Attention Deficit Disorder
Speech and Language Difficulties
The Johansen Sound Therapy was developed and researched by Dr. Kjeld Johansen at the Dyslexia Research Laboratory in Denmark, following extensive studies on auditory laterally and the connection with reading and spelling problems. It is a system of intensive sound micromassage which works on the auditory system. Studies have shown that the neurons in the cerebral cortex can be regenerated through sound stimulation. Due to the complex link that exists between the hearing, the brain and the body, by stimulating the hearing mechanism with sound therapy the balance, posture and behaviour can be positively affected.
Sound Therapy can help in areas such as: speech difficulties, stress, reduced hearing, confused laterally, sequencing problems, auditory delay and STM (short term memory). It is also beneficial to children with learning difficulties and motor co-ordination weakness.
An audiometric test is carried out to measure hearing thresholds on each ear and to determine hearing acuity throughout the hearing range, the child/adult embarks on a listening program with specially recorded CDs to be listened to, for ten minutes once a day for a period of 4 to 6 weeks. Further audiograms are taken every three to four months and customised CDs prescribed to stimulate the systems involved in hearing, balance,co-ordination, eye function, hand writing and correct ear dominance.
|1. Suspected hearing difficulties|
|2. History of recurring ear infections|
|3. Oversensitivity to certain sounds|
|4. Short attention span|
|6. Confusion of similar sounding words|
|7. Needs repetition of instructions|
|8. Unable to follow sequential instructions|
|9. Flat monotonous voice|
|10. Delayed speech difficulties|
|11. Confusion or reversal of letters|
|12. Disorganised, poor sense of time|
|13. Poor handwriting, unusual pen grip|
|14. Poor posture when sitting at the table|
|15. Weak hand eye co-ordination|
|16. Tendency to allergies|
|17. Asthma, Eczema, Epilepsy|
|18. Behaviour problems|