SAMONAS SOUND THERAPY
Spectrally Activated Music of Optimally NAtural Structure
SAMONAS Sound Therapy provides auditory stimulation which re-educates the auditory pathways. SAMONAS uses classical music and sounds in nature that have been spectrally activated (specially modified to emphasize the overtones – more highs and dampen the fundamentals – less lows) to stimulate (micro-massage the middle ear muscles) the hearing mechanism to take in the full spectrum of sound. SAMONAS Sound Therapy works on the auditory system. Sound has a profound effect on living systems; however, much of the sound in our environment is acoustically toxic (distracting and stressful). The brain needs healthy sounds. A healthy diet of nutritious sounds can have profound effects on learning, communication, emotions, relationships, sleep, coordination, creativity, organization, and a general sense of well-being.
A revolutionary program, developed by Dr. Steve Truch, where students learn the basics of how numbers work. It is not just "doing" math, but also about understanding it. Manipulatives, visualizing, and dialoguing create a firm understanding of concepts and processes, develop reasoning skills and allow students to figure out any part of math that they need to. Discover Math takes a unique approach and teaches each new concept both verbally and non-verbally. It teaches each new concept as it looks in reality. It uses 3-D manipulatives to allow the students to explore the concepts, visualize them, and put them into words. Only after they “get it” do students solve the math concepts as problems on paper. Students come to understand math, not just do it. They discover math, interact with it, and make sense out of math concepts and skills.
A program, developed by Dr. Steve Truch, designed to help children, adolescents and adults first develop the ability to think about sounds in words (phonological awareness) and from that foundation, to learn to read and spell words.
Discover Reading©, links the alphabet letters (sound links) to high frequency words so that the student can begin reading common literature as quickly as possible. Discover Reading©, uses the sound to letter approach. There are a finite set of sounds (40-44) which one must learn to hear, segment, and identify. These sounds are represented by a finite set of Sound Links (letter combinations). There are approximately 150 of them (100 are introduced in the Basic Level).
Processing And Cognitive Enhancement (PACE)
PACE enhances underlying cognitive skills required to learn effectively – auditory processing, attention skills, comprehension, visual processing, memory, and problem solving. Once strengthened, these skills enhance the student's capacity to learn. Positive side effects often include improvement in self-esteem, confidence, and lifetime potential for achievement.
There are many children who struggle to learn even with adequate instruction; however, these are the children who most likely have a cognitive processing problem. They tend to:
• have trouble paying attention and staying on task
• become easily distracted
• reverse letters and words
• forget instructions or what was read earlier
• take a long time to complete a task
• keep making the same careless errors repeatedly without realizing it
• have difficulties sounding out words and spelling
• have problems creating mental pictures while reading or solving word math problems
• struggle to understand or comprehend what was read
• do things that don’t seem to make sense
• have problems handling a complex task
Master the Code (MTC)
A revolutionary sound-to-code based reading system that consistently provides big, fast results for students who read below grade level. MTC will not only improve reading and spelling skills, but comprehension will increase also.
PACE and MTC have been designed to develop:
•Memory (ability to remember the sound-symbol relationship)
•Sound Segmenting (ability to separate or unglue sounds)
•Sound Blending (ability to put together sounds to form words)
•Auditory Analysis (ability to manipulate or analyze small changes in groups of sounds
•Processing Speed (ability to process information quickly)
•Working Memory (ability to retain incoming information and process it quickly and properly)
•Attention (ability to stay on the given task in spite of distraction)
•Visualization (ability to create and use mental images)
•Reading Fluidity (ability to read smoothly)
•Logic and Reasoning (ability to nonverbally reason and solve problems)