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LAMPJ
04-11-10, 02:44 PM
Hi
Whilst awaiting our appointment with the doctor to get my son tested for ADHD a friend put me in touch with a man who has helped a lot of kids with many ADHD symptoms. We went today and it was really interesting to see how he worked watching how my son holds his pen, different moves, which eye he favours etc. When doing auditory tests it turns out that my son hears base sounds 50 times louder than average which can be a reason why he finds it hard to concentrate at school. he is going to send us a CD that my son will have to listen to for 10 mins each night to help with this. just wondered if anyone has heard of or had any results negative or positive with these methods?

LynneC
04-11-10, 07:36 PM
Lampj, I have not heard about it, but it sounds interesting. Please keep us updated. :)

MuscleMama
04-11-10, 09:37 PM
What does INPP stand for? How did he measure the hearing? What is his title/profession? I'm interested in learning more if you can share. Thx!

LAMPJ
04-12-10, 08:08 AM
inpp.org.uk/index.php (http://inpp.org.uk/index.php) you need to put the www. in front but I think I read somewhere that on this forum it doesn't work to send links? you can also google the name Sally Goddard. I just found this guy through a friend of mine so not sure what his job title is. As far as I know there isn't any scientific proof for these methods however the results this guy has had, has meant that spme schools have agreed to send their teachers to learn more about his methods. From the little I understand it seems that there are a lot of reflexes that we have at birth that usually disappear around the age of 6 months but don't in some children, particularly children who have been born traumatically (fast births, vonteuse etc) In a lot of these children for example they don't read with a dominant leading eye, they switch the whole time between right and left meaning that they can't read well as they see a jumble rather than a word. He gives specific exercises that help these children train up the ability to focus again. In my son's case he didn't have a problem with that however the hearing test involved about 10 different sounds at various different frequencies. Some sounds at some frequencies we can't hear however in my son's case he can (e.g when something is plugged in to the wall but switched off, you can hear that it is still plugged in ). I know this isn't making much sense but I hope that the website explains better. He also had to repeat various short sounds e.g puk, tof, lak and every word that began with a B or H he got wrong as when he hears speech apparently he doesn't process the sound in the same way. According to this guy, he creates a special CD with a sound specialist which if you listen to it for 10 mins a day over a period of 8 weeks helps to correct these problems. I will keep you posted. He also did test where my son had to sit on the floor and was told to focus on me in front of him. Then he rocked him side to side. Kids who have trouble with motor skills often lean thier head to the rocking side instead of trying to lean the other way to keep on balance. Apaarently you can train up this ability too so it helps them to ride bikes. Amazingly interetsing

MuscleMama
04-12-10, 12:07 PM
Actually I have looked at that site quickly. The primitive reflex thing is something I just learned about myself last week because my son was diagnosed with it! I posted about it in my thread "my younger son" if you're interested. I read a few things Sally Goddard has online and was trying to find her books at my library, but they don't have any.

My son may also have some auditory processing stuff, so I am very interested in what you're posting. The behavioral optometrist did a very in depth vision exam, but he hasn't had his hearing tested like your son did.

Does the guy who did the testing and gave you the CD have his own website? What is his name?

Thanks!

MuscleMama
04-12-10, 01:03 PM
Just found this on the inpp website under 'auditory processing disorder' (http://www.inpp.org.uk/learning_difficulties/auditory_processing_disorder.php)

What is Johansen Individualised Auditory Stimulation (IAS)?

INPP Chester offers assessment and therapy using Johansen IAS.

Johansen IAS is one form of Sound Therapy or Auditory Integration Therapy. It has been developed in Denmark by Dr. Kjeld Johansen, (see www.dyslexia-lab.dk (http://www.dyslexia-lab.dk)) from original work by Christian A. Volf. The programme involves listening to a series of specially recorded, individually customised music CDs for 10 to 15 minutes per day, for a period of approximately 9 months. The CDs can be listened to at any time of the day, through headphones on a personal stereo or on a more sophisticated music centre.

The music, developed in Denmark by Bent Peder Holbech of Rotna Music, is pleasant and easy to listen to and wherever possible is customised to the specific needs of the individual using computer technology and software developed by Mediacenter in Sweden - see www.sensograph.com (http://www.sensograph.com). The music is designed to stimulate the nerve pathways into and within the brain - in particular the areas dealing with language - and thus improve language processing abilities.

Concentration, listening and understanding of language are all enhanced as the subskills for learning become more efficient. Gains in reading and spelling are also often seen, as the ability to analyse the sound structure of words is strengthened.

Other forms of Sound Therapy include The Listening Programme, The Tomatis Method, AIT (Auditory Integration Training), Samonas Sound Therapy and Musica Medica.

LAMPJ
04-12-10, 02:18 PM
hi
thank you so much for finding those links!
the guy doesn't have his own website or anything. He is a sweet, slightly older man, who loves working with these types of children and i guess it's just luck if you hear from somone about him so if this works I will be posting about him like mad so that others can get help too!

LAMPJ
04-12-10, 02:21 PM
oh sorry I forgot to post his name. Björn Gustavsson :)