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MUSIC AND HEMI-SYNCTM
IN THE TREATMENT OF CHILDREN WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES

Dates, Location, and Sponsors | Instructor | Participants
Course Objectives | Schedule


The success of programs for children with physical, communicative, and cognitive handicaps depends upon the learning environment created by the therapist, educator and parent. The 2-day workshop is designed to explore the use of music and Hemi-Sync in creating an auditory environment to enhance learning. Participants will learn how to use different types of music to enhance their current programs with children with developmental disabilities. An emphasis will be placed upon the role of music in the development of feeding, communication and movement skills.

COURSE DATES, LOCATIONS
& SPONSORING ORGANIZATIONS

Please contact the sponsoring organization for a brochure and registration information.

This workshop is not scheduled for 2017

 

   

INSTRUCTOR

Suzanne Evans Morris, Ph.D. is a speech-language pathologist with New Visions near Charlottesville, Virginia. She is nationally and internationally known for her work in identifying and treating young children with pre-speech and language disorders. Dr. Morris is the director of New Visions, which sponsors innovative workshops for the teaching of feeding-related skills, and provides family-oriented clinical services. Her work includes direct clinical services, continuing education workshops, development of clinical materials and clinical research. Dr. Morris has studied Neurodevelopmental Treatment approaches extensively in England, Switzerland and the United States. She is the author of the Pre-Speech Assessment Scale, a rating scale for the measurement of pre-speech behaviors in children from birth through two years, and co-author of Pre-Feeding Skills: A Comprehensive Resource for Mealtime Development–2nd edition.

Dr. Morris has studied accelerated learning approaches and technology through the Optimalearning Institute, the Center for Accelerated Learning, and The Monroe Institute. She is also a musician who blends her musical background with her knowledge of the facilitation of movement, the development of early communication skills, the treatment of oral feeding disorders, and the creation of an accelerated learning environment.


PARTICIPANTS

The workshop will be of special interest to speech-language pathologists, occupational therapists, physical therapists, special educators, music therapists, parents, paraprofessionals, and others working with children and adults with developmental disabilities, cerebral palsy, autism, and sensory integrative dysfunction.


COURSE OBJECTIVES

This workshop will enable the participant to

  • understand the physiological effects of different varieties of sound and music.

  • understand the psychological effects of different varieties of sound and music.

  • identify different types of music and the role played by each in the enhancement of learning.

  • identify children who will benefit from the use of the Hemi-Sync, a binaural beat technology that facilitates sensory organization and focus of attention.

  • select Hemi-Sync Metamusic tapes for different types of learning.

  • select music with appropriate rhythms and tempos to enhance the learning of new movement patterns for gross motor development, oral- motor development and vocal development.


SCHEDULE

Day 1


 

8:30

Registration

9:00

The Power of Music in Human Behavior

  • historical roots

  • physiological effects

  • psychological effects

 

Use of Music in a Learning Environment

  • learning and communication environments

  • whole-brain learning

  • movement and learning

  • sensory organization and integration

  • focus of attention

  • overview of types of music and sound

10:30

Break

11:00

Music and Movement

  • music and muscle fibers

  • facilitation of rhythms and movement

  • oral-motor development

  • vocalization and sound play

12:30

Lunch

1:30

Music and Movement

  • vocalization and sound play

2:45

Break

3:15

Quiet, Organizing Music

  • entrainment with inner rhythms

4:30

End of Session

 

 

 

Day 2

 

 

9:00

Hemi-Sync - A Specialized Sound Field for Learning through Binaural Beats

  • binaural beats and the brain

  • theory and research

  • guidelines for using Hemi-Sync

10:30

Break

11:00

Hemi-Sync - A Specialized Sound Field for Learning through Binaural Beats

  • applications with children
    [sensory integration dysfunction, autism, cerebral palsy]

12:30

Lunch

1:30

Hemi-Sync - A Specialized Sound Field for Learning through Binaural Beats

  • applications with children [continued]

2:45

Break

3:15

Hemi-SyncTM - A Specialized Sound Field for Learning through Binaural Beats

  • applications with adults

4:30

End of Session