Parents With Purpose
Like Sound Through Water by Karen Foli
This book is the story of a mother’s journey through auditory processing disorder with her son. She details her emotional journey from the realization that something was wrong, her relationships with a variety of professionals, therapies and their results, and winning the battle. I have reviewed this book and you can read that review here: blog link
How the Brain Learns to Read by David A. Sousa
Written for educators, this book is a little heavy on the scientific research on the success of classroom methods. However, he does a great job of explaining the brain function of reading and how it progresses. If Mr. Sousa would change one word throughout his text, I could entirely agree with him. He states that a child can only learn to read as well as they speak. I entirely disagree with that notion. If he would change his statement to “A child can learn to read only as well as the UNDERSTAND”, then we would be completely on the same page.
Is Your Child’s Brain Starving? By Michael Lyons
Dr. Michael Lyon wrote Is Your Child's Brain Starving? to make nutritional changes as simple, easy and enjoyable as possible so anyone can experience a positive transformation. While all of the information in the book is based upon relevant science, technical detail has been kept to a minimum to make it easy to read and very practical.
The Oxygen Revolution by Dr. Paul Harch
Dr. Harch is the pre-eminent authority on hyperbaric oxygen therapy. He works tirelessly to move this therapy within the reach of every person who would benefit---including treating victims of traumatic brain injury in the Iraq Wars. He has successfully treated veterans who had previously been “discarded” as unsalvageable by the VA. This will be an excellent resource.
Make It Fast, Cook It Slow by Stephanie O’Dea
As a busy mom with a large family and a business, I rely heavily on my crockpot. Love being able to use my crockpot and cook food that my ENTIRE family enjoys and does away with cooking two meals---one for the gluten-intolerant ones in the family.
The Brain That Changes Itself by Norman Doidge
Excellent book! This is my favorite recommendation. This book is 11 chapters of information about the latest of neuroscience research. Each chapter details the work of a different neuroscientist, covering a different branch of the discipline. I have reviewed this book and you can read that review here: blog link
Survival of the Sickest by Sharon Moalem
The story of genetics as told through the story of the human family. This book helped me understand DNA and its evolution. He details the role of disease and the role it plays in the history of mankind. I always thought DNA was more complex than I wanted to study. I learned that It is even MORE complex than I thought previously, but is written in a very understandable and even enjoyable fashion. I have reviewed this book and you can read that review here: blog link
Breaking the Vicious Cycle by Elaine Gottschall
Autism, Digestive Disorders, Gluten Allergy, Dairy Allergy, Celiac Disease, Crohn’s Disease, Sugar Sensitivities - This book teaches the Specific Carbohydrate Diet. This diet is built around the concept that certain carbohydrates are the underlying cause of, or perpetuate, many of the chronic inflammatory conditions that affect our children, including Autism. This book also highlights the carbohydrates and other foods that will help break the cycle of inflammation that can seriously impair the brain. The first half of the book is a little technical in its explanation of the causes and effects of carbohydrate metabolism as they relate to disorders. The second half of the book includes a wealth of great recipes that will help you implement this highly effective diet. It is a must- read for the family that has a child who is carbohydrate-sensitive.
How to Teach Your Baby to Read by Glenn Doman
This is an excellent book which details the reading program. It is often recommended by parents to read this book BEFORE beginning a program with their child. This method teaches via sight words and vocabulary growth.
How to Teach Your Baby to be Physically Superb by Glenn Doman
This book details the ontogenetic development of physical mobility. Mobility is the organizing factor of every level of the brain and has been shown by research to actually grow new brain cells. How a child moves is vital to their success and should be given its due attention.