Sound Therapy for Asperger's Syndrome
Attention Deficit Disorder or Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder in the UK is thought to impact between 3% to 5% of school aged children, however, although the focus is often upon children, it is not only children that have ADHD, but adolescents and adults too.
The prevalence of ADD/ADHD in the adult population is said to be between 3% and 4% but the majority of these individuals go un-diagnosed.
In the USA the figures are higher and rise to 9% and 11% with an increase in girls and women over the last 5 years, so in terms of numbers it's in the millions and ever increasing, so we know there is a huge challenge to work on, with various tools and techniques.
The majority of people with ADD/ADHD have auditory reception problems and although they can hear, they have difficulty making sense of what they hear. They often can't tune out unwanted input and focus on specific tasks. It is this indiscriminate reception of auditory input which leads to the inability to concentrate their attention on a selected topic for any length of time, which can then lead to additional challenges, certainly in a school or college setting.
Poor functioning of the frontal lobe means those with ADD/ADHD find it difficult to put the brakes on and control the impulse to act. This impulsiveness and hyperactivity also leads to behavioral problems and present as poor social skills, which often leads to feelings of low self-worth and lack of confidence.
How Sound Therapy Can Help ADD/ADHD
We have had some great results using the Sound Therapy Listening Program which has helped restore the ability to think quickly and put the brakes on before acting. It may also retrain the listening capacity or the auditory reception process, so that the user can learn to focus on the desired sound and to relay the sound directly to the language centre in the brain.
Auditory reception problems are caused, in part, by the shutting down of the ear to certain frequencies of sound as the ear muscles become lazy and unresponsive and therefore must be stimulated in order to regain the capacity to tune into the desired sound.
It is similar to what happened in the Rumanian orphanages when the children had closed down certain parts of the ear sensitivity to the sound of bombs and screaming. By doing this they became de-sensitised to certain sounds. However, when they stimulated the ear those hearing ranges came back on line.
The Sound Therapy Listening Program has been shown to help provide this stimulation and rehabilitation for the ear and may help to re-organise the auditory transmission in the brain. This process helps to reduce stress and tension in the whole nervous system as the user becomes able to concentrate and focus instead of being constantly distracted by every the environment.
In addition to this, the 5 level program can be used to bring the user slowly down by working from level 5 to level 1 rather than level 1to level 5. The feedback has been really positive when this approach is used as you can see by some of the success testimonials.
- Improved learning abilities
- Increased self-confidence
- Improvement in behaviour
- Calmer mind with less distracting thoughts
- Enhanced concentration and focus
- Improvements in co-ordination
- More self-worth and self-esteem
- Happier home life
You Can Instantly Download The Program To Your Computer (Mp3 Files) or Purchase the Sound Therapy program Pre-Loaded Onto A Ruizu Mp3 player.
The Added Benefits Of Confidence And Self Esteem
Children on the Autistic Spectrum often have feelings of inferiority after repeated failure. It feels unfair that they must try many times harder than anyone else to achieve results.
Sound Therapy may offer immediate emotional relief because it is a method of treatment that requires no extra effort from the user. Sound Therapy does not require the child to struggle with the challenging area and can enjoy a treatment that is not a constant reminder of his or her own challenges because all you do is listen. When using the Sound Therapy Listening Program we usually see an improvement in self-confidence and self-esteem, which leads to a happier state and often a receptive and motivated learner.