A good book about how alternative therapies can help dyslexia. It mentions each therapy individually and explains what it is, how it works, how many sessions are needed, who will benefit, and if it can be done at home.'
- Education Otherwise
This comprehensive book offers clear and balanced information on a range of alternative therapies for individuals with dyslexia, dyscalculia, dyspraxia or ADHD.
The author provides an overview of each therapeutic option, method of use and case examples, covering nutritional supplements, massage, acupuncture and hypnotherapy, among others. She also includes contributions from experienced alternative therapists, offering an insider's view of what works and what does not. Her objective approach will enable the reader to make an informed choice from among the many available options. A bibliography and a list of useful contacts are also provided.
This book is a key resource for anyone interested in exploring alternative therapy approaches to dyslexia and related difficulties, particularly for parents of people with dyslexia, dyslexics themselves and the professionals who work with them.
Tests for dyslexia available for children from the age of 4:5 years are discussed. Many dyslexics also have ear and eye problems that go undetected. The book lists possible remedies available such as tinted glasses, nutritional supplements, exercise, multi-sensory teaching methods and NLP and provides useful contact addresses and further reading leads.
The Teacher Trainer
This book will be informative and helpful to those involved with dyslexic children... This book informs and will help parents to make these decisions.
British Dyslexia Association (BDA), Contact Magazine
Maria Chivers is the Founder of the Swindon Dyslexia Centre. She writes and lectures on dyslexia and her book Practical Strategies for Living with Dyslexia was published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers in 2001. She has two sons, both of whom have dyslexia. Maria lives in Wiltshire, UK.
Table of Contents
|Dyslexia and Alternative Therapies||3|
|1. Alternative Therapies||15|
|Do complementary and alternative therapies work?||16|
|A word of caution||16|
|Take care when looking for a therapist||17|
|2. Identifying Learning Difficulties||19|
|Dyslexia and specific learning difficulties||20|
|Dyslexia in children||20|
|Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder||30|
|Auditory Integration Training||37|
|Chiropractic by Christopher Vickers||43|
|Physiotherapy and occupational therapy||46|
|5. Developmental Delay||55|
|Brushing technique by DavidMulhall||59|
|Visual Tracking Magnifier||68|
|Optometric evaluation by Keith Holland||70|
|7. Nutrition and Health||73|
|Allergies and multiple chemical sensitivities||82|
|8. The Power of Touch||85|
|Emotional Freedom Technique||96|
|9. Holistic Healing||98|
|10. Therapies of the Future||104|
|Clinical Hypnosis by Angie Lawrence||104|
|Light and Colour Therapy||106|
|Dolphin Assisted Therapy||107|
|11. Bioenergy Therapies||110|
|Electromagnetic Field Balancing Technique||111|
|12. Stress Management||114|
|What is stress management?||114|
|LIST OF CONTRIBUTORS||140|