What Johansen IAS Involves
The first step towards starting on a Johansen IAS programme involves assessment by a Registered Johansen IAS Provider.
Assessment will include the use of checklists to gather background information, a listening audiogram if appropriate, together with formal and informal tests to explore the individual’s profile of strengths and difficulties. Once a picture of the individual’s difficulties has been gained Johansen IAS will be discussed and explained.
Johansen IAS is a home (or school) based Sound Therapy programme which involves daily listening to CDs with specially recorded music for 10 to 15 minutes through over-the ear headphones. Many individuals choose to listen at bedtime when they are relaxed and daytime activities are not interrupted.
Reviews are carried out every four to ten weeks depending on age, when progress is discussed and a new listening audiogram is taken (if appropriate). A new CD will be made, again customised to the individual needs of the listener. The programme usually lasts around 8 to 12 months. Younger children or those unable to cooperate with a full assessment will be given a CD appropriate to their needs.
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