Monday, September 26, 2016

Speech Therapy Related Reading List

I love to read, and I love when books relate to our field in some way.  I've been compiling a list over time of books that are somehow related to speech therapy, fictional or non-fiction.  Here's the list I have so far.

  •  More Love, Less Fear: A Memoir by Robert and Theresa Lee
  • On Pluto: Inside the Mind of Alzheimer's by Greg O'Brien 
  • Still Alice by Lisa Genova
Auditory Processing
  • Like Sound Through Water by Karen Foli
Augmentative/Alternative Communication:
  • Out of My Mind by Sharon Draper
  • Say What You Will by Cammie McGovern
  • Schuyler's Monster by Robert Rummel-Hudson
  • Typed Words, Loud Voices by Amy Sequenzia and Elizabeth Grace
  • A Friend Like Ben by Julia Romp
  • Carly's Voice by Arthur Fleischmann
  • House Rules by Jodi Picoult
  • How Can I Talk if My Lips Don't Move? by Tito Mukhopadhyay
  • Look Me in the Eye: My Life with Asperger's by John Elder Robison
  • Love Anthony by Lisa Genova 
  • Mockingbird by Kathryn Erskine
  • NeuroTribes by Steve Silerman 
  • Nobody Nowhere by Donna Williams
  • Somebody Somewhere by Donna Williams
  • The Autistic Brain by Temple Grandin 
  • The Boy Who Loved Windows by Patricia Stacey
  • The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon
  • The Reason I Jump by Naoki Higashida
  • The Rosie Effect  by Graeme Simsion
  • The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion
  • Twirling Naked in the Streets and No One Noticed by Jeannie Davide-Rivera
  • Uniquely Human by Barry Prizant
Down syndrome:
  • An Uncomplicated Life by Paul Daugherty
  • Jewel by Bret Lott
  • The Memory Keeper's Daughter by Kim Edwards
  • Black Swan Green by David Mitchell
  • Out with It by Katherine Preston
  • Paperboy by Vince Vawter
  • The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd 
  • The King's Speech: How One Man Saved the British Monarchy by Mark Logue and Peter Conradi
Hearing Loss:
  • A Man Without Words by Susan Schaller
  • Deaf Sentence by David Lodge
  • Seeing Voices by Oliver Sacks
  • Train Go Sorry by Leah Cohen
Huntington's Disease:
  • Inside the O'Briens by Lisa Genova
  • Life Interrupted by Katie Jackson
  • Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris
SLPs as Main Characters:
  • Deadly Communications by Lillian Duncan
  • Speak of the Devil by Karla Jay
  • Speaking in Tungs by Karla Jay
  • Don't Leave Me This Way: Or When I Get Back On My Feet You'll Be Sorry by Julia Fox Garrison 
  • One Hundred Names for Love by Diane Ackerman
  • Stroke of Insight by Jill Bolte Taylor
  • The Diving Bell and The Butterfly by Jean-Dominique Bauby

Traumatic Brain Injury:
  • Concussion by Jeanne Marie Laskas
  • He Never Liked Cake by Janna Leyde
  • Left Neglected by Lisa Genova
  • Over My Head: A Doctor's Own Story of Head Injury from the Inside Looking Out by Claudia L. Osborn
  • The Book of Unknown Americans by Cristina Henriquez
  • The Tale of the Dueling Neurosurgeons by Sam Kean
  • The Vow by Kim Carpenter and Krickitt Carpenter
  • Where is the Mango Princess? A Journey Back from Brain Injury by Cathy Crimmins
  • Brain on Fire by Susannah Cahalan 
  • Far From the Tree:Parents, Children, and the Search from Identity by Andrew Solomon
  • Ghost Boy by Martin Pistorius 
  • Icy Sparks by Gwyn Hyman Rubio
  • Two Small Footprints in Wet Sand by Anne-Dauphine Julliand
  • When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi
What are your favorites?

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  1. Thanks for the list! "The Diving Bell and the Butterfly" and "Autobiography of a Face" are also great reads!

  2. I love your list!! I definitely want to check these out. Another for Alzheimer's is "Where the Light Gets In" by Kimberly Williams-Paisley.


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