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Further Reading. Beardon

Further Reading

Great Reads

Avoiding Anxiety in Autistic Children by Dr Luke Beardon.

A great read for anyone that either wants to learn more!

The Body Keeps the Score

Written by Bessel van der Kolk, a Boston based psychiatrist noted for his research in the area of post-traumatic stress disorder. In this book he looks at: the neuro-biology, and developmental aspects of trauma’s effects on people and how the role of trauma in psychiatric illness has changed over the past 20 years; what we have learned about the ways the brain is shaped by traumatic experiences; how traumatic stress is a response of the entire organism and how that knowledge needs be integrated into healing practices. This book helps focus the mind on what is important to our mental health. If you had time, during covid to think about yourself and have gone back to work feeling as if there is no time at all - remember that you are important and you do need to allow time for you in order to work well and be there for others.

Divergent Mind by Jenara Nerenberg.

When it comes to women, sensory processing differences are often overlooked, masked, or mistaken for something else entirely. Between a flawed system that focuses on diagnosing younger, male populations, and the fact that girls are conditioned from a young age to blend in and conform to gender expectations, women often don’t learn about their neurological differences until they are adults, if at all. As a result, potentially millions live with undiagnosed or misdiagnosed neurodivergences, and the misidentification leads to depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, and shame. Meanwhile, we all miss out on the gifts their neurodivergent minds have to offer.

A study of neurodivergent women—those with ADHD, autism, synesthesia, high sensitivity, and sensory processing disorder—exploring why these traits are overlooked in women and how society benefits from allowing their unique strengths to flourish.

The Brain: The Story of You by David Eagleman

What is reality? Who are “you”? How do you make decisions? Why does your brain need other people? How is technology poised to change what it means to be human? The book is full of incredible and fascinating facts that the evolving world of neuroscience is now revealing. In the course of his investigations, Eagleman guides us through the world of extreme sports, criminal justice, facial expressions, brain surgery, gut feelings, and the search for immortality. This is a great read and very accessible to all!

Links and books about Autism that may prove helpful:

Autism and Asperger Syndrome in Childhood: For parents and carers of the newly diagnosed (Overcoming Common Problems) Paperback Dr Luke Beardon

Avoiding Anxiety in Autistic Children: A Guide for Autistic Wellbeing by Dr Luke Beardon

Pretending to be Normal: Living with Asperger’s Syndrome’ by Liane Holliday Willey

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