Deer Creek Psychological Associates: Resources

neuropsychology & brain-based learning

Brain Gym® International / Educational Kinesiology Foundation
  • Interesting approach to learning through kinesiology
  • Dawson. Peg and Guare R. (2012). Coaching students with executive skills deficits. Guilford Press
    Feinberg, T. & Farah, M. (1997). Behavioral Neurology and Neurophysiology. McGraw Hill.
    Gladwell, Malcolm. (2005). Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking. Little, Brown.
  • Fascinating studies of what is intuition, snap decisions, etc...
  • Goldberg, S. (2007). Clinical Neuroanatomy Made Ridiculously Simple. Medmaster.
    Jensen, Eric. (1998). Teaching With the Brain in Mind. ASCD.
  • Excellent primer.
  • LeDoux, Joseph (2002). Synaptic Self: How our brains become who we are. Penguin.
    Levine, Mel. (2002). A Mind at a Time. Simon & Schuster.
    Levine, M. (1993). Developmental Variations and Learning Disorders. Educators Public Service.
  • All LD areas are covered.
  • Meltzer, Lynn. (2007). Executive Function in Education: From Theory to Practice. Guilford.
  • Excellent reference.
  • Norden, Jeanette (2007). Understanding the Brain. The Teaching Company.
  • 36 videotaped lectures that are fascinating and constitute a college level course
  • Ornstein, R. & Thompson, R. (1985). The Amazing Brain.
  • Very readable and great illustrations by David Macaulay.
  • Pinel, J. (1997). Biopsychology. Allyn & Bacon.
  • Very readable for graduate students.
  • Pinel, J. & Edwards, M. (2007). A Colorful Introduction to the Anatomy of the Human Brain: A Brain and Psychology Coloring Book. Allyn & Bacon.
  • Excellent way to learn basic neuroanatomy, especially for those hands-on learners.
  • Pink, Daniel. (2006). A Whole New Mind: Why Right Brain Thinkers Will Rule the Future. Riverhead Books.
  • Excellent treatise on why tests don't really measure or predict success and why creativity through the arts is crucial for all of us.
  • Pinker, Steven. (1997). How the Mind Works. Norton.
    Richert, Ron et al (2011). Making thinking visible: How to promote engagement, understanding, and independence for all learners. Joseey Bass.
    Sacks, Oliver. (2003). The Mind's Eye. New Yorker, July 28, 2003 issue.
  • Fascinating look at the minds of adults with acquired blindness from the author of The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat.
  • Schachter, David. (2002). The Seven Sins of Memory. Houghton Mifflin.
    Schwartz, Jeffrey (2002). The Mind & the Brain: Neuroplasticity and the Power of Mental Force. Harper Collins.
    Siegel, D. (1999). The Developing Mind. Guilford Press.
  • An excellent treatise on why brains needs socialization to fully mature
  • Sousa, David. (2000). How the Brain Learns, 2nd Ed. Corwin Press.
    Sprenger, Marilee. (1999). Learning & Memory: The Brain in Action. ASCD.
  • Must read for all teachers.
  • Sylwester, Robert. (1995). A Celebration of Neurons: An Educator's Guide to the Human Brain. ASCD.
    Shaywitz, S. E. (1996). Dyslexia. Scientific America, pp. 98-104, November 1996.
  • An excellent and comprehensive overview of the neuropsychology of dyslexia.
  • Taylor, Jill Bolte. (2006). My Stroke of Insight. Viking.
  • Fascinating insights into the way our two hemispheres process the world differently, very readable.
  • The Brain: A Scientific America Book. Freeman, San Francisco, CA.
    Willis, Judy (2006). Research-Based strategies to ignite student learning: Insights from a neurologist and classroom teacher. ASCD
    The Hidden Mind. Scientific American, Special Edition, August 31, 2002.
    Wolfe, P. (2001). Brain Matters: Translating Research into Classroom Practice. ASCD.
  • Good sections on memory, organization, and increasing interest.
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