Sensory Integration and Sound Therapy
Sound Therapy helps the brain to organise billions of sensory stimuli every second so we can make sense of the world.
If you have learned that your child has a sensory processing disorder, you are at the start of making sense of some behaviours that have probably been quite bewildering. Now the mystery is being revealed as you learn about the many different expressions of this complex condition.
The question is, how can you help your child to normalise the way they deal with sensory input so they can interact more effectively with the world?
Our senses are normally thought to include hearing, sight, touch, smell and taste. Sensory integration specialists include three more, being vestibular (balance) proprioception (position and movement of the joints) and interoception (the sense of the internal organs.)
Our senses bring us information about our world. They are the way we orient ourselves, understand movement, space and events, and are able to learn, develop and interact.
The sensory pathways can also be used to stimulate the brain and improve our perception and knowledge.
““The only diagnosis we’ve had [for our little girl Khiara] is “intellectually disabled”. Obviously her condition has caused a lot of stress for the family, a lot of frustration. When we starte...”
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When information enters the brain there are many billions of stimuli each second, way too much for us to interpret. Our brain learns to inhibit some signals and pay attention to others sot eh world makes sense. We also learn to integrate and combine signals from our various senses to interpret what is happening in our world.
Sensory integration dysfunction
When a child has difficulty processing information fast enough and knowing which stimuli to attend to and how they combine together, the world can be confusing and frightening. Such children will have trouble interpreting sights, sounds, sensation of touch and movement in the normal way. This can result in coordination problems, over sensitivity to touch or sound or light, and resulting learning and adjustment problems.
““ ... I started looking more closely at auditory processing and how it impacted on listening, comprehension and reading. I knew this was where the reading process had come unstuck for my son, the ...”
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Sound Therapy and sensory integration
Sound Therapy is a very effective and important treatment for improving sensory integration. The stimulation received by the special algorithms in the Sound Therapy music helps the various sensory pathways to develop normally. Not only does it assist the senses of hearing and balance, but it helps to build the brain pathways which link to other sensory systems.
Early intervention is important to assist the child’s developmental building blocks without delay. Educators find that when Sound Therapy is used, it helps all the other interventions or therapies work better.
After 26 years in the Sound Therapy field, we really understand the importance of giving children every possible sensory stimulation to normalise their systems. Every week we hear from our listeners thanking us for the benefits their children have found. Listeners have reported very dramatic changes in the way their children approach learning, social relationships and life in general.
If you would like to learn more in depth about how Sound Therapy helps sensory integration, order Rafaele Joudry’s FREE eBook here and benefit from her decades of experience helping thousands of children to learn better with Sound Therapy.
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