Resources

Press

The Sound Learning Centre and its treatments has been mentioned in several publications including the following:

Newsletters

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

Tree of Hope Charity

We are delighted to announce that The Sound Learning Centre is now an official supplier to the Tree of Hope Charity which enables parents to fundraise under the banner of a registered charity working under Charity Commission regulations to provide a safe and secure home for donations. This brilliant charity helps children who live in the UK or in the Republic of Ireland. We look forward to helping many more people together!

The Children’s Trust

Tadworth Court, Tadworth, Surrey, KT20 5RU Tel: 01737 365 000 Fax: 01737 365 001 email: enquiries@thechildrenstrust.org.ukweb: www.thechildrenstrust.org.uk Respite breaks: Residential short breaks and short breaks in the family home

Action for Children

Action for Children - previously known as the National Children’s Home - (NCH)
Support for families with disabled children, at home, on short breaks, and by campaigning for change.  
Expert advice on mental and emotional well-being through their Build Sound Minds site and Blues Programme for teenagers
Youth justice and intensive family support for young people involved in or at risk of crime.
Telephone for a chat on 0300 123 2112 (open 9.00am to 5.00pm, Monday to Friday).
Contact Form  Site Map

The National Autistic Society

393 City Road London EC1V 1NG Tel: 020 7833 2299 Fax: 020 7833 9666 E-mail: nas@nas.org.uk Web: www.autism.org.uk

Potential Plus UK

(Previously National Association for Gifted Children)

Very bright, high functioning children are often as much in need of extra help and stimulation as those with more challenging difficulties. Potential Plus UK may prove to be what you are looking for. Suite 1.2, Challenge House Sherwood Drive Bletchley Milton Keynes Buckinghamshire, MK3 6DP Tel: 01908 646433 Email: amazingchildren@potentialplusuk.org Web: www.potentialplusuk.org/

Treating Autism

Treating Autism is a charity run by parents of children with autism and adults with autism providing support and information to persons affected by ASD, their family members and professionals. Their website contains a wealth of useful information, autism research, practical advice from parents and professionals, and other resources. International House, 24 Holborn Viaduct, London, EC1A 2BN  Telephone: 01799 582030 (Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm) Web: https://treatingautism.org.uk/

IPSEA Independent Parental Special Education Advice

IPSEA offers free and independent legally based information, advice and support to help get the right education for children and young people with all kinds of special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).

IPSEA has a suite of free downloadable legal guides and resources available to parents and carers. These guides are complemented by a free Advice Line which provides legally based information and next step advice on any educational issue that is a result of a child's SEND. IPSEA’s Tribunal Helpline gives next step advice on appeals and disability discrimination claims to the SEND Tribunal and is also the gateway to their Tribunal Support Service where a referral can be made for more extensive casework support from a volunteer, including representation at the hearing. Their advice services are delivered by a national network of highly-trained volunteers, supervised and supported by IPSEA’s Legal Team members.

Manx Mencap

The Sound Learning Centre has provided a number of Outreach Programmes on the Isle of Man to groups of children and adults with a range of learning difficulties, since the summer of 2009. These have been generously sponsored by Manx Mencap. If you know someone who might benefit from our services in the future and who is living on the Isle of Man please ask them to contact The Sound Learning Centre in London for details of future Outreach Programmes and how we might be able to help. https://www.project21.im/charities/manx-mencap/

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 our Sound Therapy page and also Dr. Guy Bérard’s personal website. Web: www.drguyberard.com

ESPA Research

ESPA Research is committed to continuing the research previously carried out by the Autism Research Unit into autism spectrum and related conditions. It focuses on examining the effectiveness of a gluten and/or casein-free diet for people with autism spectrum conditions alongside the discovery of biological entities that may provide insight into any underlying metabolic conditions.  ESPA Research, The Robert Luff Laboratory, Unit 133i, North East Business & Innovation Centre (BIC), Sunderland Enterprise Park, Wearfield, Sunderland SR5 2TA  Telephone: 0191 549 9300 Web: http://www.espa-research.org.uk

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

Foresight Preconception

This site is now permanently closed but  The Fertility Network UK  provides free and impartial support, advice, information and understanding for anyone affected by fertility issues.

For For Hair Mineral Analysis previously provided by Foresight the following contacts may be useful:

Lucy Patterson - was the Lead Hair Mineral Analysis Practitioner for Foresight for a number of years before it's closure. Lucy is also a Nutritional Therapist. View the following website for Lucy's contact details: www.southvillenutrition.co.uk

Eli Sarre was also a hair mineral analysis practitioner for foresight and is a nutritional therapist. To contact Eli, go to: www.wildfare.co.uk

Breakspear Medical Group

Hertfordshire House Wood Lane Hemel Hempstead Hertfordshire, HP2 4FD Tel: 01442 261 333 Fax: 01442 266 388 Email: info@breakspearmedical.com Web: www.breakspearmedical.com

Diagnostic laboratories and medical facilities – U.S.A.

Genova Diagnostics

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

11813 West 77th Lenexa KS 66214 Tel: +1-913-341-8949 Fax: +1-913-341-6207 Email: gpl4u@aol.com Web: www.greatplainslaboratory.com

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

About Auditory Integration Training (AIT)

[ Hearing Equals Behavior: Updated and Expanded (Updated and Expanded) Berard, Guy ( Author ) ] { Paperback } 2011

by Dr. Guy Bérard, MD, and Sally Brockett, MS.

Paperback Edition  ASIN: B00IFOYYF0 

Hearing Equals Behavior: Updated and Expanded Kindle Edition

by Guy Berard (Author),‎ Sally Brockett (Author)

Hearing Equals Behaviour: Written by Guy Berard, 1995 Edition, Publisher: Keats Pub Inc [Paperback] Original English translation

Audition égale comportement

(Original French edition 1982) Dr Guy Bérard, 

ISBN: 2 7160 0097 2. 

Sound of a Miracle: The Inspiring True Story of a Mother's Fight to Free Her Child from Autism

(1995), Annabel Stehli, ISBN: 0825305330.

Dancing in the Rain: Stories of Exceptional Progress by Parents of Children with Special Needs

(1995), Annabel Stehli, ISBN: 0 9644838 0 7.

The Utimate Treasure Hunt: Offering Hope to Children with Autism

(1995), Adair Renning, ISBN: 0964877309.

The Story Painters

About Dr. Guy Bérard’s Work. (Video)

Overcoming Autism: A child's triumph over autism

(2000), Georgiana Thomas. Kindle Edition

Overcoming Autism: Finding the Answers, Strategies, and Hope That Can Transform a Child's Life

Lynn Kern Koegel and Claire Scovell LaZebnik

(Paperback – Updated ed. edition (25 Mar. 2014) ISBN: 10: 0143126547

The Ultimate Stranger: Autistic Child

(1974), Carl H Delacato, ISBN: 0878794468.

About Light Therapy:

Light Therapies: A Complete Guide to the Healing Power of Light

by Anadi Martel (Author), Jacob Liberman (Foreword)

Light Therapies: A Complete Guide to the Healing Power of Light

by Anadi Martel (Author), Jacob Liberman (Foreword)

Kindle Edition 

French Edition of Light Therapies: A Complete Guide to the Healing Power of Light

Le pouvoir de la lumière : A l'aube d'une nouvelle médecine – 30 Sep 2016

by Anadi Martel (Author), Jacob Liberman (Preface)  

Light Years Ahead: The Illustrated Guide to Full Spectrum Amd Colored Light Mind-body Healing

(1996, ed. Brian Breiling, ISBN: 0 89087 762 9. 

Light: Medicine of the Future: How We Can Use It to Heal Ourselves NOW

(1991), Dr Jacob Liberman, ISBN: 1 879181 01 0.

Paperback 

Light: Medicine of the Future: How We Can Use It to Heal Ourselves NOW

Kindle Edition

Vibrational Medicine For The 21St Century: A Complete Guide to Energy Healing and Spiritual Transformation

Richard Gerber ISBN: 0749921188

The Healing Power Of Light: A Comprehensive Guide to the Healing and Transformational Powers of Light

(2000) Primrose Cooper ISBN:0749920696

About Neuro-Developmental Difficulties:

Reflexes, Learning and Behavior: A Window into the Child's Mind

A non-invasive approach to solving learning & behavior problems (2002), Sally Goddard, ISBN: 0 9615332 8 5.

Paperback 

Attention, Balance and Coordination: The A.B.C. of Learning Success

Kindle Edition

The Well Balanced Child: Movement and Early Learning (Early Years)

by Sally Goddard Blythe (Author) Paperback – 25 Nov 2005  ISBN-10: 1903458633 

 Sensory Integration and the Child

(1979/82), A Jean Ayres, ISBN-10: 0874241588.

About ADD and hyperactivity: 

Stopping ADD/ADHD and Learning Disabilities: A Unique and Proven Treatment Without Drugs for Eliminating ADD/ADHD and Learning Disabilities in Children and Adults

Paperback – 2 Apr 2018 

Nancy E. O’dell & Patricia A. Cook,  ISBN-10: 1987537017

(Previously published as ‘Stopping Hyperactivity’)

Stopping ADD/ADHD and Learning Disabilities: A Unique and Proven Treatment without Drugs for Eliminating ADD/ADHD and Learning Disabilities in Children and Adults

by Dr. Nancy E. O'Dell (Author),‎ Dr. Patricia A. Cook (Author) KINDLE Edition

The Hyperactive Child: What the Family Can Do

Belinda Barnes & Irene Colquhoun, ISBN: 0 7225 0883 2.

Stopping Hyper-Activity: A New Solution

25 May 2000

Nancy E. O’dell & Patricia A. Cook, ISBN: 0895297892.

Paperback

About Instrumental Enrichment and Professor Feuerstein’s work:

Instrumental Enrichment: Intervention Programme for Cognitive Modifiability

(1980), R Feuerstein, Y Rand, M Hoffman, ISBN 0839115091. 

Don't Accept Me as I am: Helping "Retarded" People to Excel Paperback ¨C August 31, 1988 R Feuerstein, Y Rand, J E Rynders, ISBN-10: 0306429640.

Changing Children's Minds: Feuerstein's Revolution in the Teaching of Intelligence

(2004) New Ed edition (1 Jun 1987) Howard Sharron, ISBN-10: 190480604X.

About Educational Kinesiology (Brain Gym):

Personalized Whole Brain Integration

(1985) Paul E. Dennison, Gail E. Hargrave, ISBN-10: 0942143078

Paperback

Brain Gym: Simple Activities for Whole Brain Learning by Paul E. Dennison, Gail E. Dennison (1992) Paperback

ASIN: B00M0DCC8I

Smart Moves: Why Learning Is Not All in Your Head

(1995) 2nd edition (1 July 2005), Carla Hannaford, ISBN-10: 0915556375.

Smart Moves: Why Learning Is Not All In Your Head, Second Edition

Kindle Edition

Carla Hannaford

About Dyslexia:

Overcoming Dyslexia: A Straightforward Guide for Families and Teachers by Hornsby, Dr Beve 3rd (third) Revised Edition (1996)

by Hornsby, Dr Beve 3rd (third) Revised Edition (1996) ASIN: B00DO8K38Y

Spelling Made Easy

A series of multi sensory structured phonics books by, Violet Brand, Brand Books

Typical

Spelling Made Easy: Level 1 Textbook: Sam and the Tramp

ISBN: 1904421016


Blogs and other useful websites

The Benefits of Employing Individuals with Autism
A well written article about how those with autistic spectrum difficulties are the often a good fit for many occupations. From the website https://incluzy.com/

Weighted Blankets: Have you wondered how or why the use of weighted blankets may help various conditions? Then visit https://www.weightedblanketguides.com/ to read a number of informative and well written articles about the Benefits and Guides on choosing, making and washing weighted blankets, for instance Autism and ADHD | Signs, Treatments and Therapies.

A Helpful Online Safety Guide for People With Autism Spectrum Disorders
This detailed guide from https://www.wizcase.com/ is informative, comprehensive and applicable not just for those with autism but for most Internet users. It may open your eyes to risks you never previously considered.

Myomancy blog site exploring the science and treatment of ADHD, Autism and Dyslexia Web: www.myomancy.com
Brainduck an old, well written blog site by a psychology geek at York University with some informative articles and interesting links. https://brainduck.wordpress.com

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