RESOURCES & LINKS

SUGGESTED READING

Resonance by Bill Hubert

Brain Gym Teacher’s edition by Paul and Gail Dennison

Brain Gym (orange book) by Paul and Gail Dennison

The Whole-Brained Child by Daniel Siegel

The RDI Book by Steven Gutstein

Tools of the Mind: The Vygotskian Approach to Early Childhood Education by Elena Bodrova and Deborah J. Leong

Learning as we Grow by Nicole Beurkens, Erin Roon, Courtney Kowalczyk

Smart Moves by Carla Hannaford - Ph.D. a biologist, an educator with more than forty years teaching experience, and an author who has written many books about the link between movement and brain development. Click on the icon below to discover the importance of movement and how it affects learning.

INTERVIEW WITH CARLA HANNAFORD

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The official website and home of the RDI ® family-based therapy for people with Autism, Asperger's Syndrome, and PDD.

The Masgutova organization is dedicated to developing and refining non-invasive techniques that improve, restore or optimize function, despite the challenges that may be present. They offer a wide range of educational programs designed to bring the Masgutova Method within reach of health and wellness professionals, parents, and caregivers alike.

Bal-A-Vis-X is a series of Balance/Auditory/Vision eXercises, of varied complexity, all of which are deeply rooted in rhythm.
Exercises are done with sand-filled bags and racquetballs, sometimes while standing on a balance board.
Turning on the Light provides great information for parents interested in learning more about the mind-body connection and how movement is necessary for optimal development. Check out their page about the Balance Boards and how learning and gravity are related through the vestibular system.

Brain Gym® International is committed to the principle that moving with intention leads to optimal learning. Through outstanding instructors and movement-based programs, they empower all ages to reclaim the joy of living.

Lindamood-Bell's research-validated instruction is internationally recognized as one of the most effective methods for developing literacy skills.

Their one-to-one instruction goes beyond traditional tutoring and develops the underlying skills necessary for reading, spelling, comprehension, critical thinking, and math.

Saxon® Phonics and Spelling fills the gap left by basal reading programs that fail to help children read at grade level. The explicit, systematic phonics instruction provides the tools children need to achieve a lifetime of reading success.

Fundamental Learning Center disseminate quality research-based programs and knowledge to educate and empower children, including children with dyslexia, educational professionals, concerned parents, and the broader community for the purpose of significantly improving individual literacy skills.

We are developmentally trained speech-language pathologists specializing in the remediation of autism or other developmental disorders.  We pride ourselves in continuing to seek the most up to date training ensuring families a comprehensive intervention plan that considers the whole child and family.

Louisiana's 2011 State Autism Conference keynote speaker, Amy Cameron, is owner and founder of Pathways Treatment Center. Pathways offers families the education, tools and support they need to help their child with autism. Amy's website includes great videos, podcasts, radio interviews, and many more resources for parents interested in learning more about Relationship Development Intervention (RDI™).

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