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mozartRecovering from Autism was possible for one little girl. All she needed was help from a musical genius...MOZART!

“This book needs to go out to everybody…absolutely everybody! It is HUGE!”

--Lisa Rinna, Hollywood Personality and TV Actress


“Listen Up! This remarkable story is for every person with a child waiting to be awakened to language and communication.”

--Don Campbell, Author of The Mozart Effect for Children


 "Awakening Ashley" is a remarkable, beautiful story written with insight and intelligence. Sharon lets parents know they an go through the ear when treating a child with Autism."

 --Michael Palmer, MD 15 time New York Times Bestselling Author of The Last Surgeon

Click here to listen to messages from Sharon about about Autism and  her daughter Ashley's recovery.



We have a Lollipop Listening Therapy Support Group Facebook Page for all clients so be sure to go there and get great advice and chat with parents already doing Lollipop. I will be on there answering questions as well. It's great for you to hear all the wonderful exciting improvements coming straight from parents.









Activities to do While Listening

We Integrate Listening Therapy with Sensory Activities During this Sound Therapy Program


Children learn about their world through all of their senses. A. Jean Ayres, originator of the theory of Sensory Integration, considers the following sensory systems to be of primary importance in the organizational development of the central nervous system:


  • sense of touch (tactile)
  • sense of gravity (vestibular)
  • sense of organization and spontaneous planning (praxis)
  • sense provided from muscles and joints (proprioception)


Activities to Do While Listening

While your child is wearing headphones and listening, it is recommended that you incorporate sensory integration (SI) activities into the listening regimen. This is a way to stimulate the vestibular system (inner ear) through both the ear (using sound) and the body (using SI activities). Your Lollipop Listening Therapy® package will come with more detailed suggested activities to do while listening, but a few of the activities that we suggest are:





Crossing Midline;

Working on fine and gross motor skills;

Eye Tracking/Hand-Eye Coordination;

Motor Planning and Sequencing



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To further break the activities down into the sensory systems, you can follow these activities or do some of your own that your child likes:



Sense of touch: – tactile perception: the ability to distinguish various objects through touch and pressure. (Some children will crave these activities; some children will show no reaction; some children may display adverse reactions to these activities). 

sand box

 foot & finger paints

 clay and mud pies

 flour and water (play dough)

 feely-box – box with hand sized opening used to explore familiar objects without vision

 drawing with hands in sand, oatmeal, stones, etc.

 rolling down a grassy hill or ramp

 pretending to swim on a mat or rug, using a towel to dry off

 playing inch worm

 rolling across a room inside of a barrel or box

 having the child rub different parts of his/her body with various textures such

    as corduroy, terry cloth, fur, velvet, etc.


Sense of gravity: – vestibular perception: input to the middle ear and its balance mechanisms.

 rolling


 seesaw

 merry-go-round

 rocking chair

 twister game

 snake – wiggling a rope on the floor and jumping over it

 row, row, row your boat – singing and rocking in a circle – back, forward, sideways


Senses from muscles and joints: – proprioception: direct input to joints, muscles and tendons of the body for basic body awareness.

 pushing, pulling, carrying heavy objects (fill laundry basket with books and push/pull)

 jumping on a trampoline

 hopping on flat surfaces – hopscotch

 tumbling activities; forward rolling, backwards roll, log roll, etc.

 crawling on stomach; on arms and elbows or hands and knees

 wheelbarrow walks

 clapping games

 catching medicine ball

 isometric activities – make the room larger (pushing walls with body parts), moving furniture, re-arranging tables, etc.



Motor planning (Praxis): requires integrated input from the senses in order to organize and execute movement. The following activities are suggested to aid the child in spontaneous motor planning movement: 

 animal walks; elephant, crab, duck, kangaroo, frog, etc.

 jump rope or hopping

 crawling under objects, through objects, over objects, etc.

 statue game – quick change of positions

 Simon Says

 obstacle course

 scooter board games

 kicking balloons or balls; soccer



Activities NOT to Do While Listening

Activities such as reading, writing, complicated math or homework, working on the computer, watching TV, videos, hand-held video games, Wii, Nintendo or using the iPad are NOT recommended as these tend to absorb your attention. Also, do not eat, drink, or chew gum during your listening session.


Lollipop Notes


We recommend sensory and movement activities while listening, because it will enhance the effect of the treatment. We are stimulating the ears through the music, but we can also do it through the body. There is research that shows that when a child receives sensory integration activities prior to a speech session, they do much better with their speech session. Remember, the Vestibular System and the Auditory System work together. When you affect one, you affect the other!