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Mjw2568 Thu 07-Feb-13 22:50:44

Hi all
Iam new to all this just wanted to know if anyone out there has used sound therapy , where the child has to wear headphones and listens to music to help with speech disorders. Want to try but we haven't got endless finances so would like to know other parents findings
Thank you x

frizzcat Thu 07-Feb-13 23:29:22

which one were you thinking off? We are in the middle of The Theraputic Listening program. Although we have done it with a view to improving sensory noise modulation, I have seen an improvement in his social communication, as have most of the staff at the school.

In saying that it doesn't work for all (no therapy does) and certainly others on here have not had success with this program. We didn't pay for this, we fought our NHS OT and got ds onto it. I did do a lot of research listing all of ds issues and then tried to find the therapy best for him. He does have SALT for speech and language delay (ASD) and I actually didn't know that this therapy could actually help in this area until we were into it - so it was an added benefit. As I understand it these types of therapy deal with sensory modulation primarily - so that dc can get past these areas of difficulty and actually concentrate on the what is happening around them, including actually hearing what someone is saying to them, to be able to concentrate, process and respond.
Is this what you're looking for? Others will be along soon who have had success with other therapies - hopefully it'll be a good starting point to do some research

Dev9aug Fri 08-Feb-13 06:37:53

We did see some benefits. I have sent you a personal message.

Mjw2568 Fri 08-Feb-13 22:32:24

Thanks for that frizzcat will get onto our ot and see if she can get anything for our little girl,do you think just playing classical music through headphones would help them with their listening and language skills x

Mjw2568 Fri 08-Feb-13 22:33:33

Sorry meant to say we were thinking of the tomatis sound therapy x

frizzcat Sat 09-Feb-13 14:47:50

Sorry didn't see this until now - I'm honestly not sure about classical music, but if she finds it calming it can't be a bad thing as the calming effect may help her communicate. I know my ds finds it easier to do his homework if he listens to quiet classical music.
With TL you have special headphones that are designed for the program and they do make things sound different - difficult to describe the music sounds muffled like you have cotton wool in your ears but certain frequencies are picked very sharply.
Get on to your OT and see what they do, I haven't heard of tomatis, what does it involve? And what are the desired outcomes of it?

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