Books and Websites

The following books and websites are offered for children of all ages with a range of behavioral presentations. Not all of these suggestions will apply to you or your child. After you meet with us, we will offer a more in-depth list of recommendations tailored specifically for you and your family.

Nonprofit Services

  • We are partnered with Excelsior Foundation for Family Wellness ( to offer low-cost groups and support to children and families.  

Behavior Management

  • 1-2-3 Magic: Effective Discipline for Children Ages 2-12 (Sixth Edition) by Thomas Phelan, PhD
  • 1-2-3 Magic for Kids: Helping Your Children Understand the New Rules – An Illustrated Guide for Families by Thomas Phelan, Ph.D. & Tracy M. Lewis, B.A.
  • 1-2-3 Magic Teen: Communicate, Connect, and Guide Your Teen To Adulthood, 4th Edition by Thomas Phelan, PhD
  • Barkley, R. (1998). Your Defiant Child: Eight Steps to Better Behavior
  • The Explosive Child by Ross W. Greene, Ph.D.
  • How to Talk so Kids Will Listen & Listen so Kids Will Talk by Adele Faber & Elaine Mazlish
  • The 5 Love Languages of Teenagers: The Secret to Loving Teens Effectively by Gary Chapman
  • The Manipulative Child: How to Regain Control and Raise Resilient, Resourceful, and Independent Kids by E.W. Swihart Jr., M.D. & Patrick Cotter, Ph.D.​
  • The Whole-Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child’s Developing Mind by Daniel J. Siegel & Tina Payne Bryson, Ph.D.
  • Discipline Without Shouting or Spanking: Practical Solutions to the Most Common Preschool Behavior Problems by Jerry Wyckoff, Ph.D. & Barbara C. Unell

Autism Spectrum Disorder

  • We have found the website to be an EXCELLENT resource for local parents of children with ASD.
  • For younger children, we love the book An Early Start for Your Child with Autism by Rogers, Dawson, & Vismara
  • Autism Speaks ( provides a wealth of resources, including several toolkits related to learning, safety, school inclusion, sleep, medication decisions, and behavioral concerns such as toilet training and preparing for a blood draw at the doctor’s office. These toolkits can be found at
  • Autism Awareness Centre ( provides articles, blogs, and lists of books and products to help learn about detecting and intervention with children with ASD.
  • An Early Start for Your Child with Autism by Sally J. Rogers, Ph.D., Geraldine Dawson, Ph.D. & Laurie A. Vismara, Ph.D.
  • The Loving Push: How Parents and Professionals Can Help Spectrum Kids Become Successful Adults by Temple Grandin, Ph.D. & Debra Moore, Ph.D.

Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

  • All About ADHD: A Family Resource for Helping Your Child Succeed with ADHD 3rd Edition, Dr. Thomas Phelan
  • Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD)
  • Barkley, R. (1995). Taking charge of ADHD: The complete, authoritative guide for parents. New York: Guilford Publications.
  • Brown, T. (2005). Attention Deficit Disorder: The unfocused mind in children and adults. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press.
  • Hallowell, E. M. & Ratey, J. J. (2005). Delivered from distraction. New York, NY: Ballantine Books.
  • Parenting with ADHD: 10 Lessons that Medicine Cannot Teach You by Vincent J. Monastra, Ph.D.
  • Cory Stories: A Kid’s Book About Living with ADHD by Jeanne Kraus; Illustrated by Whitney Martin
  • ADDitude Magazine:

Communication Development


Sensory Issues

  • For high-quality weighted products, we recommend
  • The Out-of-Sync Child: Recognizing and Coping with Sensory Processing Disorder, Revised Edition by Carol Kranowitz
  • Sensational Kids: Hope and Help for Children with Sensory Processing Disorder by Lucy Jane Miller
  • Raising a Sensory Smart Child by Lindsey Biel and Nancy Peske
  • Sensory University:
  • Soft Clothing:
  • The Eczema Company:
  • offers a variety of information about sensory issues

School Performance

  • The Complete IEP Guide: How to Advocate for Your Special Ed Child by Attorney Lawrence M. Siegel
  • GRIT For Kids: 16 Top Steps for Developing Grit, Passion, Willpower, and Perseverance in Kids for Self-Confidence and a Successful Life by Lee David Daniels

Pretend Play

  • refer to the tab labeled Play and Learn; the site offers specific games for developing skills in a variety of areas including Cognitive/Thinking,  Creativity/Imagination, and Self-Esteem
  • offers a list of play age expectations to help parents target their child’s skills. It also provides a list of appropriate toys for each age level.
  • includes links to brief articles that provide solutions and play examples for addressing common developmental issues.
  • Engaging Autism: Using the Floortime Approach to Help Children Relate, Communicate, and Think by Stanley Greenspan and Serena Wieder
  • The Child With Special Needs: Encouraging Intellectual and Emotional Growth by Stanley Greenspan, Serena Wieder, and Robin Simmons

Social Skills

  • Peer Play and the Autism Spectrum: The Art of Guiding Children’s Socialization and Imagination (2003) by Pamela J. Wolfberg and Adriana L. Schuler.
  • Social Stories: See The New Social Story Book, Illustrated Edition, 2010, by Carol Gray
  • Michelle Garcia-Winner provides information about students with social cognitive deficits.
  • Relationship Development Intervention with Young Children: Social and Emotional Development Activities for Asperger’s Syndrome, Autism, PDD and NLD by Steven Gutstein and Rachelle Sheely
  • Jarvis Clutch: Social Spy (2001) by Melvine Levine, Jarvis Clutch, and Ed Shems
  • You are a Social Detective: Explaining Social Thinking to Kids (2010) by Michelle Garcia Winner, Pamela Crooke, and Kelly Knopp

Toilet Training

  • Enuresis (bedwetting):


  • MedicAlert tags:
  • SafetyTAT:
  • The National Autism Association (NAA; provides the Big Red Safety Box, which provides resources to prevent wandering and elopement, including pamphlets, door/window alarms, visual prompts, and IDs.


  • PACER Center’s National Bullying Prevention Center has publications, handouts and letters for parents of children who have been bullied, some written specifically for how to target bullying prevention through an IEP or a 504 plan:

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