Here are our recommended paper, electronic, and talking books to help navigate various topics related to our services and advocacy. See our blog as well for references.

Books That Guide Creative’s Philosophy and Practice

The Brain That Changes Itself
  • Gain a profound perspective on our brains, human nature, and human potential
  • Neuroplasticity is the new paradigm of the human brain
  • Meet the people transformed through the understanding of neuroplasticity
    • A woman born with half a brain that rewired itself to work as a whole
    • Blind people who learn to see
    • Stroke patients learning to speak
    • Children with cerebral palsy now moving gracefully
  • Witness learning disorders cured, IQs raised, aging brains rejuvenated, depression and anxiety disorders successfully treated, and lifelong character traits changed
  • Norman Doidge, MD, probes the mysteries of the body, emotion, love, sex, culture, and education
The Brain’s Way of Healing
  • Witness neuroplastic healing at work
  • See natural, noninvasive avenues into the brain through light, sound, vibration, and movement
  • Awaken the brain’s own healing capacities without unpleasant side effects
  • Doidge shows:
    • Alleviation of chronic pain
    • Recovery from debilitating strokes, brain injuries, and learning disorders
    • Overcoming attention deficit and learning disorders
    • Relief from symptoms of autism, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, and cerebral palsy
    • Vast reduction of the risk of dementia,
  • Dispel the misbelief that the brain’s complexity prevented recovery from damage or disease
  • The brain’s very sophistication is the source of a unique kind of healing

Top Sensory Education Books

Raising a Sensory Smart Child
  • How the senses actually work and integrate with each other.
  • “Sensory diet” activities that meet your child’s needs—including new tips and ideas for kids, teens, adults and families.
  • Practical solutions for daily challenges—from brushing teeth to getting dressed to picky eating to family gatherings.
  • Using “sensory smarts” to help children with developmental delays, learning, and attention problems.
Our Greatest Allies
  • Respecting the “whole child.”
  • Harnessing a child’s developmental potential.
  • Social-emotional growth.
  • Developmental, individual.
  • Differences, relationship.
  • (DIR) model.
  • Sensory processing.
  • Bull’s-eye intervention.
My Sensory Book

This book provides clear descriptions and specific information about sensory systems and illustrates the link that exists between sensory input and emotions. This interactive workbook is useful in helping children and adults establish and understand the triggers for their strong emotions and use interventions that may help them cope more effectively with the world around them.

No Longer A Secret

This book helps teach cost effective, functional, on the spot tips to use for children with sensory issues at home, at school or in a community setting. Any parent, teacher or therapist can use this book and help a child with sensory or motor issues!

Sensory Integration And The Child

This volume explains sensory integrative dysfunction, how to recognize it, and what to do about it. Helpful tips, checklists, question-and-answer sections, and parent resources make the new edition more informative and useful.

Sensational Kids

This book includes the latest research on SPD’s relationship to autism, as well as new treatment options and coping strategies for parents, teachers, and others who care for kids with SPD. Other topics include:

  • The signs and symptoms of SPD.
  • Its four major sub-types.
  • How the disorder is diagnosed and treated.
  • Sensory strategies to help SPD kids develop, learn, and succeed in school and in life.

Top Parent Education Books

The Challenging Child

Most children fall into five basic personality types that stem from inborn physical characteristics: the sensitive child, the self-absorbed child, the defiant child, the inattentive child, and the active/aggressive child. Stanley Greenspan, M.D. identifies and vividly describes these five universal temperaments and then, with great empathy, shows parents how each of these children actually experiences the world an how to use daily child rearing to enhance an individual child’s strengths and talents.

Parenting with Love & Logic

This parent education book shows you how to raise self-confident, motivated children who are ready for the real world. Learn how to parent effectively while teaching your children responsibility and growing their character. Establish healthy control through easy-to-implement steps without anger, threats, nagging, or power struggles.

Balanced and Barefoot

A pediatric occupational therapist and founder of TimberNook show how outdoor play and unstructured freedom of movement are vital for children’s cognitive development and growth. It offers tons of fun, engaging ways to help ensure that kids grow into healthy, balanced, and resilient adults.

Parents’ Complete Special Education Guide

Step-by-step, it explains each phase of the child’s educational development, from early childhood intervention and procedures for school-aged children, through how to work with the special education process, placement, individual education plans, and practical education law.

From Emotions to Advocacy

You will learn your child’s disability and educational needs, how to create a simple methods for organizing your child’s file and devising a master plan for your child’s special education. You will understand parent-school conflict, how to create paper trails, and effective letter writing.

Helicopters, Drill Sergeants & Consultants

Learn stress-free techniques to help you become a “consultant” parent.

  • It’s how you say things to kids that affect what they choose to hear from you.
  • It’s okay for kids to make mistakes.
  • The importance of giving children choices.
  • Simple steps to help kids want to be responsible.