Systematic Integration Technique - Johansen Sound Therapy

Johansen Sound Therapy

What is Johansen Sound Therapy
Applications
Treatment

Dyslexia
Dyspraxia
Hyperactivity
Attention Deficit Disorder
Stress
Speech and Language Difficulties
Behaviour problems

WHAT IS JOHANSEN SOUND THERAPY?

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.

APPLICATIONS

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.

TREATMENT

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.

DOES YOUR CHILD EXPERIENCE ANY OF THESE DIFFICULTIES:

1. Suspected hearing difficulties
2. History of recurring ear infections
3. Oversensitivity to certain sounds
4. Short attention span
5. Distractability.
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
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