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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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Observations

You will be Collecting the Data On Your Own Child and Sending That to Us. These are Observations You May See Going Through Listening Therapy. It's Important to Document it All!

Prior to starting Lollipop Listening Therapy®, we get a good picture of your child’s issues through a comprehensive history, listening checklist and goals  – our baseline. We can better understand where the listener’s strengths and weaknesses lie even without ever seeing them. We don’t need to do elaborate or expensive initial evaluations, saving you money. Most likely the child already has summaries and reports from other professionals you have seen that are very beneficial to us understanding their history. We use all of this to better grasp their individual needs and to drive the program in the right direction tailored to their specific issues and giving them optimal benefit from a customized program.

 

 

Daily observation forms will also be used by parents to track the progress of the child and submitted to us weekly. As we graph the data, we can see trends in your child as they progress through this therapy and also see where we need to further concentrate and drive your customized program. Keep in mind, this is an on-going process and that we must let the therapy do its job which takes weeks and months, sometimes years of training. How much time depends on many factors such as:

 

  • Is the listener compliant and doing it every day without fail?
  • Is the listener doing it as prescribed and no more?
  • Is the listening refraining from phone calls, TV, radio, computer, electronic games, other music, or eating and drinking during listening?
  • Is the listener incorporating the sensory integration activities that have been advised?
  • Are the mandatory breaks (2 day weekend) being taken for assimilation of the changes?
  • Are the consults being adhered to where advice is given and progress is shared to better guide you through the program?

 

All of these things are important for success with an auditory training program. Every listener is different so their time to response is different. But what is typically seen from the program is fall-out in these different frequency zones that correlate to different brain and body issues.

 

A detailed Guidebook with listening logs and observation forms are included in every listening package to keep track of your child’s daily listening sessions and to chart their progress. These observation forms will be submitted to Sound Therapy Systems on a weekly basis.

 

 

Common Low-Frequency Changes

 

 

When the child is working in the low frequencies, you may begin to see sensory integration issues right themselves, or moving in that direction. We often see posture changes, more body awareness, less tactile sensitivities, less oral sensitivities, less pickiness in food preferences, more tolerance to textures, able to have things worn on the head more, or hair and teeth brushing may not be so traumatic any longer.


We are desensitizing the body to all of the hypersensitivities so these sensory issues may calm down and put the body back on track. Balance and coordination may also improve as well as fine and gross motor skills and handwriting. An overall self-regulation may be seen. Potty training has also been reported as a by-product of auditory training if that is something your child needs to master as well!

 

Hyper children may be calmed by this zone since they originally pick up too many high, stimulating frequencies and tend to keep moving and climbing all day long. It is typical for children to become very tired and drained in the low frequency.

 

Lollipop Notes

 

NOTE: Though the low frequencies work on the vestibular system (inner ear) and getting the body in-sync, these frequencies are actually very draining. It's not uncommon for listeners to be overly tired and run-down during this phase of the listening therapy. That actually indicates that this therapy is working and that the music is getting into the brain and making changes. Those new neural pathways are being formed! If this happens to your child, please discuss this with Sound Therapy Systems at your next consult, or before if need be, so that we can alter their program to give them the energy they need and rev them up to be productive while going through Lollipop.

 

Common Middle-Frequency Changes

 

 

When the child is in the middle frequencies, parents should look for better attention, focus, concentration and memory. Speech and language may get more spontaneous, the voice quality may improve so that a person who once spoke so softly you could barely hear them may now becoming audible and clear.

 

 

In the same respect, some people who can't modulate their voice and tone it down instead of screaming may now have a calmer, more consistence speech pattern and can work on remediating their monotone. Now expression and intonation takes their voice and their communication to a new level. Being able to now use their voice and express themselves, children may become more social and involved in the world around them. Communication may now start to become 2-way and more spontaneous.

 

 

Singers or musicians report more musical ability and vocal performance now being able to hear and sing more of the audible spectrum. Staying on task longer may be seen as well as attention to detail and auditory memory.


 

Common High-Frequency Changes

 

 

The high spectrum may bring with it not just an overall energizing benefit for all those who are sluggish, tired and run-down with no ability to kick-start themselves, but the burst of creativity and imagination is a wonderful benefit from the this zone. Motor planning may really take off in these high frequencies and children who find it hard to spit out the words, always tripping over their sentences may now be able to create and collect their thoughts and talk more fluidly and more spontaneously. Spatial reasoning is part of this zone and math may improve as well. Less anxiety and/or depression may be seen in this zone as well as more organization and planning skills.

 

Lollipop Notes

 

NOTE: Though the high frequencies charge the brain and work on the higher functioning skills of creativity and imagination, these frequencies can be very stimulating. It's not uncommon for young listeners to be fussy, cranky and tantrum during this phase of the listening therapy. If this is seen in your child, Sound Therapy Systems will advise you what to do in this case and prescribe relief from the high frequencies to ground them more.

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