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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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Use of Mozart Music to Treat Autism and Develpemental Delays

mozartAccording to Dr. Tomatis, one of the many functions of the ear is to charge the brain; to stimulate the cortex so as to bring about desired results from functions that reside in this area of the brain. To that end, Mozart was the most researched by Dr. Tomatis to stimulate the brain and put order back into the nervous system. His research concluded that Mozart was perhaps the most simple, pure, and repetitive - the brain loves repetition. With respect to charging the brain, it had the greatest effect and according to Tomatis, "an impact, which others (composers) don't have; a curative and healing power."

 

Dr. Tomatis‘ goal of auditory training was to change the way a person listens by allowing their ears to discriminate all the frequencies of sound. They become an antenna to receive sound and prime the nervous system enhancing the vestibular and auditory function. Mozart does this by opening up the ear and changing the listening capabilities of an individual.

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Because the high frequencies of Mozart music are energizing and impart a charging effect on the cortex, according to Dr. Tomatis, the therapeutic effect that one receives from auditory training can really only happen from the filtering of Mozart‘s music which keeps more of those high frequencies in the musical compositions. Other classical compositions (like Beethoven and Bach) don‘t contain enough of the high frequencies to its pieces to render it therapeutic after a filtering process. These pieces are also too thick and emotional and can‘t ignite the brain and stimulate the vestibular and auditory functions like Mozart can; the ultimate goal of auditory training.

 

For years, researchers studied the effects of Mozart on students and their increased IQ scores. Mozart had shown increased spatial reasoning that was not seen when the research subject listened to silence or a score of another composer's music. Through the years the interest in Mozart to improve one's intellect grew and grew.

 

Gregorian Chant

 

monks chantingIf you've ever listened to the Monks chanting, you probably had a very calming, relaxing experience from this music. Gregorian chant is very soothing and calming, because one line they sing is a whole breath, which slows the heart rate. This can be very beneficial to children with ADD/ADHD and autism who are more on the hyperactive end and need to be slowed down and less anxious. Yet, on the other hand, the Monks chanting carry high frequencies. Not only are these frequencies energizing, but they can revitalize a child who is sluggish, tired and hard to motivatae. These higher frequencies also carry consonants and consonant blends which aid in the acquisition of speech and language and auditory processing. It is for these reasons that Gregorian Chant is also incorporated into the daily listening program of Lollipop.

 

 

 

Lollipop Notes

 

Don Campbell, author of the Mozart Effect and the Mozart Effect for Children, wrote about the overwhelming evidence that Mozart does, in fact, create a unique effect on the listener. He writes that whether it is before studying for a test, after surgery or even in the middle of a meal, Mozart can "re-orchestrate the moment". The "Mozart Effect", according to Don Campbell is more than a temporary effect. As defined by Campbell, the "Mozart Effect" is the inclusive term signifying the transformational powers of music in health, education, and well-being." (The late Don Campbell was a friend and mentor to me. Thanks for taking me under your wing! Miss you, Don!)

 

 

 

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