Selected Bibliography for Adults with Sensory Processing Disorder

(with thanks to Carol Neu-Frauman, MS, OTR, and SPD Foundation)

Aquilla, P. Sensory processing across the ages. S.I. Focus Magazine, Winter 2007.

Brown, C. Tollefson, N., Dunn, W., Cromwell, R., & Filion, D. (2001). The adult sensory profile: Measuring patterns of sensory processing. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 55, 75-82.

David, S. (1990). A case study of sensory affective disorder in adult psychiatry. AOTA Sensory Integration Special Interest Newsletter, 13(4), 1-4.

Gerard, A. The supermarket: An adult perspective on auditory processing disorder. S.I. Focus Magazine, Winter 2005, 6-7.

Gutman, S. A. & Szezepanski, M. (2005). Adults with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder: Implications for occupational therapy intervention. Occupational Therapy in Mental Health, 21(2), 13-37.

Heller, S. (2002). Too Loud, Too Bright, Too Fast, Too Tight: What to Do If You Are Sensory Defensive in an Overstimulating World. New York: HarperCollins.

Heller, S. A sensory haven while driving. S.I. Focus Magazine, Autumn 2004, 6-9.

Hickman, L. (1995). Two clinical stories of sensory integration. American Occupational Therapy Association Sensory Integration Special Interest Newsletter, 18(1), 1-3.

Kinnealey, M. & Fuiek, M. (1999). The relationships between sensory defensiveness, anxiety, depression and the perception of pain in adults. Occupational Therapy International, 6, 196-206.

Kinnealey, M., Oliver, B., & Wilbarger, P. (1999). ADULT-SI Adult Defensiveness, Understanding, Learning, Teaching: Sensory Interview. Manual. Unpublished. Philadelphia: Temple University.

Kinnealey, M., Oliver, B., & Wilbarger, P. (1995). A phenomenological study of sensory defensiveness in adults. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 49, 444-551.

Kinnealey, M., & Smith, S. (2004). A review of research on sensory modulation disorder in adults. S.I. Focus Magazine, Autumn 2004, 10-12.

Koomar, J., Szklut, S., Cermak, S., & Silver, D. (1998). Making Sense of Sensory Integration. Boulder, CO: Belle Curve Records. (Includes a checklist for adults to screen for sensory integration dysfunction.)

Kozloff, K. (2005). It's not just for kids: A Michigan day treatment program uses SI protocols with adult clients. Advance for Occupational Therapy Practitioners, March 21, 2005, 48-51.

May-Benson, T. (2009). Occupational therapy for adults with sensory processing disorder. OT Practice, June 15, 2009, 15-19.

Moore, K. M. & Henry, A. D. (2002). Treatment of adult psychiatric patients using the Wilbarger Protocol. Occupational Therapy in Mental Health, 18(1), 43-63.

Oliver, B. (1990). The social and emotional issues of adults with sensory defensiveness. AOTA Sensory Integration Special Interest Newsletter, 13(3), 1-3.

Pfeiffer, B. (2002). The impact of dysfunction in sensory integration on occupations in childhood through adulthood: A case study. American Occupational Therapy Association, Sensory Integration Special Interest Section Newsletter, 25(1), 1-2.

Pfeiffer, B., & Kinnealey, M. (2003). Treatment of sensory defensiveness in adults. Occupational Therapy International, 10, 3, 175-184.

Pohl, P., Dunn, W., & Brown, T. (2001). The role of sensory processing in the everyday lives of older adults. Occupational Therapy Journal of Research, 23, 3, 99-106.

Reisman, J., & Feeney, R. (1990). It doesn't have to hurt: Treating sensory integrative dysfunction in an occupational therapy student. AOTA Sensory Integration Special Interest Newsletter, 13(1), 1-3.

Reisman, J. & Gross, A. (1992). Psychophysiological measurement of treatment effects in an adult with sensory defensiveness. Canadian Journal of Occupational Therapy, 59, 5, 248-257.

Reisman, J. & Scott, N. (1991). Learning about Learning Disabilities. (Video includes interview with adult woman with learning disabilities and sensory integration dysfunction.) San Antonio, TX: Therapy Skill Builders. (800-228-0752)

Rieke, E. & Anderson, D. (2009). Adolescent/Adult Sensory Profile and Obsessive- Compulsive Disorder. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 63, 2, 138-145.

Travis, D. Five steps for dealing with SPD as an adult. S.I. Focus Magazine, Spring 2009.

Williams, M.S., & Shellenberger, S. (1992). Sensory-motor preference checklist (for adults). "How Does Your Engine Run?" The Alert Program for Self-Regulation. Albuquerque: TherapyWorks.

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