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Individualised Auditory Stimulation

Johansen IAS is the only auditory stimulation programme which uses music recordings customised to the individual’s own hearing curve to organise and enhance auditory processing skills.

Children and adults with dyslexia, dyspraxia, ADHD, speech and language difficulties and autistic spectrum disorders may have inefficient auditory processing.

The effectiveness of teaching and therapy can be greatly increased if these skills are improved.

Johansen IAS can contribute to improvements in:








Social Skills

Speech & Language


Hypersensitivity/Sensory Issues

Girl with headphones on

Johansen IAS is a home based Sound Therapy programme which involves listening to specially recorded music

Johansen IAS music is specifically designed to gently change and organise auditory processing by stimulating the nerve pathways into and within the brain – in particular the areas dealing with language.

Johansen IAS can be of benefit to children as young as three years old, adolescents and adults.

Johansen IAS addresses underlying processing which helps noticing, discrimination and organisation of the detail of sound.

Better processing of the detail of sound increases concentration and attention, allowing more efficient learning.

Following Johansen IAS, changes are also often seen in general composure, motivation and associated skills leading to increased confidence and self-esteem.

Research suggests that stimulation is an important requirement for the maturation and changes in auditory processing that support speech, language and literacy development.

The individually customised, focused stimulation of Johansen IAS can contribute to the successful management of Listening and Auditory Processing Difficulties.

Johansen IAS CDs are customised according to information obtained from individual assessment, including audiometry where appropriate.

Johansen IAS is the only form of sound therapy that both individualises the music that the customer listens to and allows the customer to listen at home.

He is much less impulsive than before

He is much better at waiting for his turn

He is not as clumsy as he used to be


Her social skills have improved greatly

Her confidence has developed well this year

He isn’t ‘fighting the world’ any more

He doesn’t seem so angry

My homework doesn’t take so long

My homework isn’t such a chore

She is quite content to be surrounded by noise and is now unaffected by sudden loud noise

What people say about Johansen IAS...

The first step towards starting on a Johansen IAS programme involves a formal assessment.


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 based Sound Therapy programme which involves daily listening to music with specially recorded tracks 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). New music 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 music appropriate to their needs.

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