How You Can Help Your Child who is Not Coping at School
I have heard it so many times – desperate parents ringing me up wanting to know if I am able to help their children deal with the learning delays, the rigours of schoolwork, curtail disruptive classroom behaviours, and overcome issues involving poor socialisation skills.
When children have difficulties in these areas, there are a number of reasons why. When viewed separately there are a plethora of factors that can contribute to difficulties in these areas. When viewed together, a pattern begins to emerge.
Difficulties with Schoolwork
Have you ever had a conversation like this with one of your child’s teachers?
“Your daughter is very intelligent. She is a pleasure to have in class. Sometimes, though, she can become very distracted. It’s as if she shuts down when the work becomes too challenging and it becomes very difficult to get her back on task.”
It isn’t that your child is disinterested in schoolwork or that she (or he) can’t learn at a normal pace. The issue lies in how the child is processing the information being presented. We’ll explore that more in a moment.
These range from occasional acting out to more pervasive disorders like ODD (Oppositional Defiant Disorder). The former could simply be a lack of motivation. Children who grasp concepts faster than average can become bored in a typically-paced classroom. The latter is indicative of other stressors that may be chemical in nature but are quite often linked to neural processes that can be redirected without medication as well.
Poor Socialisation Skills
The inability to interact socially can be tied to an inability to process neural signals. Does your child seem withdrawn? Does he or she prefer being alone to the company of other children? It could well be because he or she is being bombarded with auditory information that his or her brain cannot effectively manage.
The good news is that all of these situations have a common remedy and it is one that you are not likely to read about in a medical journal or have prescribed by a physician. That remedy comes in the form of Auditory Therapy.
The TOMATIS Sound Therapy Solution
If your child is having trouble coping in school, particularly in these key areas, the likelihood that he or she suffers from an auditory processing deficiency is strong. Dr. Alfred Tomatis developed his sound therapy program to specifically target and address these kinds of issues.
Dr. Tomatis believed (and was able to demonstrate successfully) that by increasing a person’s auditory processing capability one could effectively reverse, or at very least circumvent, a number of symptoms and limitations that keep young children from excelling in areas of socialisation and academics.
TOMATIS® Sound therapy uses music and speech played back at different auditory frequencies to train the brain how to process sound more efficiently. In short, it can make you child a more efficient listener which can help him or her overcome issues with academics, socialisation and behaviour.
I have used TOMATIS® to successfully help children with these and many other related issues to overcome those issues and live happier and more productive lives.