Professionals & Organisations

Australian College of Behavioural Optometrists

David Evian – Behavioural Optometrist
Assessing and addressing vision based learning difficulties. Information on vision and visual perception as it relates in particular to those with learning difficulties.
Ph: 02 9436 4395
F: 02 9439 4133
Ground Floor, Shop 3p7, The Forum,
St Leonards Station 203 Pacific Highway,
St Leonards, NSW, 2065

Optometric Extension Program Foundation
A website with a lot of information on Behavioral Optometry
Central Coast Optometrist
Shop 1, The Chittaway Centre
Chittaway Bay NSW 2261
Phone: 02 4388 9488
Behavioural Optometry – Visual Information processing is the brain taking input from the eyes for learning and understanding. Subtle vision problems can have a major impact and Behavioural Optometry can help.

Sound Therapy International
Sound Therapy is a self-help program that rehabilitates the muscles in the middle ear and stimulates the brain. The program has been successfully used by thousands of listeners over the past 15 years, with benefits in the relief of hearing loss, tinnitus, depression and anxiety, insomnia, ADD/ADHD and learning difficulties, amongst others.
Rafaele Joudry
Phone: 1300 55 77 2534

Smart Vision Optometry
Justine Shaw
Senior Vision Therapist
Thompson Larter Smart Vision Optometry
112 Yarrara Rd Pennant Hills NSW 2120
02 9481 0449

Sue Dengate’s Website
Effects of food on learning and behaviour.

BrainDance Videos
These are interactive movement videos for seniors featuring Anne Greene Gilbert’s 8 pattern BrainDance with Teaching Artist, Maria Simeone. Easily adaptable for all ages and for classroom use. Produced in sponsorship with Segerstrom Center for the Arts and Alzheimer’s OC. Closed captioned in Spanish with PDFs in English and Spanish of all 8 BrainDance patterns.

Get Ready for School DVD
Robyn Cox NZ
This DVD explains the importance of the ‘Foundation Skills’ for formal learning.

Kidz Fiz Biz
Marlene Rattigan
Kidz-Fiz-Biz is a user-friendly music and movement programme for early childhood.
Ph: 08 9325 1204
Mob: 0410 642 781

Education Choices
Tingalpa, QLD, Australia
Education Choices is a new magazine for families choosing home education in Australia and New Zealand. Its aims are to support, encourage and inspire home-schooling parents and provide information for those investigating education options for their children.

An interesting online magazine that has articles on many topics including education.

The Handle Institute
Washington State, USA
Providing an Holistic Approach to Neuro Development and Learning Efficiency.

The Institute for Neuro-Physchology (INPP)
Sally Goddard Blythe MSc.FRSA
1 Stanley Street
Chester CH1 2LR

King Saud University
Areej Ali Al-Salamah
College of Education,
Riyadh,Saudi Arabia

Links to Learning
Tracey Butler, Director
Phone 0426 963 863

SPD Australia
Supporting and Advocating for people with Sensory Processing Disorder
Wonderful site, with lots of information on Sensory Processing disorder, diagnosis, treatment, activities, tools, testimonies and an Australia wide listing of therapists.

The Sleep Connection
Great site with lots of information about sleep and learning difficulties
Lisa Maltman
Ph: 0404 096 822

Smart Brain/Smart Body Centre
Broulee, NSW
Concentrating on the whole child and supporting the parents of the child, the centre offers assessment, tutoring, Irlen screening, sound therapy, Extra Lesson and Move to Learn.
Julia Dive
Ph: 0400 232 469

Starjump – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Starjump is dedicated to providing a service that encompasses the educational, physical, cognitive and emotional needs of students with learning problems and learning differences.
Joyce Moi
Phone: +6012-387-1120

Sue Lunney
Medical Herbalist/Naturopath
Ph: +61 2 6493 2580
Mob:0409 079 246

You Can Do it! Education, WA
Meg Roche
Ph: 0407 773 457