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LET'S TALK ABOUT EARLY LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT

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Ana Gamarra Hoover, M.Ed. 

Karen Griffin Roberts, M.Ed.

Foreword by Mary Hanrahan, M.Ed.


"Let’s Talk About Early Language Development is a great place to start if you are concerned about your child’s speech delay. It gives parents an idea about what a typical child should understand and say at different ages. Hoover and Roberts describe the different kinds of language delays in an easy to understand format. They give specific examples about what parents can do at home and throughout the day to help their child. As the parent of a special needs son with a significant language delay, I found it comforting to know that a lot of what I do already, like talking and reading to my child, is exactly what he needs to develop his language in order to communicate. I recommend this book to parents of young children — it provides answers to questions that all parents have at some point."


— Stephanie Hanley


ISBN:978-0-9889391-0-3

LET'S TALK ABOUT AUTISM

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Karen Griffin Roberts, M.Ed.

Foreword by 

Nadine A. Bolkhovitinov, NBCT, Ph.D.


"Let’s Talk About Autism in Early Childhood is definitely a go-to book for both parents and educators involved with children on the autism spectrum. Karen Roberts is straightforward and eager to assist.  Her comments and suggestions are user-friendly and perceptive, as well as easy to understand and apply.  She talks about the “lifelong journey” she has made with her son. With that experience and her special education teaching background, Karen answers the pertinent questions parents have about autism.  Karen seeks to help parents face the challenges with moreunderstanding and strength.  If you have a child, or are involved with a child, with autism spectrumdisorder and have questions and concerns, this book is a wonderful resource for you."


—Judy Polivy, M.Ed., Special Education Teacher, Retired Parent Resource Center Liaison, Fairfax County Public School Parent Resource Center 


ISBN:978-0-9889391-3-4



EMBRACING AUTISM in PRESCHOOL

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Karen Griffin Roberts

Foreword by Eva Thorp, Ph.D


"Embracing Autism in Preschool is a valuable book for preschool teachers, special educators, speech/language clinicians and parents.  It underscores social interaction as the foundation for the development and use of language in natural settings.  These interactions are also crucial for further development of socialization, which is such a challenge for children on the autism spectrum.  This book's practicality and resources make it possible to truly feel, in Karen's words, that "it is a privilege to have a child with autism in your class."


— M. Jean Buffardi, M.S., CCC-SLP, speech/language pathologist, early childhood special educator, and adjunct instructor, George Mason University.


ISBN: 978-0-9717806-7-5

SACRED SPARK

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by Lisa K. Sykes


Weaving many strands in this fast-paced and engrossing narrative, Dr.  Sykes's recounts her family’s horror in witnessing their happy toddler slip into autism; her victories in appropriate and landmark biomedical treatments for her son; her attempts to find precious allies against a corrupt and protected industry; her success in empowering parents to enact state bans on mercury and to approach Attorneys General across the country, and her own family’s lawsuit defeat on a procedural technicality against a pharmaceutical company. 


Sacred Spark is also the inspiring story of Rev. Sykes's work with the United Methodist Church to pass the first global resolution advocating the elimination of mercury from medicine.

Parents and physicians demanding safer vaccines will find in Sacred Spark the needed clarity to support their informed choices and become empowered advocates for children.  


ISBN:978-0-9717806-4-4





BILLY'S NEVER-ENDING BATTLE

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Creating A Wonderful Life With Imagination And Purpose 

by William G. Brett


In this lively autobiography, police officer Billy Brett offers a captivating look at his battle with ADHD as his friend and foe.  Billy Brett shows how he turned self-doubt into self-power, hyper focus into easy resourcefulness, a channel surfing mind without remote control into clear intent, and a fear of failure into imaginative success.  Funny, candid, and fast-paced, this book is an invaluable empowering resource for those wishing to understand ADHD with its challenges and struggles, its joyful freedom and creative expression.


Cover photo of William G. Brett as his hero, Superman, his inspiration in his battle with ADHD. 


ISBN:978-0-9717806-9-9



Lewis Thompson

LEWIS THOMPSON

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JOURNALS OF AN INTEGRAL POET

Volume One, 1932-1944

Edited by Richard Lannoy


Volume One of Lewis Thompson's journals takes us into the everyday world of India's sub-continent in the 1930's and 40's through the prism of a fierce spiritual aspirant and intellect. "The whole in this atmosphere," he writes, "suggests a superhuman discipline and dignity, a passion, a sensuality, for what is prior to Being and Non-being-astringent like the taste of iron." We share his meetings with Sri Aurobindo, Sri Ramana Maharshi, J. Krishnamurti, Anandamayi Ma and Sri Krishna Menon.. We experience his attempts to integrate a Western heritage-Christ, Blake, Yeats, Rimbaud, Pascal-with the exigencies of Indian gnosis. We marvel at his self-invented writing yoga, whose bold vocabulary juxtaposes many levels of consciousness - waking, dreaming, visionary, bhakti yoga, jnana yoga, tantra and vedanta. 


This is a jewel of a book for those interested in "the power which consecrates us beyond ourselves". For the intimate context these journals provide, this book is a must for readers of Thompson's aphorisms (Mirror to the Light) and poetry (Black Sun). Edited with an introduction and commentary by Richard Lannoy. Foreword by Dr. Harry Oldmeadow, LaTrobe University.


ISBN: 0971780617



INTEGRAL REALIST

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THE JOURNALS OF LEWIS THOMPSON

Volume Two, 1945-1949

Edited by Richard Lannoy


Lewis Thompson’s journals allow the reader access to a man of action and a poet deeply committed to his search for the highest realization of Truth in and through Hindu spiritual practice. 2009 marks the centennial of the birth of English poet, Lewis Thompson, and the sixtieth anniversary of his untimely death in India in 1949 at the age of forty.  As such, Integral Realist is a commemorative event that will surely place Lewis Thompson in a league with powerful spiritual figures of the twentieth century, and establish him among the great English writers and poets whom he admired. This very private companion to Lewis Thompson, Journals of an Integral Poet, Volume One 1932–1944, reveals a mature Thompson at the height of his commitment to “Absolute Perfection” – an ideal by which every object is completed as symbol in all domains by resolving the antithesis of “Sensuality” and “Intellect” within the context of integral, flexible, incalculable and organic “Poetry”.  Poetry, as such, controlled carelessness, frivolity and subtle exploitation of others and allowed for true form, economy of action and expression, true perspective, simplicity, objectivity and natural rights where others were concerned. 


ISBN  978-0-9717806-5-1


Richard Stodart

The Someone in Painting/A Picture

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A PAINTING RETROSPECTIVE

by Richard Stodart


The "someone" immersing itself in the nonduality of painting/a picture is presumed to be the mediator in and through which the symbol and the symbolized entwine as nondual foci of entire time.


In this retrospective, covering more than 40 years of his work in the painting experience, Richard Stodart explores the mediator as presence, cognition, archetypal awareness, naked awareness, beauty, the dragon, wisdom, synairesis, the consciousness of abstracting, geniality, luxury, and nonthinking. In the process, discrete pairs of nonduality are engaged, including the foci: duality and nonduality, self and reality, continuity and discontinuity, enlightenment and delusion, earth and sky, light and darkness, equality and differentiation, engagement and contemplation, thinking and meditation.


Two-hundred and two paintings in color and seventeen black and white drawings illustrate this quest with nonduality.  Practitioners of Daism, primordial wisdom teachings, Kaballah, Tibetan Buddhism, tantra, Taoism, Vedanta, Dogen's Zen, and those interested in the works of Jean Gebser, Alfred Korzybski, and Lewis L. Thompson will find touchstones of affirmation in this book.


ISBN: 9780988939158



DREAMMAKING

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THE INTIMACY OF PICTURE/REALITY

by Richard Stodart


In DreamMaking, human fallibility (amid delusion/dream) and human perfectability (beyond delusion/dream) entwine as foci of thinking and meditation, in and through emptiness. 

From this dynamic perspective, one lives amid/beyond dream by expounding/making a dream within a dream, in and through the reconstructive and dynamic function of emptiness, without blurring the differences between duality and nonduality.  


With words by Hee-Jin Kim from "Meditation And Thinking" and paintings by Richard Stodart.


 ISBN 978-0-9889391-1-0



FREE AND EASY WANDERING

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MARKINGS ON THE WAY

by Richard Stodart


Free and Easy Wandering, Markings on the Way is an abstract painting expression of a journey with the nonduality of light and darkness to make a dream of the truth of existence.  Inspired by a Taoist allegory, Free and Easy Wandering tells the story of a wanderer in three phases of freedom: autonomy, aloneness and detachment. 


Twelve stages or Markings form the landscape —from isolation to nonduality. They present a view of nature in which great care, balance and order are central to cultivating fairness in human understanding. 


With 17 color plates, like postcards sent home, the Markings show the mood of the landscape of nonduality and the quality of the wanderer's experience. 


ISBN 978-0-9717806-3-7



Rusty C. Moe

Way-Marks

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NEW POEMS 

by Rusty C. Moe


Way-Marks celebrates the fleeting emotions and unplanned changes occurring within, and around, each of us. Reverent and quietly beautiful, Way-Marks is a perfect book for those engaging the markings of life and gratified to find that they are not alone.


Available on Kindle and in paperback


ISBN: 978-0-9717806-2-0



BRIGHT WILD STONE

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A Contemplative Journal of Roots That Shape a Life

by Rusty C. Moe


“Rusty Moe’s spiritual memoir is a lyric prose poem of pilgrimage that merrily turns Saint Augustine and Thomas Merton on their heads.  In sequence or at random, I can visit any section and find poetry, spirituality and physicality together, unfenced.  Inspired in its language, deeply meditative, fearless and mischievous, Bright Wild Stone achieves the trinity its title promises”.


— Dan Carpenter, editorial columnist with the Indianapolis Star and author of Hard Pieces: Dan Carpenter’s Indiana, and a book of collected poems, More Than I Could See.


ISBN: 978-0-9717806-6-8