Did you know that each sound corresponds to a set of frequencies? Learning to read can often be difficult in children whose ears can’t automatically perceive those frequencies. Subsequently, the brain will not be able to interpret those sounds. Teachers expect children to link up letters with sounds and then lump several together to yield syllables, then turn those into words, and finally into sentences. This is how reading begins. BUT, if the ears and brain are not working in tandem, if the ears can’t feed the brain the information it needs to start linking those sounds into words, into sentences, well then, Johnny won’t be able to read – and he will have a whole host of other problems too. Throw in the fact that B’s sound like D’s and M’s sound like N’s and V’s and F’s are only slightly different due to overtones (ie: Very vs Fairy – they sound a like, right?). Now add to the confusion that the ears have to do this in a very rapid manner. Reading requires the ears and the eyes to work together within a limited amount of time. One part of the ear, the vestibule, which controls the movement and muscles of the body, leads the eyes from letter to letter. Now another part of the ear, the cochlea (which controls the auditory function), needs to translate the letters into sound. And still another part, your brain, has to take the sound and process it so that it comes out of your voice correctly. If your eyes can’t follow along and go from letter to letter, if your ears can’t turn those letters into sound, then your brain can’t decode the message and you are stuck with a reading problem and a writing problem, because they go hand in hand.
Now, if we retrain the ears to be able to pick up all of the frequencies of sound, the eyes will track better, the ears will give sound to the letters better (and quicker) and reading, writing and speaking will come together in harmony over time.
Lollipop Listening Therapy takes the child through all of the frequencies of sound using modulated music that specifically hones in and focuses on a particular bandwidth of frequencies in the music at a time to let the brain lay down those frequencies and create new neural connections. All the child has to do is listen to the music for 30 minutes a day, 5 days a week. Week by week, the training intensifies and the ears start to perceive better, the body starts to work better and learning just got a lot easier for your child. Music can do all that!
Please take a moment to look at our website www.LollipopListeningTherapy.com and learn more about how you can help your child with their deficits by using Lollipop Listening Therapy. Maybe they have a speech delay, maybe they have sensory issues, maybe they have auditory processing issues, maybe they have fine/gross motor issues, maybe math is difficult for them, maybe they stutter, maybe they are hyper, maybe they are tired and can’t get motivated, maybe they have messy handwriting. IT ALL HAS TO DO WITH HOW THE EARS AND BRAIN ARE OPERATING!
If you would like to discuss your child’s issues one-on-one, please feel free to email me at Sharon@LollipopListeningTherapy.com to set up a consultation. Learn more about Lollipop Listening Therapy.
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