Recommended Books

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

Autism & Developmental Differences

Respecting Autism by Stanley Greenspan and Gil TippyThe Rebecca School DIR Casebook for Parents and Professionals 

The Boy Who Loved Windows: Opening the Heart and Mind of a Child Threatened with Autism. By Patricia Stacey (2004), DaCapo Press

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

Floortime Strategies to Promote Development in Children and Teens: A User's Guide to the DIR® Model by Andrea Davis, Michelle Harwell, and Lahela Isaacson

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

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

Comprehensive Assessment 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

Mind Builders Play Manual by Sibylle Janert Click here to view many more books by Sibyle Janert and MindBuilders

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

Regulatory Sensory Processing

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

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

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

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

Sensory Integration: 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

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

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

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

Parenting & Healthy Child Development

The Secure Child: Helping Our Children Feel Safe and Confident in a Changing World. 2002. 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

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 3 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

Playground Politics: The Emotional Development of your School-Aged Child. By Stanley Greenspan, M.D. with Jacqueline Salmon. 1993. Perseus Books.

Greenspan Social-Emotional Growth Chart

Human Development & Policy

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

The Secure Child: Helping Our Children Feel Safe and Confident in a Changing World. 2002. Perseus Books.

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

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

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

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

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

Young Mind In A Growing Brain by Jerome Kagan Norbert Herschkowitz, 2005, Erlbaum Press

Infants in 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

Mental Health

Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health. By Stanley I. Greenspan, M.D. and Serena Wieder, Ph.D., 2006. American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc.

Building Healthy Minds: The Six Experiences that Create Intelligence and EmotionalGrowth in Babies and Young Children. By Stanley Greenspan, M.D. with Nancy Breslau Lewis. 1999. Perseus Books.

The Clinical Interview of the Child. Third edition, with Nancy Thorndike Greenspan, 2003. American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc.

Behavioral Challenges in Children with Autism and Other Special Needs: The Developmental Approach by Diane Cullinane

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

Developmentally Based 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)


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

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

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

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

The Incredible 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

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