Johansen Individualised Auditory Stimulation Therapy (JIAS)
Developed by Dr. Kjeld Johansen who has been developing and working with the programme since the 1970s and has trained people worldwide.
Johansen school-based or school-based sound therapy programme which involves listening to specially recorded music for ten minutes a day. The music is specifically designed to gently change and organise auditory processing by stimulating the nerve pathways into and within the brain, in particular, the areas dealing with language. By addressing underlying auditory processing this enables the individual to notice, discriminate and organise the detail of sound. Better processing of the detail of sound increases concentration and attention, allowing more efficient learning.
Bilateral Integration was devised by Mrs Sheila Dobie OBE to help children, adolescents and adults with specific learning and/or behavioural difficulties as well as those individuals who are not fulfilling their potential. The bilateral integration exercises have been designed to improve children’ gross motor coordination, fine muscle control, balance and postural control. It provides stimulation to the visual, tactile and auditory systems to develop the prerequisite tools required to access learning.
Our lives became much calmer as a result of my son doing sound therapy. He could take correction and understand things better- we could enjoy our son much more!
Mother of 5-year-old boy