Sound therapy is known to have different varieties. One of these is the Audio Integration Training (AIT). The AIT is responsible for the treatment for ADD and ADHD. Based on the Tomatis Method of hearing amelioration, it consists of 10 to 20 training sessions for more or less 20 days. Each training session runs for half an hour and is usually spent by listening to a program of specially filtered and modulated music with wide frequency range.
This is done to help retrain the disorganized auditory system of children. The method also normalizes the way the brain processes information. This lies on the premise that understanding springs from active listening. Since kids with ADD and ADHD find it impossible to achieve active listening, the sound therapy method focuses on helping them hear accurately and properly.
Using a headphone, a child listens to the specially modulated music. It is known that each of these programmed sounds differ from one child to another. The sound frequencies differ since they are filtered with the use of an electronic device which affects the intensity and the modulation of the sound.
Will it Really Work?
Perhaps a brief discussion of the benefits and the methods of sound therapy may not convince the skeptics how sound waves would help a behavioral condition. It is easy for us to say that this won’t work. However, the signs and improvements on their kids that most parents attest aren’t easy to ignore.
Like any other therapy, sound therapy’s effects are not visible overnight. If you are a parent who are trying to employ it to your child, patience is indeed a virtue.Continue Reading...