Thursday, October 15, 2009

Brains and Books

Campbell Brown is doing a series on the brain this week called, "The Brain That Heals Itself". Her show is on CNN Monday through Friday evenings at 8 p.m. You can also view this series online at This is really interesting to us for obvious reasons. It features interviews with Dr. Norman Doidge, author of the book, The Brain that Changes Itself, which I will be purchasing as soon as possible. Apparently this book has implications for everyone--not just people like Shelby whose brains have had some type of trauma.

Our reference library seems to be growing. I bought a textbook on Cortical Visual Impairment by Christine Roman-Lantzy that has really helped us to understand CVI. Also, my mom found us a parents' guide to children with visual impairments which has been unbelievably helpful. I wish that the neurologist or ophthalmologist had suggested either of these or anything at all for us to read when we were given Shelby's visual impairment diagnosis. We've got a book on making and adapting toys for visually impaired kids (most of the toys you can buy are just too visually complicated). We've also got a book on brain-injured children by Glenn Doman that my friend Shifra lent me. If anyone has other reading suggestions that might help us to learn about or help Shelby, please let us know. Knowledge is power and we plan to use it!

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for these recommendations. I will have to check out some of these books :)