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What is Johansen Individualised Auditory Stimulation (IAS)?

Back in Balance offers assessment and therapy using Johansen IAS.
Johansen IAS is one form of Sound Therapy or Auditory Integration Therapy. It has been developed in Denmark by Dr. Kjeld Johansen, (see www.dyslexia-lab.dk) from original work by Christian A. Volf. The programme involves listening to a series of specially recorded, individually customised music CDs for 10 to 15 minutes per day, for a period of approximately 9 months. The CDs can be listened to at any time of the day, through headphones on a personal stereo or on a more sophisticated music centre.
The music, developed in Denmark by Bent Peder Holbech of Rotna Music, is pleasant and easy to listen to and wherever possible is customised to the specific needs of the individual using computer technology and software developed by Mediacenter in Sweden. The music is designed to stimulate the nerve pathways into and within the brain – in particular the areas dealing with language – and thus improve language processing abilities.
Concentration, listening and understanding of language are all enhanced as the subskills for learning become more efficient. Gains in reading and spelling are also often seen, as the ability to analyse the sound structure of words is strengthened.
Other forms of Sound Therapy include The Listening Programme, The Tomatis Method, AIT (Auditory Integration Training), Samonas Sound Therapy and Musica Medica.
For professionals seeking information about training in Johansen IAS in New Zealand, contact:
Glynis Brummer
Dip.Teaching, B.Ed, M.Ed (Special Ed)
Smart Learning Solutions Limited
Tel +64 9 534 7954
Mobile +64 21 144 1412
Email glynis@smartlearning.co.nz
PO Box 38611, Howick 2145