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The Sound Learning Centre(12 Posts)
Remember someone discussing this a few weeks ago and am thinking of booking an assessment for ds (5 asd and SPD).
Anyone had any good/bad experiences?
Took DD to the Sound Learning Centre about three months ago. We had the assessment and they advised that DD just coming up to 4 years old could be helped by AIT. We went ahead with the treatment and halfway through the treatment I did notice that DD seemed to notice more in the environment and she was giving eye contact ALL the time when speaking to us (she was diagnosed with ASD when 3.5) as opposed to just maybe 70% per cent of the time. I wanted to do the treatment in the hope that DD's expressive language skills would improve and they have been slowly improving but if that would have happened anyway who knows?? Changes can happen up to 6-9 months afterward treatment from what I believe. The staff were great and I know each child is individual and what could work for one child may not for another but I have no regrets about going ahead with the treatment. Hope this helps and if you do decide to go ahead please let us know how things go.
I've been raving about how good the sound learning centre is. My ds is 9 and has aspergers. In April he did auditory integration treatment and the vision problem. The AIT really helped. At the begining they did an audiogram which showed he had distorted and hypersensitive hearing. Basically the normal speech frequency was painful for him. After 10 day treatment his audiogram showed his hearing was almost perfect. The result of that was he stopped needing to walk out of class all the time. He used to walk out of class about 5 times a day and now he never does.
The vision therapy didn't help as dramitally. Although it did give him 3d vision - he stilll has huge visual perception problems. To be honest I think maybe he closed his eyes when he was meant to be looking at it.
We've just started the neuro development programme (retained reflexes) with him - and we are stunned with the improvements. He is just far better in every way.
So, they are very expensive, but definately worth it.
Thanks, that sounds very interesting. I spoke to a therapist there yesterday and received the info pack today. I know ds has definete sensory issues esp with noise although he has developed a coping mechanism for this.
The prices are expensive but as you say worth it to see an improvement.
Will let you know how we get on!
Do you think the reflex programme could help a child with cerebral palsy (v. mild).
My ds has retained reflexes that I can see (ie moro) and I'm sure all the rest.
Has anyone been to the sound learning centre with a child who has CP?
Hi just got back from Sound and Learning Centre.
Was very cautious to if any effects at all! Being an old fashion research mum ABA was all I really followed (with diet).
Gave it a try...ds age 5 yrs loved the music and became relaxed the whole treatment which was a big WOW!
On day 7 ds ASKED to use a hand dryer (usually frightnened and hands over ears).
Today ds walked down the steps at home correctly for the first time ever
Noticing lots of improvements in such a short spaceI will bring ds back in 2yrs to see if more improvements are made!
Ds did the reflex programmes (did the lot basically) and although I have not started these yet I can see the logic in it! Will be starting now ds is better after three week virus ds caught in London yuck!
Go for it...the smallest of changes soon add up fast!
skewiff - (Luckily) I don't know anything about CP, but the retained reflexes exercises my son has been given are very gentle, for example blowing and sucking through a straw, and touching his right knee with his left hand etc.
I'd ring them and ask about CP, but as each exercise is individually prescribed for your child, I think it's likely he would be able to do the exercises and that they'd help.
Hi, I know this thread is old but does anybody know if these kind of therapies might help with PDA (Pathological Demand Avoidance)?
Retained reflex therapy has helped my son in such a positive way. He has asd and was an anxious child and a bit demand avoidant. He wouldn't try new things, wouldn't leave me, was aggressive and unpleasant. He's a totally different child - relaxed, calm, listens to everything I ask of him (or will negotiate his way out out politely), I can't remember the last meltdown. He's just lovely to be around. So, yes, it's helped us. I'm looking into AIT to tweak things. I also am doing vision therapy using Engaging Eyes (online programme recommended highly on MN ). Give it a go.
Thanks milothemonkey. My DS is 6yo and is with PDA, some ADHD and some Dyspraxia, and also suspected Asperger's. I recently found about the Sound Learning Centre and we booked an appointment for next week. I'm hoping that sound therapy will help reduce the tantrums, agression, avoidance and anxiety when not in control, and also with adhd. It really gives me hope reading all these positive comments about the treatments at the Centre. Haven't heard about Retained reflex therapy and Vision therapy. Will investigate. Thanks a lot!
I just wanted to get an update on how your children did with AIT & Neuro Dev. Prog. I'm considering this for my 3 yr old ASD, Non verbal, selective hearing and probably selective receptive language too (I think it's selective but it could well be something else - he usually responds if I hold a sweet).
I wanted to know after how long you noticed improvements, what kind of improvements, any improvement on receptive and expressive language, focus and were they permanent?
I've read so many post, for some it did nothing and for some the improvements were not permanent. I thought I'd ask for some experience - we are thinking about the SLC in Palmers Green.
I do hope to hear from you soon.
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