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Brain Lateralization for Kids? Autism/ Down Syndrome/ Etc?

Discussion in 'Your Suggestions' started by ChiroKat1, Apr 16, 2009.

  1. ChiroKat1

    ChiroKat1 New Member

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    Has anyone looked into the benefits of utilizing LifeFlow as a way to help all spectrums of learning disabilities in children?

    Autism spectrum, dyslexias, functionally disconnected kids, brain injured kids, geneticly different kids- all could use this technology...

    Is there any difference to application for kids... especially young kids & infants that you would want to jump start to maximize brain function?
     
  2. Edwin

    Edwin Member

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    I applaud the idea, but please realise that, especially compared to some other brain entrainment products, LifeFlow is really powerful, and I would suggest to test this under supervision of a trained professional.
     
  3. bashmaki

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    kids

    I've got this 9 year old boy that is a character to the Nth degree. His Grandfather taught him how to play checkers and he learned easy and well! I've never beat him; try as I may. His teachers hate him . . .everyone he's had thus far into the 3rd grade. Sometimes I can't blame them. He has been a little scary to raise. You just know you are at the tipping point of control with this guy all the time. If you let up on your game he will get you; even if he's just having fun. A lot of the time that's all it is; he is bored stiff!
    He has trouble sleeping and is very irritable at times. They say he has ADHD but I don't buy it; He's just smarter than all of his peers and most of the adults around him. He makes me feel inferior at times; and he senses this stuff man! His brother (6 years his senior) gets exasperated with him because he can't beat him on the X Box. HEHEHE!!!

    He is a very loving child though and is unbelievably empathetic for someone soooo young.

    I've tried to get him to listen to LF but he takes off the headphones and says it makes him tired. I'm sure it relaxes him but he is so used to being and doing 5 things at once that he feels vulnerable while listening to LF.

    I'm sure it would help him as well as any other child that is having issues of any kind.

    LifeFlow ROCKS!

    gus
     
  4. Bhavya

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    Hi Gus
    Have you tried playing LF on speakers as he's going off to bed? That would be less intrusive.
    My son was diagnosed with learning disabilities when he was in Grade 4 and I found it helpful to hear the specifics on how he learns - auditory rather than visual, etc. Often kids with these attributes are very bright but have to deal with a fair bit of frustration in a school system which is linear, visual and far too slow-paced for the brighter ones - not to mention forcing them to sit at a desk for most of the day!

    Would you consider getting him tested by someone who's really qualified and who thinks outside the box? Once they get to high school where there's so much else going on, it can be especially tough for these kids who are labeled 'difficult' and whose creativity can get them into trouble. Or maybe even find an alternative school? Here in Quebec, some of us ran an alternative elementary school for a number of years and my kids really benefited from that.

    Anyway, I don't mean to preach. It's just that the way you describe your son, it's pretty clear that he has a lot to offer and it would be great to have him in a school which valued and understood him so he can excel! :)

    Bhavya
     
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  5. bashmaki

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    Bhavya,

    We have gone through a number of avenues wit the boy. They either say they can't do anything to help him or he won't talk to them (he knows immediately if one is an idiot).
    Part of the problem is the state we live in. We live in South Dakota and the social atmosphere here is a bit cloudy, to put it mildly. We have a heck of a time even finding professionals that will work with a child. He is seeing a woman now that he seems to respect and she respects him; I believe. He has been tested to no end. His mechanical skills are off the map as well as his mathematical and critical thinking skills. His problems lie in his social interactions with people. He says inappropriate things to people and does inappropriate things. Nothing bad; just aggravating to people.
    Bluntly; he has the social skills of a sheepherder. If you know anything about sheepherders you know what I'm talking about.

    Thanks,
    gus
     
  6. Bhavya

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    Hmm, that's not easy. Sounds like you're really doing all you can. And as you said, sheepherding notwithstanding, he is loving and empathetic so he'll find his level. And of course the love in your family must ground him. :)

    For sleeping, did you ever try playing LF over the stereo at bedtime?
    And making sure he's had a ton of exercise?

    What comes to mind is something Pollyanna said in one of her posts...that sometimes during/after meditating with LF, an idea will come to her that's totally brilliant. Maybe an idea will pop into your head if there's something else that would help.

    He sounds like a terrific kid! Even though he beats you at checkers! :p

    Bhavya
     
  7. bashmaki

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    Checkers

    I'll never forget the first two games of checkers I played him and he beat me.

    He looked at me and said with disgust, "Daddy you hafta try harder."
    I knew then, as a parent, I was in trouble. :eek:

    I think that was when he was 5.

    We live in the country with lots of room to roam and no TV. He is a very busy boy and seeks his bed voluntarily at about 9:00pm every night. He just wakes up in the middle of the night always.

    Your suggestion of listening to LF while going to sleep will do wonders I bet. I'll need to get a CD player to put in his room.

    gus
     
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    I suggest LF 7 ;)

    On topic, perhaps one of the PM-team can look into Chirokat's question ?
     
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    This thread was from a while ago, so I don't know if there was any response. I too would be interested in learning about the effects of LF on autism spectrum disorder children.
     
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    Hi there Headtraffic, below is a link to Brainwave states which includes a table explaining the benefits of each level:-

    http://www.project-meditation.org/c...t-project-meditation/22-brainwave-states.html

    I'm aware that Michael spends much time in research and I feel sure that when he is happy with any extra tracks, he will make them available. Hope this helps and I wish you much peace and joy with LifeFlow :) :) :)
     

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