I can find no flaws with this app. In fact, until I reviewed EASe Pro, I wasn't sold on music/listening therapy at all. But [now] I'm convinced of the benefits!

Autism Epicenter

Sensory processing including spatial orientation and auditory attention have improved as noted through parent/therapist observation

Karen Roessler, OTR/L

I am very encouraged by the positive results my son has been experiencing with the EASe app and look forward to its continued use and benefits.

Kate Dykstra, B.A., B.Ed., M.Ed.

Sensory Processing Disorders

Exaggerated reactions and abnormal behavior in response to auditory stimuli are often observed in children on the autism spectrum and in others challenged by sensory processing disorder. Typically 40% to 80% of children on the autism spectrum are reported to be either auditory hypersensitive or to have been auditory hypersensitive in the past. In addition, it is thought that as many as 20% of the well population also exhibits auditory processing disorder (APD).
Marie Gomot et al, studied a group of autistic children to determine the possible source of this problem. Their conclusion, "The electrophysiological pattern reported here emphasized a left frontal cortex dysfunctioning that might also be implicated in cognitive and behavioral impairment characteristic of this complex neurodevelopmental disorder". In other words, APD is in the brain, not the ear and that makes correcting it a potentially teachable skill.
These hypersensitive reactions to sound closely parallel other sensory processing disorders (SPD) involving taste, touch, feel and smell. To a person with SPD, the world can be a very scary and often, dangerous place full of bitter tastes, foul smells, touches that burn, lights that blind and unbearably loud sounds.
In many cases a therapeutic approach that involves specific activities to carefully stimulate and challenge those senses without overpowering the child, can be useful in helping the child learn to habituate and cope with the sensory world. Jean Ayres, PhD, OTR/L developed such a system called Sensory Integration Therapy.

Stimulate, challenge, and promote sensory processing in children on the autism spectrum and others experiencing difficulty with sensory processing and organization.

Listening therapy program to promote sensory processing in children with autism and others with sensory processing disorder (SPD).



EASe Listening Therapy
The EASe Listening Therapy app for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad was developed for children with autism and other sensory processing disorders (SPD), who often respond to noise with exaggerated reactions and behavioral or learning issues.

EASe Listening Therapy uses music to deliver short, intense bursts of sound, creating a sensory palette of sonic experiences that can help a child learn to cope with typical environmental conditions. This long-term listening therapy program exceeds the functionality and performance of hardware devices costing $10,000.

Three Versions
EASe Lite ($.99) is a demo with one song and full functionality except for audio import. Sound settings can be customized and the app comes with four pre-set programs to help a parent or therapist get up and running with the program very quickly. Many thousands of children with autism and other SPD disorders have benefitted from using EASe music CDs. Try EASe Lite to explore the potential of the app.

EASe Personal ($39.99) includes the full EASe app and a 60-minute module of instrumental music, enough to complete a ten-hour EASe program, with two half-hour sessions a day over a ten-day period. (EASe Personal does not have import capabilities.)

EASe Pro ($99.99) includes the full EASe app and and a 60-minute module of instrumental music, and also is capable of importing a wide range of specially prepared modules available at www.easecd.com.

The EASe app for iPhone, iPod, Touch and iPad was developed by Audioforge Labs and Vision Play, LLC, in cooperation with Vision Audio Inc., creators of the popular EASe listening therapy CDs and video games for children on the autism spectrum.

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