These resources all cover working with Developmental Trauma, Attachment, and Building Relationships, and may be of interest. Here are some books:
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
Here are some online resources:
In Brief: The Impact of Early Adversity on Children’s Development. This is a very readable overview, with picture and an accompanying video. Click here to access this.
The Beacon House website – a fantastic collection of brilliant resources, information and advice for children, families and schools. Click here to access it.
The Beacon House video on Window Of Tolerance 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. I think this resource on Polyvagal theory that manages to have both the essence of it but put it in a simple form is really useful. Click here to access it.
Here are some resources to do with Child Development that I think are useful. Firstly here are 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
Here are some online resources:
There are some great websites developed by Children’s OTs, outlining ages and stages of development and with lots of useful links and ideas. I find these two especially useful- click here to access the “mama OT” website and click here to access the “CanDoKiddo” website.
The First 1001 Days Movement website has some really 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 some books for younger children which are a combination of a great story and also have lots of animals in them – perfect for all that crawling, commando crawling and bear walking!
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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