Homeschooling can be tough, but if you homeschool a child with special needs, it can be even more challenging. Add in weekly appointments to an occupational therapist and life gets crazy. Sound for Life Ltd has created the
Sensory Integration Therapy at Home
How convenient is that? Say goodbye to travel time, herding the kids like cattle to the car so you aren’t late, or entertaining the rest of the troops in the waiting room for an hour with stale goldfish and gummy bears from the bottom of your purse.
How Does the Sensory Integration Therapy Training Work?
Besides the music, there are movement-based exercises the child will do for five minutes each day. This part of the program trains proprioception, which is the sense lets us know what position our body is in. Children who have proprioceptive problems
In a nutshell, all of this means the program increases your child’s cognitive, motor, and emotional skills while listening to specially designed music and doing movement exercises. The results would be better memory, attention, and coordination.
- Sensory Processing Disorder
- Autism (or on the autism spectrum)
- Developmental Delays
- Auditory Processing Disorders
- Balance and Coordination Problems
- Motor Delays
- Attention Issues such as ADD and ADHD
How to Use the
The program lasts for 40 days. While listening to the music, the child can do creative activities such as art, playing with building blocks or
30 minutes a day is all it takes. It’s split into two sessions:
- 25 minute listening session
- 5 minute listening session with accompanying exercises
The movement-based exercises
The headphones shut off automatically when the session
You can repeat the entire program again but wait at least four weeks after finishing one before starting another.
Here is a video explaining
My youngest daughter, who has some mild sensory issues, is the one who used the
When she did the exercises for the first time, she felt silly and a little embarrassed, But then she got over it and jumped right in when it was time to do them each day.
The headphones fit her really well and seemed very comfortable. It surprised me they stayed on because headphones made for both children and adults (this program is for adults as well)
After using the program for a few weeks, I noticed she was more relaxed and not as bothered by sensory things like she usually is. It’s nice seeing her enjoy normal activities and not getting distressed like she can. This is a big improvement!
If you have a special needs child who goes to sensory integration therapy training, or any other therapy dealing with cognitive or motor delays, the
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