Sound Therapy

GymbaROO – Sydney West has one of only 2 Sound Therapists in NSW.

Kaylene Birt is a qualified JIAS Sound Therapist and this service is offered by GymbaROO – Sydney West.

What is Sound Therapy?

Listening is an important function. The lowering of this function can have far reaching effects on success in life both academically and socially. Sound therapy provides micro massage of the muscles within the middle ear, which improves the functions of listening.

Sound therapy is based on the principle that the human body, the neurological system and the hearing system are capable of regeneration and the sounds of music can stimulate and assist.

Many Children with speech and/or language difficulties, including difficulties with reading and writing, have inefficient Auditory Processing (listening). Researchers believe that Auditory Processing Difficulties may contribute to problems with language processing and the way in which children perceive (or hear) sounds in words.

Johansen IAS is an Auditory Stimulation programme which involves listening to music specifically designed to stimulate the nerve pathways into and within the brain – in particular the areas dealing with language. Children as young as three years old, adolescents and adults can all benefit from Johansen IASJohansen IAS can be of benefit to children,adolescents and adults with a variety of speech and/or language difficulties, both spoken and written (including specific learning difficulties and dyslexia). These might include difficulties with one or several of the following:

  • Speech Sounds (pronouncing speech sounds correctly)
  • Receptive Language (understanding of language)
  • Expressive Language (speaking)
  • Auditory Processing/ listening
  • Written Language (dyslexia)
  • Reading
  • Spelling
  • Phonological awareness (awareness of speech sounds)
  • Dyspraxia
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Understanding and remembering information and instructions
  • Concentration
  • Self confidence and self esteem
  • Behaviour when it may be due to poor communication skills
  • Hypersensitivity to loud or particular sounds / noises

When the sub-skills for listening and learning are strengthened through listening to Johansen IAS CDs, language processing abilities can be seen to improve. Concentration, listening and understanding of language are enhanced as incoming informationis dealt with more quickly and efficiently. Gains in reading and spelling are also often seen, as the ability to analyse the sound structure of words is strengthened, making decoding much easier.

For more information and/or costings for Sound Therapy email info@gymbaroosydneywest.com or call 0425 378 252