Sound Therapy vs. Auditory Therapy

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So very often clients come to me, knowing that I am an audiologist and assume that what I am going to help them with is their hearing and/or related auditory skills. My background is as an audiologist and the foundation behind The Davis Model of Sound Intervention stems from my knowledge of audiology, as well […]

Develop Listening Skills With the Basics: Sound Comprehension

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This week is a wrap up of suggested activities to build the basics of listening skills.  Be sure to check back on our tips for Sound Awareness, Sound Localization, and Sound Discrimination. As the final step in the development of basic listening skills, we will discuss activities to develop Sound Comprehension, building upon the previous […]

Develop Listening Skills With the Basics: Sound Discrimination

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As August opened, I shared with you the differences between hearing and sound processing.  The first of a series of four, I shared tips on developing Sound Awareness. Last week, I shared tips on developing the second step, Sound Localization. This week, keeping in line with the basics to develop listening skills, I will focus […]

Develop Listening Skills With the Basics: Sound Localization

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Last week, I shared with you the differences between hearing and sound processing.  I shared activities to work on Sound Awareness. This week, keeping in line with Basics to develop listening skills, I will focus on Sound Localization.  But let’s do a refresher on what the basics are first. Start With The Basics  The child […]

Develop Listening Skills With the Basics: Sound Awareness

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As a former Kindergarten teacher and an Audiologist who taught listening to students in the regular classroom, the number one issue teachers have with students is their ability to listen. For the child on the autism spectrum, this issue is compounded many times over for numerous reasons. Very often the issue is their difficulty with […]

Does Your Child Over-React To Sound? He Doesn’t Have To!

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Many children with autism seem to be over-responsive to sound, whether it be loud sounds, background noise, or particular noises like the vacuum cleaner or children crying. This impacts their quality of life and their ability to listen, attend, and communicate. Your child should not have to be overly sensitive to sound! Determining the Appropriate […]

Sound Therapy: Early Intervention for Auditory Processing?

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Parents often ask if it is better to wait to begin sound therapy until the child can wear headphones or listen better. The answer from my 20 years of experience with using sound-based therapy is a resounding ‘no’. Central Auditory Processing Disorder is typically not identified and/or tested until age 7 due to the maturity […]

Lessons in Sound Therapy, Sound Differences and the Three Neuro Reflexes

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Change Your Perspective: Sound Therapy is not Auditory Therapy So very often clients come to me, knowing that I am an audiologist and assume that what I am going to help them with is their hearing and/or related auditory skills. My background is as an audiologist and the foundation behind The Davis Model of Sound […]

Does Your Child Over-React to Sound?

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Many children with autism seem to be over-responsive to sound, whether it be loud sounds, background noise, or particular noises like the vacuum cleaner or children crying. This impacts their quality of life and their ability to listen, attend, and communicate. Your child should not have to be overly sensitive to sound! Four Types of […]

Sound Differences: Essential for Language Development

by Dorinne Davis Children with autism often don’t process sound differences well. Sound differences can be: 1. Auditory discrimination tasks like hearing a /t/ or /d/ as two different sounds instead of the same sound. 2. Pitch pattern differences which can change the meaning of words for comprehension. For example, if you say “yeah!” and […]

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