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Sound of a Miracle by Annabel Stehli
Stehli's daughter Georgiana, born in 1965, was attached to inanimate objects and completely indifferent to any human contact. She was diagnosed as autistic, and the effort to find a cure began. She met professionals who advised, "Just love her!" and others who, citing Bettelheim, blamed the mother for creating a hostile environment. The book takes readers through hospitalizations, school problems, divorce and remarriage, and death of Georgiana's sister from leukemia--a story of grief that is almost overwhelming until their trip to Europe for auditory training to cure Georgiana's sensitivity to noise. After ten days her symptoms went away, her senses reacted more normally, and her behavior improved so much that family and friends hardly recognized her. Stehli's is a powerful story of courage, hope, and determination. Highly recommended.

Hearing Equals Behavior
by Guy Berard
This is a great book, which explains other kinds of hearing issues, i.e. hyper hearing on certain audio frquencies, that is often overlooked or ignored by audiologists. What Dr. Berard writes in the book makes perfect sense, and he comes across as a convincing person. This book is certainly worth reading to determine applicability for those who are/have learning and/or behavioral issues, especially in children.
 
Scott Scott by Robbyn Val Scott 
The story focuses on the difficulties faced by Robbyn as she initially struggled with the possibility that Scott was not developing appropriately and the subsequent diagnosis and search for a good intervention program. It describes the beginning of AIT in the U.S. with the study at the Autism Research Institute and then Scott's
experience with AIT. Although she did use other interventions as well, she clearly attributes Scott's excellent recovery to AIT. This book is published by Publish America and is available on their website - Click Here

When the Brain Can't Hear by Teri James Bellis

Unraveling the Mystery of Auditory Processing Disorder”  Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) occurs when the brain cannot process or understand correctly the sounds the ears hear, even though the ears might be functioning properly. It is rarely recognized, often misdiagnosed, and poorly understood, yet the effects can be devastating. Pocket is simultaneously releasing two complementary texts on the subject that are definitely worth some notice. Foli's Like Sound Through Water is a mother's account of her family's struggle with APD in her oldest son, Ben. Her account reads like a novel and is thoroughly engaging while providing a wealth of information. Foli clearly shows the pain misdiagnosis and clinical inaccuracies can cause. While finally obtaining a correct diagnosis brought some relief, Foli shows that the battle for normalcy had only begun. This is mostly a success story with an upbeat ending. The resource section in the back is a bonus. Bellis's When the Brain Can't Hear is the first APD sourcebook written specifically for lay readers. Bellis, the author of an important text on APD for professionals (Assessment and Management of Central Auditory Processing Disorders in the Educational Setting from Science to Practice), herself suffers from APD as the result of a car accident. Her text is naturally more clinical in nature but still quite readable. It covers the many subtypes of APD and their manifestations, diagnosis and testing, treatment options, and coping techniques. The ample glossary adds to the book's accessibility. Either of these texts would be appropriate additions to most collections, but they are best purchased together. The diagnosis of APD is seen more frequently, and with no other lay texts on the subject available, these books are absolutely essential. KellyJo Houtz Griffin, Eatonville, WA  Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information, Inc.
 
Sound Bodies through Sound Therapy by Dorrine S. Davis
Dorinne S. Davis, MA, CCC-A, FAAA, RCTC, BARA is the President and Founder of Davis Centers, Inc. An educational and rehabilitative audiologist with 35+ years experience, Ms. Davis earned her bachelor's degree in Speech & Hearing and Speech & Drama, then her master's degree in Audiology/Deaf Education from Montclair State College in New Jersey. She is certified in Speech Correction, Pre-School Education, Speech & Drama, Teacher of the Hard of Hearing, and Supervision by the NJ Department of Education. She is a licensed audiologist in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and New York. An international lecturer and author, Ms. Davis has received outstanding awards and honors, including recognition in over thirty Who's Who publications. She is also an active member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, American Academy of Audiology, National Education Association, Educational Audilogy Association, and the Association of International Berard Practitioners.

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