So many of you know that at Meadowbrook Educational Services we highly recommend sound therapies for increased change in performance. Many people have never heard of sound therapy before and many want to know how it works. This presentation that I have summarized below is a professional level presentation about how our brain responds to bone conduction (how the vestibular system responses to vibrations). It cover the components and interaction of the auditory & vestibular systems. *This presentation only covers the traditional vestibular system (not the overall nervous system response to bone conduction).
In 2007 Sheila Allen’s (M.A., OTR, BCP) presented for an hour and a half about Vestibular Responses to Sound at the ABT International Conference.
The video shared below is 1.5 hours, I’ve shared the most important points for the average listener.
The inner ear is part of the vestibular system – the part of our body that helps us balance and know where we are in space.
Force = mass + acceleration; and acceleration is created by our head positions & movements and by vibrations & sounds.
When the Vestibular (balance/perception) system is weak people have less mobility, confidence, concentration, performance function, and less ability to feel safe.
When the system is activated the force changes how the hair cell moves which triggers transmission through afferent fibers of the 8th cranial nerve. Vestibular hair cells are most sensitive between 500-1000 hertz – which would be the GREEN & ORANGE zones in your TLP kits.
Information presented comes from research as far back to the 1920′s through 2007.
Here’s the link to the most important video our client’s parents see. I firmly believe every teacher and parent of children who learn differently should see this video. In about 10 minutes Richard Lavoie takes parent and teachers and creates situations where they all react as learning disabled children do.
HE DOES 2 THINGS:
LABLES MISTAKES THE FAULT OF THE CLASS
MOVES THE CLASS TOO FAST
Some of our parents buy this video for their children’s teachers to watch. If you are going to do that, request 1.5 hours of your teacher’s time and watch it with them, then you can refer to the video while discussing your child’s challenges in their classroom. Below is Richard Lavoie in PBS’s F.A.T. City Workshop otherwise titled “Learning Disibilities and Frustration, Anxiety & Tension”.
In this visual perception activity from the video, “Learning Disabilities and Frustration, Anxiety, & Tension” Richard Lavoie shows what visual perception is. People who have learning disabilities often have visual perception issues.
They need direction instruction.
Watch this if you are interested in how Visual-Spatial Learners often have confusions bringing meaning to symbols. At Meadowbrook Ed. we help with people who struggle with visual perception.
Well, actually, Dr. Perlmutter talks a lot about nutrients we need for our brain’s success - so will your local organic grocery and many, many parents with children who struggle to learn academics.
I am so pleased food is becoming popular again. When attending my NLP training, I keenly remember Nikki stating, “It is an absolute crime that whole natural food in the United States costs more than processed junk.” We need real food! To Think, To Move, & To Be HEALTHY!Diet is the cornerstone of all good health – and that includes healthy brains. We don’t learn well on junk food.
So if you know children and adults who struggle to learn – try some coconut oil and a good diet and see what happens.Watch the video below and share it with your loved ones – djb