This morning I found this in my inbox:
"Hi Ann!!! Exciting news!!! After a couple of days in the educational doldrums, R. has popped up this morning with better attention and has grappled with hard concepts with comparative ease! She even made a clever deduction about how to find the area of a cylinder! We've studied how to find the area of a circle, and the area of a right solid, and she must have put that info together and deduced how to find the area of a cylinder! Blew me away! That's not the kind of "link" she usually gets on her own!!!!!!!!"
This is for a girl who has attention and reasoning issues and has been using an Integrated Listening Systems' Focus program for a few months. Her progress has been consistent, and I'm always delighted to see this type of response, as the changes usually show up more subtly.
Yesterday I attended another sound therapy seminar, always adding to my understanding of the changes this therapy can produce in our brains and our behaviors. Sound frequency zones, applied through bone conducted sound, can have profound effects on auditory processing, and therefore on reading and comprehension, on focus and attention and on executive function skills. Balance and coordination and memory are also positively affected, so this can be a very helpful program for aging brains. It has sure helped me! Going to put my headphones on now...