Advanced Brain Technologies, creators of The Listening Program®, a provider of evidence-based music programs and products for improving brain function, today announced publication of a groundbreaking study that demonstrates the efficacy of the inTime method of neuroacoustic training to help children overcome learning disabilities.
A recent report from the National Center for Learning Disabilities “The State of Learning Disabilities Facts, Trends and Emerging Issues Third Edition, 2014” indicates that learning disabilities is the largest category of students receiving special education services, with 2.4 million American public school students (approximately 5% of the total public school enrollment) identified with learning disabilities under IDEA.
The study by Faina Ratner, Victoria Efimova, and Oleg Efimov examining the effects of inTime on children with learning disabilities was just published in International Education Studies an international, double-blind peer-reviewed, journal published by the Canadian Center of Science and Education. So far, the study has involved 36 male children with learning problems ages 7-10 attending public school, whose parents applied to the Prognoz Neurological Center, and the Logoprognoz Speech Therapy Center (St. Petersburg, Russia) because their children could not cope with the school program in two or more subjects, needed homework assistance, were easily distracted in class, tested with problems writing and reading, and were evaluated by a neurologist, speech therapist and psychologist.
18 of the children were included in the experimental group, and 18 in the control group. All children received functional neurological diagnostics using the Complex Auditory Subcortical Evoked Responses (CASER) technique before and after the program.
The sessions in the experimental and control groups lasted for 16 days, seven days a week. Children in the experimental group attended 5 sessions daily, the duration of each session was 40 minutes. The program included sessions with a speech therapist, full body massage with emphasis on the collar area, neurodynamic gymnastics, exercises with a music therapist and an art therapist. All sessions were conducted individually: one child – one adult. Children in the control group attended the same sessions as the children in the experimental group, but without using the inTime method. Children in the experimental group followed a modified inTime protocol listening to 9-minute music modules 5 times a day. While listening to the music, the children were asked to choose any kind of activity: they might lie on sports mats, in a chair or in a hammock, on swings, play ball, paint, etc. The inTime equipment was put in a small backpack on the back, which allowed a child to move freely with no restrictions
After the neurodynamic program, children in both groups showed positive dynamics, both in learning activities and in the results of functional diagnostics. Analysis of Auditory Brain Stem Response (ABR) sixth peak latency during stimulation with a frequency of 4,000 Hz, and cerebellar examination by means of frequency following response (FFR) with stimulation at 40 Hz, both demonstrated statistically significant improvements after inTime treatment. Qualitative changes noted by parents and teachers were also evaluated on the basis of checklists with significant differences in the experimental group using inTime in sense of rhythm, attention, motor planning, handwriting and timing. This research is still in progress.
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