These resources cover working with Developmental Trauma, Attachment, and Building Relationships, and may be of interest.
Booth, P (2009) Theraplay: Helping Parents and Children Build Better Relationships through Attachment Based Play. Jossey-Bass
Gerhard, S (20014) Why Love Matters: How Affection Shapes a Baby’s Brain
Golding, K and Hughes, D (2012) Creating Loving Attachments: Parenting with PACE to Nurture Confidence and Security in the Troubled Child. Jessica Kingsley Publishers, London and Philadelphia
Guerney, L. and Ryan, V (2013) Group Filial Therapy: The Complete Guide to Teaching Parents to Play Therapeutically with their Children. Jessica Kingsley Publications
Hughes, D. and Baylin, J (2012) Brain – Based Parenting: The Science of Caregiving for Healthy Attachment. New York, NY: W.W. Norton & Co
Hughes, D.A., Golding, K.S., Hudson, J (2019) Healing Relational Trauma with Attachment Focused Interventions. WW Norton, NY and London
Perry, B (2006) The Boy Who Was Raised as a Dog. Basic Books
In Brief: The Impact of Early Adversity on Children’s Development. This is a digestible overview, with pictures and an accompanying video. Click here to access this.
The Beacon House website – a collection of resources, information and advice for children, families and schools surrounding therapy. Click here to access it. A video about the ‘Window of Tolerance’ from Beacon House can be found here.
The Child Trauma Academy website, which has lots of good resources. Click here to access it. They also have other resources, including videos, such as The Human Brain videocast by Bruce Perry (2013) as part of their Seven Slide series. Click here to watch it.
Ruby Jo Walker has some excellent resources on her website. She explores the Polyvagal theory, explaining in simple terms. Click here to access it.
Here are some resources focused on Child Development that are useful. First, some books:
Murray, L. and Andrews, L. (2000) The Social Baby. CP Publishing, Richmond, Surrey, UK
Music, G (2011) Nurturing Natures: Attachment and Children’s Emotional, Sociocultural and Brain Development. Psychology Press
Sharma, A. and Cockerill, H(2014) Mary Sheridan’s from Birth to Five Years: Children’s Developmental Progress. Routledge
Tredgett, S (2015) Learning through Movement in the Early Years, Critical Publishing
There are some great websites developed by Children’s Occupational Therapists, outlining ages and stages of development with useful links and ideas. Click here to access the Mama OT website and click here to access the CanDoKiddo website.
The First 1001 Days Movement website has some good resources about early development. Click here to access it.
Training in sensory integration therapy is open to Occupational Therapists and Physiotherapists. More information is available on the sensory integration website – www.sensoryintegration.org.uk. Most books about sensory integration describe sensory processing disorders and their treatment. If you are interested in finding out more about this, these books are popular and provide an introduction to the subject.
Ayres, Jean A (2005) Sensory Integration and The Child :25th Anniversary Edition: Western Psychological Services
Bhrethnach, E and Bhrethnach, S (2011) The Scared Gang. Alder Tree Press
Kocsinski, C (2017) Sensorimotor Interventions. Arlington, TX; Future Horizon Incorporated
Lane, S.J. and Schaaf, R.C. (2010) Examining the Neuroscience Evidence for Sensory-Driven Neuroplasticity: Implications for Sensory-Based Occupational Therapy for Children and Adolescents. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 64, 375-390. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2010.09069
These are books for younger children which possess a combination of story and animal pictures – a good start for climatising children to the ideas of different forms of crawling:
Campbell, R (2010) Dear Zoo, MacMillan Publications
Carle, E (1994) The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Puffin Books
Donaldson, J (2017) The Gruffalo, MacMillan Publications
Donaldson, J (2018) The Snail and The Whale, MacMillan Publications
Donaldson, J (2017) A Squash and a Squeeze, MacMillan Publications
Rose, M (2015) We’re going on a Bear Hunt, Walker Books
Voake, C (2008) Ginger Walker Books
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