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Posted May 30, 2008 at 5:41:27 AM
Subject: various programs

There are so many products on the market .eg. Tomatis,Fast Foward, cogmed, earobotics,lindamoodbell. How does one know which one works or not. Is it all trial and error? Has anyone made a comparison of any of these products.

Would really appreciate a response

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Posted:May 30, 2008 8:52:06 AM

I haven't really made any comparison for each product but I have listened to other parents and professionals about what works. When we were looking for a program for my dd the SLP who did her testing recommended Earobics because it was visually a less "little kiddish". This was important because my dd has a high IQ and refuses to do anything that would be deemed "beneath her".

I know people who have used Lindamoodbell and liked that program. Haven't heard many who like FastForward, read a book on the Tomatis method which has sprouted other programs such as The Listening Program (which we've also used).

So, talk to professionals and other parents using various programs and just pick the one you think will best fit your child's needs. Different programs may work a bit differently, so that is something to take into consideration.

scifinut mom to: ms 16, bp/adhd/anxiety/complex ld mr. 20, add/dyslexic I hear and I forget I see and I remember I do and I understand. -Anonymous

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Posted:May 30, 2008 4:22:43 PM

I agree. They are all different and it really all depends on the child's needs. We just finished FFW in April. It was really hard for my daughter, but we think we are seeing some benefit. We're going to keep an eye on things (with the SLP who provides the program) to determine if we should go ahead with the next program. FFW Lang to Reading. Maybe/Maybe Not! We tried Earobics a year ago and she could not do it which is why we hesitated with FFW, but the SLP made sure she could handle it prior to starting it and she did a lot of therapy prior to FFW. She is doing Lindamood Bell V/V at school for reading, but the SLP is using the V/V program in therapy for auditory comprehension, which is the foundation for reading comprehension. It seems to be helping. We have never tried the Tomatis and have never discussed it, but I know others have used it and have found it helpful, but then those have usually used other programs before and after.

It's hard to know where progress comes from most of the time, but you really have to try things to see if they work or not. Unfortunately there's no exact science as to what works and what doesn't. It just depends on the child's needs and abilities.

Hope this helps.

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Posted:Jun 03, 2008 12:56:53 PM

I am familiar with most of those programs. They address different things. What are your child's learning problems?

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