Audiobooks for Occupational Therapists
Audible Books for Occupational Therapists
Recently, I came across a few books on Amazon that are perfect for therapists looking for books to grow and learn in different aspects of occupational therapy. THese are audiobooks that can help OTs grow as a practitioner by staying on tap of hot topics. As therapists, we strive to advocate for our clients, educate parents, teachers, or others on the child’s tribe or team. These are audiobooks for occupational therapists that can help us grow as therapists!
Best of all, they are available as audiobooks for those of us looking for books to listen to while commuting, cooking, or working out!
Free Audio Books for Occupational Therapists
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Audible is a subset of Amazon and offers free books to members. While the membership does have a fee, there is a free 30 day trial, where books can be listened to anytime and anywhere.
There’s more: When you sign up for the free trial of Audible, you’ll get two free books. These can be downloaded and are yours to keep. In addition to the 2 Free audiobooks, you’ll also get 2 Free Audible Originals to get you started.
After your free trial ends, if you do choose to continue with the membership, you’ll get 1 audiobook and 2 Originals per month after trial. You can cancel anytime and keep all your audiobooks. You’ll also get 30% off the price of additional audiobook purchases.
So, after reading this, I had to check to see what books are available on Amazon’s Audible that would be interesting as an OT. How cool to grab a free audio book on a topic I wanted to learn more about!
Books for Occupational Therapists on Audible
Angela J. Hanscom, describes children of today who have more sedentary lifestyles and desperately need outdoor play in order to develop their sensory, motor, and executive functions. The book describes nature as the ultimate sensory experience, and helps you discover little things you can do anytime, anywhere to help your kids achieve the movement they need to be happy and healthy in mind, body, and spirit.
hat is sensory processing disorder, common behaviors of different types of SPD, differences between SPD and some other look-alike conditions like ADHD, OCD, ODD and anxiety disorder, tips on how to manage SPD at home, school, and community.
Overcoming Dyslexia– This book on dyslexia helps us to understand, identify, and overcome the reading problems that so many kids struggle with in schools. In this audio book, you’ll learn exactly what dyslexia is and how to identify dyslexia in preschoolers, schoolchildren, young adults, and adults. You’ll discover how to work productively with the teacher of a child with dyslexia or reading challenges. Included are exercises to help children use the parts of the brain that control reading, including a twenty-minute nightly home program to enhance reading. There are also ways to improve a child’s self-esteem and more. Click here to listen to a free sample from the book.
executive skills profile and shares effective steps to boost organizational skills, time management, emotional control, and nine other essential skills. This is a resource for parents and therapists who may be struggling with executive functioning skills or those working with teens or older clients.
research-based strategies for promoting teens’ independence by building their executive functioning skills in order to get organized, stay focused, and control impulses and emotions.
Bright Kids Who Can’t Keep Up: Help Your Child Overcome Slow Processing Speed and Succeed in a Fast-Paced World– This audiobook is geared toward those kids who struggle with processing speed in tasks like classwork, homework, caring for themselves, motor tasks, or following directions.
r. Robert Melillo of the Brain Balance Program gives therapists a background on what to tell parents or teachers who bring up the Brain balance Programs as an alternative to occupational therapy intervention.
describes 10 characteristics that help illuminate, not define, children with autism. The book describes and helps listeners understand the needs and the potential of every child with autism. It’s been said that “Every parent, teacher, social worker, therapist, and physician should have this succinct and informative audiobook in their back pocket”.
There are modifications for older kids to help children achieve success at home, in school, and in the community.
Temple Grandin teaches listeners the science of the autistic brain, and with it the history and sociology of autism.
build on their strengths to improve motivation in real life strategies.essential roadmap for parents, teachers, therapists, and anyone working with the child with autism. Another resource by Dr. Temple Grandin, psychologist and autism specialist Dr. Debra Moore share insight in helping kids
from conception through the first five years.The book shares development of motor skills, social and emotional behaviors, and mental functions such as attention, language, memory, reasoning, and intelligence. research neuroscientist describes how the baby’s brain is formed, and when each sense, skill, and cognitive ability is developed
latest research on this crucial stage of development. This is a great resource for the pediatric OT.
Dr. John Gottman shares strategies to teach their children self-awareness and self-control and to foster good emotional development. This audiobook is a resource for parents and those working with families with young children.
voted one of the top 20 parenting books out there. It’s a tool therapists can use to provide parents with the tips and tools they need based on research and practical strategies for raising spirited children. It’s a book for anyone who knows meltdowns, behavior, and spirited kids!