For those of you who remember me talking about listening therapy, let me fill you in on some exciting news. Audioforge Labatories and Ease Music have worked together and have produced an app there are three versions:
EAse Lite Version EAse Personal Version EAse Pro Version
What Listening therapy can do, is assist those who are on the spectrum those with Auditory Processing Issues and those with Sensory Processing Issues. The initial idea is that you desensitise the person to the sounds that bother them. A simple illustration would be a child who struggles with the hand dryer in the toilets, to gradually introduce the sound of the hand dryer from different positions until they are able to use the hand dryer without distress. This music works on a similar principle.
Desensitisation is not the only benefit of this listening therapy. As with any other symptoms of Sensory Processing Disorder I am sure it also assisted with other issues. This included things like emotion regulation, planning and organisation. Also we had a breakthrough in one area that our son who had been struggling to put his socks on, suddenly learnt how to put his socks on. Keep in mind some of the music will have different effects on your child which is why it is so beneficial and I believe essential to have an OT work with you as they have the experience to share with you and make adjustments as you go.
This year with our money we are considering purchasing this app.. and using it to add to our son's current therapy as we have found it extremely beneficial.
Please check out my other posts on Sensory Therapy as well :)