Dear Friends

As 2016 comes to an end we are delighted to continue successfully helping children and adults with sensory difficulties improve performance.  We think we can all agree 2016 has certainly been an eventful and interesting year around the world!  Whilst we can't quite compete with the frenetic pace of worldwide events we were particularly busy during the school holidays this year and with hindsight, we see just how hectic our year has actually been!
Wishing you a very peaceful, happy and successful year ahead.

Pauline, Phil and all the team at SLC 

Frances McManemin Award
International Light Association (ILA) 13th Annual Conference
In March this year we attended our most successful conference in the history of the ILA, with multiple events, including presentations, "Light-in-Action" workshops, light exhibitions, and concerts which took place at the Sigmund Freud University in Vienna - a truly splendid event! Pauline was also honoured with the Frances McManemin Award for her work . 

Caudwell Children Butterfly Ball
Caudwell Butterfly Ball
In June this year Pauline and Phil supported the charity gala 'The Butterfly Ball' given by Caudwell Children . This amazing charity do incredible work throughout the year, particularly supporting children on the autism spectrum. It was a splendid turnout for a wonderful and worthwhile event.

OBEC Thai Delegation
Thai Delegation 
In June this year we welcomed a delegation of 20 senior Thai officials from The Office of the Basic Education Commission (OBEC) who represented the Fund Administration and Education Development for Persons with Disabilities. 

We gave a lecture on "Support and development of people with disabilities" and demonstrated the work of The Sound Learning Centre.
The delegates felt they learned a lot from the lecture and the opportunity to meet some of our clients and were thrilled with their visit.
Treating Autism Conference
Treating Autism Conference, London 
Pauline and Phil exhibited at the conference in June, meeting a number of past clients and making new acquaintances along the way. It was a very well attended and extremely interesting event.
The Three Legs of Mann National Symbol
Isle of Man Outreach
We were invited back to the Island in July and August by Manx Mencap charity for our 7th Outreach Programme on the Island. We received a splendid Manx welcome as always and can report positive feedback from a number of clients.

Palmers Green Festival
Palmers Green Festival 
This was a fabulous event held at our lovely local park in early September and attracted a huge number of visitors on the day, despite the poor weather. We were thrilled to meet a number of our previous clients and to make contact with many new people interested in our work. We're eagerly awaiting the dates for next year's Festival.  

ILD - Greenwich Meridian
International Light Day (ILD)
To celebrate ILD, founded by Pauline in 2013, we paid a fascinating visit to Greenwich Observatory in September and during our day, straddled the Meridian Line - as you can see from our photo!
Chinese Ballet
Sadler's Wells - Chinese Ballet
We rounded off a hectic year with dinner and a cultural outing to the Chinese Ballet in December.   
A fabulous performance and an uplifting end to the year!    

Our Clients 
We 'd like to finish with a huge thank you to all our wonderful clients. Your grace and fortitude in often very challenging circumstances is awesome - we salute you!

Contact Details
We try to keep our database accurate so if you have moved house, or changed your telephone contact details or have a preferred email address, please do let us know.

Seasonal Holiday Opening Dates

We are open Monday - Saturday throughout the year with the exception of 25 and 26 December and 1 January.

 Please contact us for full weekend opening times during school holidays.

SLC Talks and Outreach

We are available to give Talks to parents and specialist interest groups and to provide Outreach Programmes for groups regionally.
Please contact
Heather Benghiat on

Events in 2017
Bérard International Day (BID) - 20 January

Each year we acknowledge the birthday of Dr Guy Bérard, developer and founder of Auditory Integration Training (AIT). A great man who developed a brilliant therapy which has helped so many people improve their lives.

MK SEND Information Day - PACA - Parents and Carers Alliance
4 February 2017
The Ridgeway, Wolverton.

Pauline has been invited to give workshops for the Milton Keynes Special Educational Needs and Disability Day. For further details please visit:

Professional Training Courses: March and July

We are running professional training courses in sound and light therapy. If you are interested, please contact us on:

Visit to  Kuwait - March

Pauline will be visiting Kuwait to provide a talk and client consultations. If you would like to see her there, please contact us:
International Light Association (ILA)
Annual Conference
30 April - 3 May 2017

The ILA are holding their next conference "The Power of Light" in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA. As architect of International Light Day (ILD), Pauline will provide the conference with an annual update on ILD news.

Isle of Man Outreach July/August

Once again, at the invitation of Manx Mencap, we will be returning for the eighth time to the Isle of Man. There are some funded places still available. If you live in the Isle of Man and are interested or know anyone who is, please contact us:

Palmers Green Festival  September
Date to be announced

We look forward to exhibiting 
 once again. 

SenseAbility Course
13 September  
A one-day Course on the importance of efficient functioning and integration of the sensory systems together with programmes to be done in school or at home. 

If you would like more information or to register. please 

The Sound Learning Centre
+44 (0)20 8882 1060