Auditory exercises, stimulation, and activities are implemented daily as a part of our programming.
JIAS Auditory Stimulation
Johansen Individualized Auditory Stimulation [JIAS]
JIAS, an intervention using individually formatted audio CDs, is based on a child's audiogram. The auditory program focuses on those students who have auditory processing challenges as well as inefficient sound discrimination. The tapes are created to highlight frequencies in order to allow the child to receive and retain information in an organized and efficient manner.
A Chance To Grow has utilized a program to assist with developing the auditory pathway so individuals with auditory processing difficulties can process auditory information more efficiently. The program is called, Johansen Individualized Auditory Stimulation [JIAS) and it is available through BSMART.
Dr. Kjeld Johansen, Director of the Baltic Dyslexia Research Lab in Denmark, founded JIAS. Dr. Johansen has researched non-verbal auditory stimulation and its affects on language-based learning for over 30 years. HSAS has been in some European countries for 10 or more years. The research in Europe has focused on individuals with learning disabilities and dyslexia. We, at A Chance To Grow, have experimented on a variety of diagnoses', such as, auditory processing deficit, developmentally delay, autism, speech/language delay, etc.
The JIAS program also analyzes ear preference. Considering 98% of the people in the world are left-hemisphere dominant for language, we should be right-ear dominant in listening to language. Right-ear preference would allow the information to cross directly to the left hemisphere (crossover being the natural way of brain processing) making the information to process easier. If someone displays left-ear preference, the information goes to the right hemisphere first, where the information is not recognized accurately, then must be sent to the left hemisphere to be understood. If this happens, the information can be confused or lost, because the brain needs to re-organize the information.