Recommended Reading & Links

If you would like to know more about what undermines learning and life performance, then these books are the best place to start

The Brain’s Way of Healing

Author: Norman Doidge, M.D.

This amazing book outlines the discoveries of the brain’s own unique way of healing. It covers how you can better manage pain, learn to see, walk off your Parkinson’s and re-wire your brain with light.

But best of all in chapter 8, the bridge of sound outlines the special connection between music and the brain that I use in my practice.

Available here:
The Brain’s Way of Healing: Stories of Remarkable Recoveries and Discoveries

When listening comes alive

Author: Paul Madaule

If you want to understand the importance of listening & the benefits of listening therapy, Paul Madaule elegantly shares his personal and professional journey in When Listening Comes Alive. This is the easiest way to start because it is so well written and so convincing.

Paul shows us how to re-awaken our listening skills to improve communication, creativity, and learning allowing a fuller and more energetic life.

Available here
When Listening Comes Alive

Optimum nutrition for your child

Author: Patrick Holford & Deborah colson

Patrick Holford outlines the connection between nutrition and all aspects of health in his best-selling book The optimum nutrition bible. Here, he reveals how crucial optimum nutrition is for children’s general health and development, as well as their behaviour and IQ. He explains why certain foods are so beneficial and why others are damaging, and enables you to identify common problems in children which can be improved or solved with the right foods and supplements. With invaluable advice on getting children to eat healthy food, food plans and practical tips, this book is the definitive guide for parents.

Available here:
Optimum Nutrition for Your Child: How to Boost Your Child’s Health, Behaviour and IQ

Sensational Kids: Hope and Help for Children with Sensory Processing Disorder

Author: Lucy Jane Miller, PhD, OTR

Eminent researcher and practitioner Lucy Miller comprehensively and passionately explains to parents, teacher and caregivers how to recognise the signs and symptoms of children with a sensory processing disorder. Lucy explains how we process sensory information and how deficits can undermine learning & behaviour. Shealso explains why it is so beneficial to integrate auditory with movement & visual stimulation in programs for those with learning and performance deficits. 

Available here:
Sensational Kids: Hope and Help for Children with Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD)

The Brain that Changes Itself

Author: Norman Doidge, M.D.

The discovery of neuroplasticity, that our thoughts can change the structure and function of our brains, even into old age, is the most important breakthrough in our understanding of the brain in four hundred years.

Dr. Norman Doidge introduces principles we can all use to overcome a number of brain limitations and explores the profound brain implications of the changing brain in an immensely moving book that will permanently alter the way we look at human possibility and human nature.

Available here:
The Brain That Changes Itself: Stories of Personal Triumph from the Frontiers of Brain Science

Sensory Integration and the Child

Author: A. Jean Ayres

This much improved revised edition of this book is helpful for anyone wondering if a child has sensory integration issue warranting treatment.

This book outlines the symptoms to look out for and tells you how you can help your child.

Available  here:
Sensory Integration and the Child

Healing the New Childhood Epidemics

Author: Norman Doidge, M.D.

Some children have a failure in the gut which must be corrected before performance can be normalised. Accessible guide to biomedical treatments to rescue these children

Available from the MINDD foundation,

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Healing the New Childhood Epidemics: Autism, ADHD, Asthma, and Allergies: The Groundbreaking Program for the 4-A Disorders