Learning therapist Faith Clark recommends these books to parents who want to help their children overcome learning blocks and to perhaps more enjoy the process of learning:
The Brain by Richard Restak (Bantam).
The Brain User's Guide: A Handbook for Sorting Out Your Life by Tony Buzan (Dutton). Mind-mapping and other forms of divergent thinking.
Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain by Betty Edwards (J.P. Tarcher). How drawing stimulates the mind.
Frames of Mind by Howard Gardner (Basic Books). The latest definition of intelligence.
Frogs Into Princes by Richard Bandler and John Grinder (Real People Press). A first look at neurolinguistic programming.
The Hurried Child by David Elkind (Addison Wesley). Our culture's harmful rushing of children.
Introduction to the Musical Brain by Don G. Cambell (Magnamusic-Baton, Inc.). Music and brain growth.
Magical Child by Joseph C. Pearce (Bantam). Preserving the whole child. Provocative, but difficult to read.
The Mechanism of Mind by Edward de Bono (Penguin). "Possibility thinking," to counteract a rigid mind set.
The Possible Human by Jean Houston (J.P. Tarcher). Awakening creative resources.
Procrastination by Jane Burka and Lenora Yuen (Addison Wesley). The psychology of putting things off.
The Read-Aloud Handbook by Jim Trelease (Penguin). How, what and how long to read to your children (longer than you think).
The Right Brain by Thomas R. Blakeslee (Anchor). For the layman.
The Right Brain Experience by Marilee Zdenek (McGraw Hill). How famous achievers used their right brains.
Super-Learning by Sheila Ostrander and Lynn Schroeder (Dell). Deep relaxation learning.
Writing the Natural Way by Gabriel Lusser Rico (J.P. Tarcher). Right-brain writing.
Your Memory: A User's Guide by Alan Baddeley (Collier). Practical information.
Mind Benders, a series of workbooks to help build deductive thinking skills. Catalogue available from Midwest Publications, P.O. Box 448, Pacific Grove, Calif. 93950.