Salvesen Mindroom Research Centre

Library of book reviews

This is our library of reviews of books focused on, or linked with, learning difficulties

Research can be a lengthy process and our team wanted to have a more immediate way of sharing their expertise with the  general public than is normally possible for researchers.

Our solution? A series of book reviews to help you decide whether to invest time in a title or just leave it on the shelf. 

We're publishing one review per month here on our website to accumulate a library that we hope will be genuinely helpful. 

The staff team from our charity partners the Salvesen Research Centre are working alongside us on this initiative to also share their practitioners’ expertise. 

Book review: NeuroTribes: The Legacy of Autism and How to Think Smarter About People Who Think Differently

NeuroTribes: The Legacy of Autism and How to Think Smarter About People Who Think Differently by Steve Silberman. Reviewed by the Salvesen Mindroom Centre team.

Book review: Surviving prematurity: With compassion understanding and family integrated care

Surviving prematurity: With compassion understanding and family integrated care by Nadia Leake. Reviewed by Lorna Ginnell

Book review: The Spectrum Girl’s Survival Guide: How to grow up awesome and autistic

The Spectrum Girl’s Survival Guide: How to grow up awesome and autistic by Sienna Castellon. Reviewed by Holly Sutherland

Book review: The Genome Odyssey: Medical mysteries and the incredible quest to solve them

The Genome Odyssey by Euan Angus Ashley. Reviewed by Heather Love.

Book review: The Book You Wish Your Parents Had Read

The Book You Wish Your Parents Had Read (and Your Children Will Be Glad That You Did) by Philippa Perry. Reviewed by Lorena Jiménez Sánchez.

Book review: Everybody is Different: a book for young people who have brothers or sisters with autism

Everybody is Different: a book for young people who have brothers or sisters with autism, by Fiona Bleach. Reviewed by Prof Sue Fletcher-Watson.

Book review: The Reason I Jump

The Reason I Jump By Naoki Higashida, translated by David Mitchell and Keiko Yoshida. Reviewed by the Salvesen Mindroom Centre team.

Book review: DLD and Me: Supporting Children and Young People with Developmental Language Disorder

DLD and Me: Supporting Children and Young People with Developmental Language Disorder. By Anna Sowerbutts and Amanda Finer. Reviewed by Dr Rachael Davis.

Book review: Teaching Social Skills to Children with Autism using Minecraft ®

Teaching Social Skills to Children with Autism using Minecraft®. By Raelene Dundon. Reviewed by Dr Leila Mackie.

Book review: The Girl with the Curly Hair: Asperger's and Me

The Girl with the Curly Hair: Asperger's and Me. By Alis Rowe. Reviewed by the Salvesen Mindroom Centre team.

Book review: Mind your Head

Mind your head by Juno Dawson with advice from Dr Olivia Hewitt. Reviewed by Dr Elizabeth Kirkham.

Book review: 100 ideas for supporting pupils with ADHD

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By Geoff Kewley and Pauline Latham. Reviewed by a psychologist and associate member of the Salvesen Mindroom Research Centre.

Book review: Can I Tell You About Self-Harm?

Can I Tell You About Self-Harm? A Guide for Friends, Family and Professionals. By Pooky Knightsmith, foreword by Jonathan Singer. Reviewed by the Salvesen Mindroom Centre team.

Book review: Parenting ADHD Now!

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Parenting ADHD Now! Easy Intervention Strategies to Empower Kids with ADHD by Elaine Taylor-Klaus & Diane Dempster. Reviewed by Dr Eamonn Walls

Book review: Dyslexia is my Superpower

Dyslexia is My Superpower (Most of the Time). Interviews by Margaret Rooke. Reviewed by Salvesen Mindroom Centre team

Book review: The Neurodiverse Classroom

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The Neurodiverse Classroom: A teacher’s guide to individual learning needs and how to meet them by Victoria Honeybourne. Reviewed by Dr Sue Fletcher-Watson

Book review: Autism - How to raise a happy autistic child

by Jessie Hewitson. Reviewed by Dr Sue Fletcher-Watson.