Dr. Gary Small has a new book iBrain : Surviving the Technological Alteration of the Modern Mind that delves into how the technological age is changing our brains.
I have yet to read the book. However I am ordering it on amazon.com, while watching a video of Dr. Small doing a presentation, reviewing email on Outlook, checking Twitter, and seeing what my friends are up to on Facebook. Did I mention I am also getting familiar with my new iPhone 3G and writing this blog post simultaneously?
I have become a serial multitasker wondering if there is a 12 step program for tech addicts?
Check out the book. http://tinyurl.com/6h4wn3
Watch the video. http://tinyurl.com/5tlkpp
Published October 22, 2008
The Listening Program
Tags: Alex Doman, autism, autism spectrum disorders, Bryan Gee, iListen, music-based auditory stimulation, S.I. Focus Magazine, sensory integration, sensory processing disorder, spd, Stephen Porges, The Listening Program, The Listening Project
Earlier this year the publisher of SI Focus Magazine- Kathleen E. Morris, MS, CCC/SLP invited me to write an article on The Listening Program® method of music-based auditory stimulation for their Spring 2008 Issue. The article touches on the role of the auditory system in the regulation of social engagement. It also explores the use of The Listening Program as an intervention that has demonstrated improvements in social engagement for children on the autism spectrum.
The close of the article includes a case summary of a young boy called Michael who I am fortunate to have met. It is children like Michael that make our work at ABT so meaningful.
We recently received re-print permission so I thought I would share the article here. I look forward to your comments.
Earlier today I was interviewed by Michael Logan, counselor, blogger and brain fitness advocate for a teleseminar. This interview was really enjoyable and has me thinking about brain fitness in a social context.
The concept of brain fitness has made its way into popular culture and one day will reach a tipping point. When this happens will the awareness be like our understanding of good diet and physical exercise? Meaning, we know we should exercise regularly and eat healthy foods, but we do not necessarily do what we know is good for us. Will diminshed memory, poor attention and worries about dementia motivate us more than a bulging waist line?
To listen to the replay of today’s teleseminar http://tinyurl.com/4amuad