Information papers in this section provide specific suggestions and strategies to create an environment that supports maximal communication and learning.
The Art of Therapy: Clinical Skills and Hemi-Sync addresses the challenges faced by many therapists in creating a balance between the art and science of therapy. Educational and clinical programs strongly emphasize the linear, scientific skills required to process information and observations that support therapy. However, the equally important non-linear components that comprise the clinical skills we describe as "the art of therapy" are often ignored. The article discusses the role that Hemi-Sync recordings can play in supporting therapists and parents in expanding the intuitive, non-verbal observational and communication skills that play a critical role in therapy.
Music and Hemi-Sync in the Treatment of Children with Developmental Disabilities discusses a detailed study describing the clinical responses of a group of children with developmental disabilities when different types of music were incorporated into the learning environment. 75% of the children showed major positive changes in behaviors supporting feeding and learning when music containing binaural beat sounds (i.e. Hemi-Sync) were included. Hemi-Sync is a sound technology that assists learning through physical and emotional relaxation and increased focus of attention.
Opening the Door with Metamusic describes the use of Hemi-SyncÆMetamusic recordings with children with special feeding and learning needs. Metamusic contains sound frequencies blended with music that assist learning through physical and emotional relaxation and an increased focus of attention. The paper provides examples of research and case studies using this sound technology as well as specific guidelines for selecting and using Metamusic recordings.
Marvelous Mouth Music describes a new recording that gives children an opportunity to develop early pre-speech abilities in the context of musical fun. The paper describes the rationale for working with building blocks for speech production and the ways in which these components are incorporated into the songs.
Child with a Gift shares thoughts about the gifts offered to adults by children with special needs.
Concepts of Change: Communication and Learning introduces a set of concepts that provide the foundation for effective treatment programs.
Selection of Music for the Development of Movement focuses on the use of music to enhance the development of movement skills. Suggestions are given for choosing recordings, and developing custom selections for children.
Hemi-Sync and the Facilitation of Sensory Integration discusses the effectiveness of the Hemi-SyncÆ binaural beat technology in the enhancement of sensory processing and integration skills.
Introducing Music Into a Learning Environment provides practical suggestion on the selection of music and equipment, and its use in therapy, classroom, and home environments.
Expanding Mealtime Communication provides a series of ideas and strategies for helping children and their feeders create a shared dialogue at mealtimes.
Communication at Mealtimes discusses the ways that non-verbal infants and children use sound and movement to communicate their needs and wants at mealtime.
Recapturing the Intuitive describes the development of a continuing education program to enhance clinical intuition - the "art of therapy." The role of Hemi-Sync in optimizing the learning process and participant feedback are described.
Hemi-Sync is a sound technology that assists learning through physical and emotional relaxation and an increased focus of attention. Specific guidelines for its use are provided.