This patent-pending, home-based CD program is designed to address one of the greatest problems in American education, the lack of ability to focus and pay attention...Bob Doman, “Our professional community has been focusing on labeling and categorizing more children, looking for 'Magic Pills,' not on identifying and addressing their underlying problems. Targeted Sound Intervention® includes programs that target very specific aspects of auditory processing. TSI: Focused Attention is a program that addresses the skill of auditory figure-ground processing. Auditory figure-ground processing refers to the ability to tune in to and process a specific auditory input in the presence of background sound. For many individuals, from young children with developmental issues to school age children in classrooms to veterans and older adults with mild hearing loss, this skill is critically important and particularly difficult.
The TSI: Focused Attention Basic Set includes a 40-minute instructional DVD, 6 CDs, and an 18-week listening schedule. This interactive program is implemented five days per week and involves two sessions per day, ranging in length from 3 to 6 minutes per session. The listener always listens to it with a listening partner, typically a parent. This program is fun and motivating and offers the added benefit of creating a close personal interactive period between the child and the parent. According to speech-language pathologist Lori Riggs, lead investigator and one of the creators of Focused Attention, “Every child can benefit from improving their ability to tune in and disregard internal and external distractions...Focused Attention, the program produced statistically significant differences in scores on the standardized tests used. In addition, participation in the TSI: Focused Attention program significantly increased the parents’ ratings of the child’s performance in three main areas:
1...Simply Smarter LLC">Simply Smarter LLC are proud to release this very important program, which addresses aspects of some of our more serious societal and educational issues. According to Bob Doman: “As a nation we have tremendous issues with the lack of ability to focus and attend. If you cannot focus and cannot attend, you cannot process important vital information. Educational instruction generally can’t move at the pace of a cartoon or a video game. These issues not only are adversely affecting children’s learning, but their behavior and social skills, as well as their development of short-term memory, working memory, and ultimately their overall cognitive abilities. Developing techniques that trigger brain plasticity and affect the child’s ability to focus and attend without being medicated to do so is of paramount importance.”
The National Association for Child Development was founded in 1979 and is based in Ogden, Utah...Down syndrome, autism, learning disabilities, and ADD and expanded into work with “typical” and gifted children and adults wishing to maximize their abilities. TSI: Focused Attention is one of a series of Targeted Sound Intervention programs. Simply Smarter Kids-Memory, an iPhone and iPad app designed to enhance children’s short -term and working memory. Home Speech Therapist-Apraxia app for iPad.
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