Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Hello? Can anyone out there hear me?!?

This week has brought a new tribulation joy to our therapy: listening therapy. Both boys are to spend 30 minutes 2 times a day listening to the CDs. This means 2 hours of our day are now eaten up with the boys listening. It's harder to get out and do stuff, it's slightly overwhelming, but we're learning to adapt. They'll do the listening therapy for 6 weeks.

The boys have started this program: Vital Sounds. So far it is amazing to me as a musician/music teacher how using sound can affect muscles, balance, and a host of other issues. I have been reading up a little bit about the "father" of using listening in a theraputic way, Tomatis. You might remember from a previous post that when I initially heard the CD during the boys' therapy, I felt nauseated. Makes me wonder what effect the CD has on me based off of my prior ear training.

Sa far so far slightly overwhelmed!


SaraBelle said...

Wow -- this is fascinating, Meghan! Thanks for sharing your journey . . . and good luck getting through the next 6 weeks!

Annie said...

That's wonderful. They are having some progress. God bless them.

Linda said...

We do listening therapy during Amelia's feeding therapy. It's a very interesting way to hear the music. Does it help? I don't know, but we're giving it a shot. I'd love to hear if it helps your kids!

Deb said...

I'm starting to realize that music has a profound effect on my toddlers. They don't have SPD (something I'm learning about through you), but classical music, especially during restless car rides, seems to soothe (and quiet!!) them instantly.

Good luck with the therapy--I hope all that commitment will pay off.

Danica said...

Very cool! Music is amazing!