Websites

Products and Materials:

Cognitive Connections offers some great resources for helping students develop executive function skills. I’m a huge fan of their planner for older students and their Wonder Time Clock for young kids.

Handwriting Without Tears offers a variety of multi sensory educational products and materials to teach handwriting to pre-K through 5th grade students. 

Learning Works for Kids Through analyzing your child’s unique cognitive abilities, this site determines which technologies and online games and apps are most effective for your child’s needs and keeps parents informed of how to make the most of these technologies.

LockerWorks is an ultimate locker organizer that fits in almost any type of locker to make the most of locker space and help your child stay organized.

Loopeez is a tool to help your child learn how to tie their own shoe laces by holding the “loops” in place for them so they can learn the tying motions.

My Power Clock is an easy to set alarm clock that is perfect for tracking time.

Pocket Full of Therapy provides unique materials for providing effective, appropriate, motivating, and fun pediatric learning and therapy for the class room, at home, or even as gift ideas.

Quizlet is an online study tool that helps students study a multitude of topics for free. 

Sensory Resources  provides information and resources on sensory-related topics and issues.

Social Thinking This site provides tools for developing Social Thinking skills. Social Thinking has to do with thinking about other people as we interact with them. How we think about others affects how we behave toward them, which then affects how others respond to us. Other’s responses then affect our emotions.

Southpaw Enterprises develops sensory integration and neurodevelopmental products for therapeutic professionals, teachers, and families with special needs children to address sensory needs.

Storybird is an excellent resource for creating visual stories for people of any age or artistic ability and for writing stories to go along with images.

StoryLine Online provides recordings of well-known actors reading storybooks for children so that they can have a story read to them at the click of a button.

The Alert Program, also know as “How Does Your Engine Run?” offers a practical approach to support self-regulation strategies for children of all ages. Through this program, children learn strategies to change or maintain their level of alertness in a variety of settings.

Therapro offers a range of innovative products for occupational therapists, speech therapists, physical therapists, educators, and parents. 

Therapy Shoppe provides innovative sensory products, educational toys, and occupational therapy tools for learning, play, self-regulation, sensory integration, handwriting, motor skills development, fidgeting, and more.

Time Timer This tool creates a visual sense of time to help children improve focus during tasks.

Word Lock is a padlock that uses letters instead of numbers to help students easily remember a letter combination that creates a word, rather than trying to remember a number combination.

Your Therapy Source Find books and activities for occupational and physical therapists, special education, teachers, and parents in both print and electronic format for sensory and motor activities.

 

Resources for Specific Diagnosis:

ADHD:

Attention Deficit Disorder Resources  

Attention Deficit Disorder Association  

Children and Adults with AttentionDeficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

 

APRAXIA:

Apraxia Kids-The Childhood Apraxia of Speech Association

 

AUTISM:

Autism Now   

My Autism Team  

Autism Society of Colorado  

 

CEREBRAL PALSY:

United Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral Palsy Guide

CerebralPalsy.org

 

DYSGRAPHIA:

Dysgraphia Fact Sheet  

Dysgraphia: What it is and what it isn’t  

Tech Support for Students with Dysgraphia

 

DYSLEXIA:

Dyslexia Resource Group

The International Dyslexia Association

Read Write Think

Western Institute for Neurodevelopmental Studies and Interventions

Word Central  

Yale Center for Dyslexia 

 

LEARNING DISABILITIES:

Learning Disabilities Association of America  

LD OnLine  

National Center for Learning Disabilities  

Non-Verbal Learning Disorder  

 

SENSORY PROCESSING:

The Out-of-Sync Child  

Sensory Integration Education and Research Foundation

 

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