement During the First Year of Life and Abnormal Motor Movement;  Lois Bly – NDT Association Publications 1983

Developmental Dyspraxia andAdult Onset Apraxia; A Jean Ayres, OTR, PhD; Sensory Integration International, Torrance, CA.1985

Sensory Integration and theChild, 25th Anniversary Edition; A Jean Ayres, PTR, PhD; Pediatric Therapy Network, Torrance, CA

Parenting &
Healthy Child Development
The Challenging Child: Understanding, Raising, and Enjoying the Five"Difficult" Types of Children. By Stanley Greenspan, M.D. with Jacqui Salmon. 1995. Perseus Books.

Touchpoints: Birth to 3 : Your Child's Emotional and Behavioral Development. By T. Berry Brazelton and Joshua D., M.D. Sparrow. DaCapo Press, 2006

Touchpoints3 to 6. By T. Berry Brazelton and Joshua D., M.D. Sparrow. Perseus Books Group, 2001

Discipline: The Brazelton Way. By T. Berry Brazelton and Joshua D., M.D. Sparrow. Perseus Books Group, 2003

Greenspan Social-Emotional Growth Chart

Human Development & Policy

TheIrreducible Needs of Children: What Every Child Must Have to Grow, Learn, andFlourish. Stanley I. Greenspan, M.D. and T.B. Brazelton, M.D. 2000. Perseus Books.

TheNeurobehavioral and Social-Emotional Development of Infants and Children by Ed Tronick, 2007, W. W. Norton

TheFour-Thirds Solution: Solving the Child-Care Crisis in America Today. By Stanley Greenspan, M.D. with Jacqueline Salmon. 2001. Perseus Books

Attachmentand Bonding: A New Synthesis by Carter, C.S. et al (2003) Cambridge Mass. The MIT Press

TheDancing Dialogue: Using The Communicative Power Of Movement With Young Children by Suzi Tortora, S. (2006) The dancing dialogue, Baltimore: Paul H. Brookes.

TheGrowth of the Mind and the Endangered Origins of Intelligence. By Stanley Greenspan, M.D. with Beryl  Benderly. 1997. Perseus Books

FromNeurons to Neighborhoods: The Science of Early Childhood Development By National Research Council and the Institute o Medicine (2000) National Academies Press

by Jerome Kagan Norbert Herschkowitz, 2005, Erlbaum Press

Infantsin Multirisk Families: Case Studies in Preventive Intervention (Clinical Infant Reports). Series of the National Center for Clinical Infant Programs. By Stanley Greenspan, M.D. (Editor), with Serena Wieder, Ph.D., Alicia Lieberman, Ph.D., Robert Nover, M.D., Reginald Lourie, M.D., and Mary Robinson, M.Ed. 1987. International Universities Press. 800-835-3487

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Mental Health
Infantand Early Childhood Mental Health. By Stanley I. Greenspan, M.D. and Serena Wieder, Ph.D., 2006. American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc.
TheClinical Interview of the Child. Third edition, with Nancy Thorndike Greenspan, 2003. American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc.

MentalHealth in Early Intervention: Achieving Unity in Principles And Practice  Edited by Gilbert M. Foley and Jane D. Ed. d. Hochman, 2006, Brookes Publishing Company.

DevelopmentallyBased Psychotherapy. 1997. International Universities Press.

FraibergS. Ghosts in the Nursery: A Psychoanalytic Approach to the Problems of ImpairedInfant-Mother Relationships. In Emde R, Fraiberg L (Eds), Ohio State University Press (April 1, 1987)


Visualizingand Verbalizing for Language Comprehension and Thinking: For LanguageComprehension and Thinking by Nanci Bel Nancibell Inc; Revised edition , June 1991

ThinkingGoes to School: Piaget's Theory in Practice by Hans G. Furth and Harry Wachs, Oxford University Press, USA New Ed edition, 1975

TheUltimate Training Workshop Handbook: A Comprehensive Guide to LeadingSuccessful Workshops and Training Programs by Bruce Klatt, 1999, McGraw-Hill.

You'reGoing to Love This Kid!: Teaching Students With Autism in the InclusiveClassroom  by Paula Kluth, Brookes Publishing Company; March 2003

TheIncredible 5-Point Scale: Assisting Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders inUnderstanding Social Interactions and Controlling Their Emotional Responses by Mitzi Curtis, and Kari Dunn Buron,  Autism Asperger Publishing Co January 2004

A"5" Could Make Me Lose Control! An activity-based method forevaluating and supporting highly anxious students by Kari Dunn Buron,  Autism Asperger Publishing Company, January 2007