ILA Authors

ILA member Dr.  Andrew Wolvin has written the opening chapter, "The Art of Listening:  Communicating Effectively with a Patient in Pain" in a new clinical manual entitled Diagnosing Dental and Orofacial Pain: A Clinical Manual edited by Alex J. Moule, M. Lamar Hicks.  Diagnosing Dental and Orofacial Pain: A Clinical Manual approaches a complex topic in a uniquely practical way. http://www.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-1118925009.html  This text offers valuable advice on ways to observe and communicate effectively with patients in pain, how to analyze a patient’s pain descriptions, and how to provide a proper diagnosis of orofacial pain problems that can arise from sources anywhere from teeth, joint and muscle pain, and paranasal sinuses to cluster headaches, neuralgias, neuropathic pain and viral infections.

Check out ILA member Corine Jansen’s blog where she describes how listening to patient narratives will let the care provider restore the central role of the patient’s own story in the healing process


ILA member Dr Chris Bond has written ‘Hashtag, Gender, Race, Social Media and You. https://he.kendallhunt.com/product/hashtag-gender-race-social-media-you  Hashtags and social media have a powerful influence. Dr Bond examines how social media can change society in both positive and negative ways.  Hashtag examines the entire gamut of social media, from the history of the hashtag and social media, to current users, to the future of social media and hashtags. Created for college students, professionals, and laypersons, this e-book presents the negative and positive attributes of hashtags and social media. Dr Bond discusses professional and ethical use of social media and hashtags within the workplace and examines hashtags in emergency response (crisis) situations, current marketing strategies, sporting events and television fandom. 

Listening Leaders: The Ten Golden Rules to Listen, Lead and Succeed by Dr Lyman K. Steil and Dr Richard K. Bommelje. This book is based on interviews with leaders from around the globe including CEOs, entrepreneurs, educators, military officers, celebrities, homemakers and pilots. The authors answer questions such as Why is listening the most important skill for leaders? How can you build a Listening Organization? If we do not listen, we cannot learn. Listening is a vital skill. It is especially important in view of the amount of information and misinformation that is exchanged in today’s world. 

ILA member Prof. Dr. Brigit Eriksson-Hotz, together with Prof. Dr. Stefan Hauser leads a research center in Switzerland  specializing in speaking, listening and conversation. www.zentrum-muendlichkeit.ch .Their organization, The Center for Oral Communication at the University of Teacher Education Zug is pleased to announce the publication of the fifth volume in its "orality" series. "Gesprächskompetenz in schulischer Interaktion – normative Ansprüche und kommunikative Praktiken" is published by hep publishing (hep-Verlag, Bern, Switzerland). What are the norms regarding "good conversation" in German language education? How do learners experience conversation norms in class and what norms do they encounter outside of school? What does the analysis of course books reveal about the relationship between norms and conversational competence? This anthology discusses these and similar questions about the norms of conversational competence. The contributions discuss the implications of normative assumptions for teaching and for interaction in schools.

Combining meditation, art, reflection, and self-discovery as ways to uncover and develop the ability to truly listen, this powerful book is an invaluable resource for everyone who seeks wholeness in their lives. https://www.amazon.co.uk/d/Books/Sacred-Art-Listening-Reflections-Cultivating-Spiritual-Practice/145967992X/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1478953623&sr=11&keywords=Lindahl+The+Sacred+Art+of+Listening%3A+40+Reflections+for+Cultivating+a+Spiritual+Practice You will learn the three essential qualities of deep listening - silence, reflection and presence. This elegantly profound book will help lead us to a more enlightened time when the listening ear, not the penetrating eye, will be our primary symbol of understanding.

This lively book helps children use all of their senses to explore how God is always present in their everyday lives, and is always listening.  Using simple, everyday examples to which children can relate helps children develop a direct and personal understanding of God. This book helps children come to know the God who hears them even when they are silent.https://www.amazon.co.uk/How-Does-God-Listen-Lindahl/dp/1594730849/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1478953408&sr=1-1&keywords=Lindahl+How+does+God+listen

This workshop-in-a-book examines the varied ways we are called to deep listening with practical, easy-to-follow advice and exercises to enhance your capacity to listen in a spirit-filled way.https://www.amazon.co.uk/Practicing-Sacred-Art-Listening-Relationships-ebook/dp/B01HT6DB1C/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1478953320&sr=1-1&keywords=Practicing+the+Sacred+Art+of+Listening%3A+A+Guide+to+Enrich+your+Relationships+and+Kindle+Your+Spiritual+Life You will be inspired to discover how different your conversations will be when you stop just talking and start really listening. 


 Think of an issue that makes your blood boil.  https://www.amazon.com/Why-Cant-We-Talk-Christian/dp/1594734437 Now imagine lunch with a friend who is just as passionate about it - on the other side. How can the two of you even broach the issue, let alone hear each other with curiosity and compassion? ILA author John Backman’s demonstrates how to restore dialogue with curiosity, civility and compassion.

 Sales Director Stu Preston has just six months to improve his performance or find another job. Despite his boss’s comment that he is not listening enough, Stu has no idea how to change his performance until he finds an unlikely sage. He learns how to listen better at work and in life, and realizes just how important listening can be; it’s the cornerstone of all human behavior.  Rick Bommelje, 2013, Listening Pays: Achieve Significance Through the Power of Listening https://www.amazon.com/Listening-Pays-Achieve-Significance-Through-ebook/dp/B00ARJGDN2/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1474666201&sr=1-1&keywords=listening+pays

 The authors believe that we are created for deep, meaningful, and emotionally intimate relationships.. They encourage others to find safe people in their lives to foster relationships that provide true support, unconditional love, and grace.. Someone To Tell It To may remind us that we are not alone in our fears, or in our feelings of inadequacy and uncertainty. Readers may be motivated to create more vital connections in their lives, connections that can be life-giving and soul-enriching, that can bring peace in the dark seasons of our lives. "Having someone to tell it to" as author Miles Franklin writes, is "one of the fundamental needs of human beings" Gingerich, M. & Kaden, T.(2014) "Someone To Tell It To: Sharing Life's Journey". Bloomington, Indiana: WestBow Press

Communication Across Contexts: A Listening-Centered Approach is an introductory text designed to give students a broad skill set in communication. https://www.kendallhunt.com/lahman/By exploring what it means to be both effective and appropriate communicators, students learn that communication competence is not just about getting what you want, but is also about acting in ways that build positive relationships and respect the wants and needs of others. The text prepares students to develop public speaking, interpersonal, and small group communication skills to succeed in college and the workplaceCommunication Across Contexts.

 Listening explores the process and role of listening in human communication as a cognitive process, as a social function, and as a critical professional competency. https://www.amazon.com/Listening-Processes-Competency-Debra-Worthington/dp/0132288540 While introducing students the theory and research of listening scholarship, Worthington and Fitch-Hauser also help students to build practical skills and achieve the desired outcomes of effective listening.  Listening: Processes, Functions and Competency Worthington, D. L., & Fitch-Hauser, M. (2nd edition anticipated 2017). Routledge.  

 Curriculum Designing in the Arena of Effective Communication: A Paradigm Shift from Teacher Centered to Learner Centered Approach. This study addresses the pivotal shift from teacher-centered to learner centered methodologies. The authors develop a cognitive and pragmatic approach that can easily be adapted in any learning setting and environment. Zainab Saeed Khurshid & Shalini Chakranarayan (2015)  Lambert Academic Publishing. LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing https://www.amazon.co.uk/Curriculum-Designing-Arena-Effective-Communication/dp/3659819697

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