We are delighted to inform you that Sound for Life will be participating and showcasing Forbraina and Soundsory at the Learntec - Europe's #1 fair for digital learning. For a quarter of a century, LEARNTEC has been held at the beginning of the year, showcasing IT-supported learning methods and technologies and best practices in life-long learning: imparting knowledge in companies, schools and higher education institutions.
One of the main principles of Forbrain is retraining. When Alfred Tomatis was developing his ideas more than fifty years ago, there wasn’t the neuroscience research there is today, but today’s science has proven that Alfred Tomatis was right – the brain can be retrained. This principle of neuroplasticity is now a key understanding of how the brain works – it is being retrained constantly.
I discovered the Forbrain about a year ago following a presentation by Kara Tavolacci. I was really intrigued about it and thought that it could help a number of the kiddos I work with so, I bought one and haven’t looked back! I try out the Forbrain for all of my clients with articulation or language disorders and have also found it helpful for kids who have a hard time concentrating. Some of the kids don’t like how it feels, and that’s okay, but most of them really enjoy hearing their own voices.
In a segment aired on CNBC’s Advancements TV on 21 September 2019, Forbrain was put under the spotlight as the show attempted to educate viewers as to how Sound For Life is empowering children and adults to reach their full potential, improve their quality of life through brain stimulation and truly making an impact on people’s lives. Advancements TV, presented by Ted Danson aims to explore recent developments in technology, manufacturing, sustainability etc. This episode particularly focused on Neurotechnology and devices that are being used to enhance cognitive skills.
We are delighted to inform you that Sound for Life will be participating and showcasing at the annual American Speech and Hearing Association (ASHA) convention for the 5th consecutive year. The ASHA convention is the annual professional development and networking event for speech-language pathologists, audiologists, and speech, language, and hearing scientists.
There is often confusion about the difference between hearing and listening. This is partly because listening depends on the ability to hear. Generally, however, hearing refers to the ability to process sounds and is considered an automatic process that is not consciously directed. The physiology of the ear and the brain is such that sound waves are received in the ear and sent to the brain for automatic decoding.
Caring for a child with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) does not come naturally for anyone. Knowing how to interact with your child can take time, and will change as your child grows.
Researchers are able to determine how well parts of our brains are functioning based on our handwriting. When there is a disruption in this process, clues to what’s happening in the brain can be seen in a person’s ability to write or draw. When a trained professional looks at a person’s handwriting and detects certain errors, a diagnosis of dysgraphia may be made.
Between the ages of two and five, many children will go through a temporary phase during which they struggle to pronounce words, get stuck on syllables, or show other signs of interrupted, non-fluent speech. The medical term for this is developmental stuttering. This post discusses how to cope with stuttering that is not part of this temporary period and thus, prolonged (Learn about other speech disorders here).
In recent years there has been increased attention on the notion of direct brain training to help with specific disabilities. These various procedures have built on growing neuroscience knowledge and research on brain plasticity.