The Sound Learning Centre and its treatments has been mentioned in several publications including the following:
- Our paper 'How the Sensory Systems Impact our Journey Through Life' was recently published in: Proceedings of the International Colour Association (AIC) Conference 2021. Milan, Italy. AIC, Pages 1379-1384
- 'Secondary School Sensory Training Project at a North London School' is the first chapter in the book 'The Power of Light, Colour and Sound for Health and Wellness' Volume 1 (ISBN 978-3-347-25300-1), published in 2021 by The International Light Association. In 2015 The Sound Learning Centre was invited to provide sensory assessments, followed by Bérard Auditory Integration Training (AIT) and Lightwave Stimulation (LWS) therapies, to a group of mainstream students, in a secondary school, in the London Borough of Brent. This article describes how the sensory systems can impact performance and the practical benefits of our non-invasive therapies, which we have used successfully since 1994, to help people improve their performance.
- 'The therapy that works' by Victoria Aitken. Published 1st May 2020 by Insidetime Newspaper. This article expresses a personal perspective of how sensory difficulties can underlie various diagnoses, affect an individuals performance but can also be helped.
- 'Co Derry parents seek an alternative way to address sensory processing difficulties' by Jenny Lee, Published 12 March, 2019 in The Irish News. An article about an Outreach programme delivered by The Sound Learning Centre at Seamus Heaney Homeplace, Bellaghy, Northern Ireland. The Outreach programme was organised by Nurture the Experience of Sensory Transformation (Nest), a new initiative that has been launched in association with local charity, Bellaghy Village Regeneration. Funding was provided by a charitable donor who wishes to remain anonymous together with additional support from Nest and other local organisations.
- 'Tackling sensory processing difficulties at the root of the problem' Article by Sarah Cox, SEN Consultant from Osborne Cawkwell Tuition, following a visit to The Sound Learning Centre to discover more about Auditory Integration Training (AIT). Sarah says, "auditory integration training... was a revelation to me and I know could be of benefit to many of my students in the past who have struggled with auditory processing difficulties." Improving auditory processing helps get better results from tuition and improved performance not only academically, but emotionally and socially.
- Are you worried about your child's sensory development? Article in The Parents Directory, North London, Spring/Summer 2017.
- Audio Integration Therapy and Light Therapy, A New Way To Address Sensory Processing Difficulties by Pauline Allen. Published by by MumsInTheWood as a Guest Article December 9, 2015.
- 'Pioneering outreach therapy' by Jackie Turley_Isle Of Man Examiner_Tuesday, April 21, 2015. Announcement of The Sound Learning Centre's fifth Outreach programme to the Isle of Man, sponsored by Manx Mencap.
- ‘It changes people lives’ – Sound Learning Centre founders in Palmers Green still passionate after 20 years‘ an article published in the Enfield Independent Tuesday 17th June 2014 recording the 20th anniversary of The Sound Learning Centre.
- ‘Pioneering help can benefit whole family‘ an article published in the Isle of Man Examiner 18 May 2014
- The Indian Website, Way4Indians, published the article ‘How Sound and Light Therapy Can Change Lives‘ following an interview with Pauline Allen, by Shiny Frank.
- A Happy Life for Gaia. How sensory integration can change lives at The Sound Learning Centre. Published in Winter 2013/14 Issue 47 edition of In Touch the Journal Of The Bowen Therapy Professional Association (BTPA)
- The Sound Learning Centre. (PDF version) How our assessments and therapies complement The Bowen Technique. Published by Choice Health & Wellbeing Journal, Issue 14, Dec 2011/Jan 2012, pages 30 - 31 by Janie Godfrey a Bowen Technique practitioner in Frome, Somerset, in practice since 1999.
- Sound and light therapy: Realigning a person’s experience of the world. Published in Caduceus Journal, issue 77, 2009, and reproduced here with kind permission. A detailed article describing the importance of the auditory and visual sensory systems and how they may be assessed and helped with short, non-invasive therapies to improve an individuals performance. Includes individual case studies and results from an in school project. For information about Caduceus see http://www.caduceus.info
- Pioneering treatment. Some results from our first Isle of Man Outreach Programme in 2009, published by Isle Of Man Examiner, Tuesday, September 8, 2009
- Call for Isle of Man to adopt pioneering autism treatment. Published on Monday 30 March 2009
- Music therapy hits the right note by Cassandra Jardine who talks to families about the benefits of going beyond mainstream medicine. The Telegraph, Published: 12:01AM BST 28 Jul 2005 (Also available at this link for subscribers to The Telegraph)
- LIFE YOURSELF Article By Frances Ive_Daily Express_Monday, 1 October 2001 about improvements seen in a 10 year old boy with dyslexia following a course of AIT and LWS at The Sound Learning Centre.
- Sound Therapies: Universal Panacea or Placebo? Originally published in Positive Health magazine issue 59 – December 2000 This article highlights the many improvements in terms of a wide range of physical, emotional and learning difficulties that can be achieved through sound therapy.
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.
Information for clients travelling to the UK from overseas
We are always happy to see clients from overseas but before making an appointment with us and booking flights or accommodation we advise you to check carefully all current travel requirements. Useful information can be found at https://www.gov.uk/uk-border-control which will provide up to date information about travel restrictions due to COVID-19, visa requirements, customs information etc. If you require information about accommodation local to our Centre please ask us.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org: 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
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: email@example.com Web: www.potentialplusuk.org/
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.
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
Bérard Auditory Integration Training (AIT)
More information on Bérard Auditory Integration Training (AIT) can be found on our Sound Therapy page and also on The Berard AIT International Society (BAITIS) website.
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
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
Diagnostic laboratories and medical facilities – U.S.A.
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
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)
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
(Original French edition 1982) Dr Guy Bérard,
ISBN: 2 7160 0097 2.
(1995), Annabel Stehli, ISBN: 0825305330.
(1995), Annabel Stehli, ISBN: 0 9644838 0 7.
(1995), Adair Renning, ISBN: 0964877309.
The Story Painters
About Dr. Guy Bérard’s Work. (Video)
(2000), Georgiana Thomas. Kindle Edition
Lynn Kern Koegel and Claire Scovell LaZebnik
(Paperback – Updated ed. edition (25 Mar. 2014) ISBN: 10: 0143126547
(1974), Carl H Delacato, ISBN: 0878794468.
About Light Therapy:
by Anadi Martel (Author), Jacob Liberman (Foreword)
by Anadi Martel (Author), Jacob Liberman (Foreword)
French Edition of Light Therapies: A Complete Guide to the Healing Power of Light
by Anadi Martel (Author), Jacob Liberman (Preface)
(1996, ed. Brian Breiling, ISBN: 0 89087 762 9.
(1991), Dr Jacob Liberman, ISBN: 1 879181 01 0.
Richard Gerber ISBN: 0749921188
(2000) Primrose Cooper ISBN:0749920696
About Neuro-Developmental Difficulties:
A non-invasive approach to solving learning & behavior problems (2002), Sally Goddard, ISBN: 0 9615332 8 5.
by Sally Goddard Blythe (Author) Paperback – 25 Nov 2005 ISBN-10: 1903458633
(1979/82), A Jean Ayres, ISBN-10: 0874241588.
About ADD and hyperactivity:
Paperback – 2 Apr 2018
Nancy E. O’dell & Patricia A. Cook, ISBN-10: 1987537017
(Previously published as ‘Stopping Hyperactivity’)
by Dr. Nancy E. O'Dell (Author), Dr. Patricia A. Cook (Author) KINDLE Edition
Belinda Barnes & Irene Colquhoun, ISBN: 0 7225 0883 2.
25 May 2000
Nancy E. O’dell & Patricia A. Cook, ISBN: 0895297892.
About Instrumental Enrichment and Professor Feuerstein’s work:
(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.
(2004) New Ed edition (1 Jun 1987) Howard Sharron, ISBN-10: 190480604X.
About Educational Kinesiology (Brain Gym):
(1985) Paul E. Dennison, Gail E. Hargrave, ISBN-10: 0942143078
(1995) 2nd edition (1 July 2005), Carla Hannaford, ISBN-10: 0915556375.
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
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