Date: 18-08-09 12:59
Can this be useful to address auditory over sensitivity, such as the intense dislike of the sound of rain, wind etc. And at what age can it be used from? Preschool or younger? Do they have to be assessed formally before implementing the programme?
My son at 4 announced..."When you get older sounds don't hurt your ears so much ay Mum". It wasn't until then that I got a full grasp on just how sensitive his ears were. It never occured they might hurt. He is far less sensitive to noise and other things now. I am about to have a second child and am hoping that if he has any of the same sensitivities that I might be a bit more knowledgable so as to be able to address his needs better.
I thinnk that as much as anything this sensitivity was a brain overload for now DS5. Classical music never soothed him to sleep as a baby (mind you nothing did). But at 2y 11m we gave it another go, only to go in and find him standing up in his cot. He pointed and asked what was making the different noises. He was analysing the music to identify the instruments. No wonder it didn't help him sleep.
I have looked at some of the music therapies before but in relation to improving brain patterns for sleep. I am curious to know more about this.