We have a little issue of Daniel being easily distracted.
Well lets just say its that....or he is just a social butterfly and needs to know what everyone is doing.
I use to say he was nosy. Now, I am thankful that he is because is is always very aware of what is going on around him and I think it helps him in some ways.
In other ways, not so much. Once you're lost his attention and he sees someone else doing an activity he isn't doing, its very hard to get him to refocus on what we were doing. This is why I'm hoping that the Therapeutic Listing therapy we have just started is going to work.
So we are doing this therapy at home (under supervision from our OT). We will be doing 30 minutes two times a day.
Daniel loves music and likes to listen to the music. He listens to the CD as we are doing another activity, as long as its not the computer or TV. He will stop occasionally during the CD and listen to the sounds and stop the activity we are working on.
We were told not to do the therapy within 3 hours of bedtime. We could possibly see improvement in his sleep/wake cycle, reduction of sensory defensive behavior,improved focus and attention. To read more about this type of therapy (which I might add is NOT very expensive and it can be done at home!) is over at Vital Sounds. Another link that I found was Vital Links
I'm excited to see what comes of this therapy for Daniel.
If you have heard of this or if you use it with your child, let me know what you think.
What CD's are you using? How long did it take before you saw improvements?