Improving Academic Results with The Movement Program

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If you are an educator or practitioner helping children with reading and learning issues I’m sure you are continually looking for new tools that could help your clients achieve better results in a shorter amount of time.

The Movement Program is a just the tool, and I want to show you all the amazing benefits of TMP with a live webinar today, Wednesday, November 8th at 6:00pm MST where I’ll be joined by my friend and colleague  Alan Heath co-developer of The Movement Program.

This free event will cover:

  • The wide-ranging developmental and sensory areas covered by TMP
  • Exactly which clients and students will benefit and why
  • How you can easily become a TMP Provider Affiliate
  • See examples of the TMP movement sequences
  • And much more!

Register now! OR Join us on Facebook Live by going to the Advanced Brain Technologies page tonight at 6:00 pm. To receive a reminder in Messenger before the live feed click on this link and type the word “TMP” in the comments.

The Movement Program is a progressive developmental program geared toward children ages 8-13. TMP has been proven to help children improve their reading, academic performance, and English exam results.

Would you like to know how your clients could see these improvements through The Movement Program? Join us at 6:00pm MST/1:00am UTC this Wednesday, November 8th, for this special live webinar.

Register now! OR Join us on Facebook tonight at 6:00 pm.

To receive a reminder in Messenger before the live feed click on this link and type the word “TMP” in the comments.

Autism and Auditory Hypersensitivity: Hope for Relief

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Helping individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) achieve their greatest potential has been something close to my heart throughout my career. This interest has lead me in many directions including; research, developing scientifically optimized music for brain training, conference presentations, board positions in autism organizations, and writing.

One of my questions has been why do people with ASD so frequently demonstrate behaviors related to sensory over responsitivity (SOR), specifically auditory  hypersensitivity, also called hyperacousis and misophonia? This is a condition that touches not just the majority of individuals with autism, but many others including the so-called “neurotypical”. Sound hypersensitivity can be absolutely debilitating. It is heart-wrenching to see a child or adult suffer pain or perception of pain from everyday sounds.

In the quest to help, I’ve been so fortunate that Dr. Jay R. Lucker of the Department of Communication Sciences at Howard University and I share this interest. For years we have collaborated on research related to this phenomenon. Our first joint article on the topic “Auditory Hypersensitivity and Autism Spectrum Disorders: An Emotional Response” was published in Autism Science Digest in 2012. We then wrote an extensive follow-up to the Autism Science Digest article which is a deeper exploration into the neural mechanisms involved in auditory hypersensitivity which was just published in the peer reviewed journal Autism Research and Treatment.

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Professionals working with children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) may find that these children are overly sensitive to sounds. These professionals are often concerned as to why children may have auditory hypersensitivities. This review article discusses the neural mechanisms identified underlying hypersensitive hearing in people. The authors focus on brain research to support the idea of the nonclassical auditory pathways being involved in connecting the auditory system with the emotional system of the brain. The authors also discuss brain mechanisms felt to be involved in auditory hypersensitivity. The authors conclude with a discussion of some treatments for hypersensitive hearing. These treatments include desensitization training and the use of listening therapies such as The Listening Program.

If you are a parent of a child with autism, caregiver, educator, or therapist who is touched by someone with autism, or you yourself are on the autism spectrum I do hope this latest research article provides some answers, and hope for relief from over sensitivity to sounds.

 

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I found this to be an interesting and in-depth review of our Sleep Genius mobile apps which emphasizes the strength of the collaboration between the creators of our novel sleep technology.

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by: Wan

It’s not hard to miss the days when we get to wake up whenever we want, refreshed and relaxed in bed while a warm and soft blanket covers you. Nowadays, the first thing that greets us when we wake is our own blaring alarm, reminding us to get ready to go to school or work, and we would get up, stumbling and staggering about, groggy from the lack of sleep. Such is the life of high school and college students everywhere. However, what if grogginess never appeared? How would you like to wake up everyday feeling refreshed and awake even if you didn’t get enough hours of sleep? An app called Sleep Genius can provide you with that opportunity. Using a combination of binaural beats and soft acoustic music, Sleep Genius provides users a smooth transition from sleep to a state of awakening. Though the concept of binaural…

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Back At It

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Did you miss me? Perhaps you didn’t notice I was gone… Either way, I wanted to share that I’m back at it! Back at what you ask? Blogging…

In November I decided to take a hiatus from writing posts so I could focus with a really awesome team of people to launch two exciting products for Advanced Brain Technologies and Sleep Genius. One of these launched in February. It is a rhythm-based music listening therapy called inTime and I must say it is incredible! I couldn’t be happier about the response to it and the stories I am already hearing about the lives it is touching. More on that in-time… The other launch is happening this Friday, and I can hardly wait to share that one with you. If you have difficulty sleeping, you definitely want to stay tuned. And the best way to do that is to follow this blog via email. You’ll find the sign up on the top right of this site. Just type in your email address. It’s super easy!

Those who follow this blog and my work will know that my focus, besides my amazing wife and kids, is on elevating people’s lives by helping them achieve and maintain their sound brain fitness. This is akin to physical exercise making us healthier. To help make the brain fit and performing at its best, you can engage in healthy sound practices which include avoiding noise as much as possible to preserve hearing and reduce stress, and by having a daily listening practice with music listening therapy to feed your brain with the sounds and music it is so hungry for. I can tell you it is absolutely incredible what just these two lifestyle changes can do to help you live a healthier, more productive and happy life!

Did you know that music can change how your brain works?  If you didn’t know, I want you to, because that knowledge can transform your life! To learn more about this idea you might enjoy reading about a recent study at the University of Liverpool that has shown that even brief musical training can increase blood flow in the brain. This research also adds to an existing evidence base that suggests that areas responsible for music and language share common brain pathways. Pretty cool right?

The Vision of an Immersive Reading Experience

When Don Campbell and I first presented the concept for our book Healing at the Speed of Sound™ to our editors at Hudson Stress Press we shared our vision to create an immersive experience for readers. We envisioned active links to audio and video content, research, music downloads and more. They embraced the idea although eBooks were relatively new and few publishers had a handle on how to publish an Enhanced (Amplified) eBook. We were so fortunate that they understood our vision to write a transformational book on sound, music, and the brain that is compelling on the printed page, but comes alive in an electronic book reader.

The eBook trailer for the book was just released. You can view it on the Official YouTube Channel for Healing at the Speed of Sound. The eBook is available for pre-order in the kindle store, nook store, iTunes, and everywhere else eBooks are sold.