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The Sound Learning Centre and its treatments has been mentioned in several publications including the following:
- ‘It changes people lives’ – Sound Learning Centre founders in Palmers Green still passionate after 20 years‘ an article published in the Enfield Independent Tuesday 17th June 2014 recording the 20th anniversary of The Sound Learning Centre.
- ‘Pioneering help can benefit whole family‘ an article published in the Isle of Man Examiner 18 May 2014
- The Indian Website, Way4Indians, published the article ‘How Sound and Light Therapy Can Change Lives‘ following an interview with Pauline Allen, by Shiny Frank.
- A Happy Life for Gaia. How sensory integration can change lives at The Sound Learning Centre. Published in Winter 2013/14 Issue 47 edition of In Touch the Journal Of The Bowen Therapy Professional Association (BTPA)
- Sound and light therapy: Realigning a person’s experience of the world. Published in Caduceus Journal, issue 77, 2009, and reproduced here with kind permission. For information about Caduceus see http://www.caduceus.info
- Call for Isle of Man to adopt pioneering autism treatment. Published on Monday 30 March 2009
- Sound Therapies: Universal Panacea or Placebo? Originally published in Positive Health magazine issue 59 – December 2000 This article highlights the many improvements in terms of a wide range of physical, emotional and learning difficulties that can be achieved through sound therapy.
Our newsletter contains news and information on the Sound Learning Centre and its treatments.
Our work receives frequent coverage in the media and includes transmissions by the BBC, ITV, Sky News and Discovery Channel. Please contact us if you wish further information.
Parent and child support organisations
The Children’s Trust
Tadworth Court Tadworth Surrey, KT20 5RU Tel: 01737 365 000 Fax: 01737 365 001 email: firstname.lastname@example.org web: www.thechildrenstrust.org.uk Respite breaks: Residential short breaks and short breaks in the family home
NCH, the children’s charity
85 Highbury Park London N5 1UD Tel: 0845 762 6579 (calls charged at local rate, open 9am-5pm, Monday to Friday) Web: www.nch.org.uk
The National Autistic Society
Potential Plus UK
(Previously National Association for Gifted Children)
Suite 1.2, Challenge House Sherwood Drive Bletchley Milton Keynes Buckinghamshire, MK3 6DP Tel: 01908 646433 Email: email@example.com Web: www.potentialplusuk.org/
IPSEA Independent Parental Special Education Advice
Defending children’s right to special education provision 6 Carlow Mews Woodbridge Suffolk IP12 1EA United Kingdom England and Wales (free phone) Tel: General Advice Line: 0800 018 4016 Tribunal Help Line : 0845 602 9579 Mon to Thu 10am – 4pm and 7pm – 9pm Fri 10am – 1pm and 7pm – 9pm (during school holidays times are reduced) Web: IPSEA Independent Parental Special Education Advice One of the most important things that you can refer to is a copy of the “Special Educational Needs Code of Practice”. This is easy to read and contains law as well as guidance on how and when a child will need additional support. It can be downloaded here;or you can call DCSF Publications on 0845 60222 60 quoting reference DFES 581/ 2001 and they will send you a free copy.
The Counselling Directory
The Counselling Directory is a confidential service that brings together the information required to help individuals find a qualified counsellor or psychotherapist in their local area and encourages those in distress to seek help. The searchable on-line directory contains information on many different types of distress, as well as articles, news, and events.
Sources of research and information
More information on Auditory Integration Training (AIT) can be found on Dr. Guy Bérard’s personal website. Web: www.drguyberard.com
University of Sunderland
Autism Research Unit School of Health, Natural & Social Sciences University of Sunderland Sunderland, SR1 3SD Tel: 0191 510 8922 Fax: 0191 567 0420 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Web: http://osiris.sunderland.ac.uk/autism/
Exploring the science and treatment of ADHD, Autism and Dyslexia Web: www.myomancy.com
The Autism Research Institute – U.S.A.
The Autism Research Institute – U.S.A. has much useful information and includes a paper summarising a number of research studies entitled Efficacy of Auditory Integration Training. A further article Revisiting auditory integration training—new research provides some updated commentary about some of the early research. An alphabetical subject list for the Autism Research Review International 1987 to 2006, Volumes 1 to 20 is also available.
Diagnostic laboratories and medical facilities – UK
Breakspear Medical Group
Diagnostic laboratories and medical facilities – U.S.A.
63 Zillicoa Street Asheville NC 28801 Tel: +1-800-522-4762 (Mon-Fri, 8am – 6:30pm EST) Fax: +1-828-252-9303 Web: www.gdx.net
The Great Plains Laboratory
Professional and special interest organisations
The Developmental Practitioners Association (DPA)
PO Box 4567 Henley on Thames Oxon, RG9 6XZ Tel: 07984 269 066 Web: www.brainshift.co.uk
Recommended reading list
Auditory Integration Training (AIT):
Hearing Equals Behavior Updated and Expanded, by Dr. Guy Bérard, MD, and Sally Brockett, MS. Now also available in an e-book edition Overcoming Autism: Finding the Answers, Strategies, and Hope That Can Transform a Child’s Life, by Lynn Kern Koegel and Claire Scovell LaZebnik (Paperback – 25 Jan 2005) Audition égale comportement,(Original French edition 1982) Dr Guy Bérard, ISBN: 2 7160 0097 2.
The Sound of a Miracle, Georgiana’s story
Dancing in the Rain, 22 USA cases studies
The Ultimate Treasure Hunt
(2000), Georgiana Thomas.
The Story Painters
About Dr. Guy Bérard’s Work. (Video)
About Light treatment:
Light Years Ahead: The Illustrated Guide to Full Spectrum and Colored Light in Mindbody Healing
Light: Medicine of the Future
About Neuro-Developmental Difficulties:
Reflexes, Learning and Behavior
Well Balanced Child, Movement and early learning
Sensory Integration and The Child
About Instrumental Enrichment and Professor Feuerstein’s work:
Instrumental Enrichment: Intervention Programme for Cognitive Modifiability (1980), R Feuerstein, Y Rand, M Hoffman, ISBN 0 673 24600 0. Don’t Accept ME as I am: Helping Retarded People to Excel(1988), R Feuerstein, Y Rand, J E Rynders, ISBN-10: 0306429640.
Changing Children’s Minds: Feuerstein’s Revolution In The Teaching Of Intelligence (1994)
About Educational Kinesiology (Brain Gym):
Personalized Whole Brain Integration
Brain Gym: Simple Activities For Whole Brain Learning
(1986), Paul & Gail Dennison.
Smart Moves: Why Learning Is Not All In Your Head
Dr Bevé Hornsby, ISBN: 0 356 211 04 5.
Spelling Made Easy
Sam series, Violet Brand, Brand Books
The Hyperactive Child
Belinda Barnes & Irene Colquhoun, ISBN: 0 7225 0883 2.
Nancy E. O’dell & Patricia A. Cook, ISBN: 0 89529 789 2.
The Ultimate Stranger, The Autistic Child
(1974), Carl H Delacato, ISBN: 0 87879 446 1.
(2000), Georgiana Thomas.
Well written article from the website : The Benefits of Employing Individuals with Autism