Monday, November 21, 2011

App review: EASe app for autism spectrum children and those with sensory issues

As I think I've mentioned here before, my 4-year-old son, Ethan is living with something called Sensory Processing Disorder.  In his case, it manifests in a refusal to eat, some developmental delays, and a hypersensitivity to noise and other stimuli.  Which is why I was really interested to learn about a program designed for kids with Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) and other related issues, called EASe. Here's a bit about it, from the EASe website:

The purpose of all Electronic Auditory Stimulation effect (EASe) products is to stimulate, challenge, and promote sensory processing in children on the autism spectrum and others experiencing difficulty with sensory processing and organization.
EASe products are inspired by principles of sensory integration and neurological organization taught by Jean Ayres and Glenn Doman. EASe music is encoded according to the principles of Auditory Integration Training from Guy Berard. Sheila Frick's work to connect auditory and vestibular integration inspires the visual/vestibular link, now present in the EASe Games series.
EASe products deliver short, intense bursts of sensory experiences to stimulate but not over-stimulate a child experiencing difficulty with sensory processing and organization. This virtual sensory diet creates a palette of experiences to help a child cope with typical environmental conditions.
In addition to having EASe on CDs, you now can purchase an app for iPods, iPhones or iPads.  Here's a bit about this app:

Vision Play, LLC, in cooperation with Vision Audio Inc. is pleased to announce our latest and most sophisticated tool to empower parents and therapists to help children challenged with Sensory Processing Disorder learn to cope with noise. 
The EASe app is designed to stimulate, challenge, and promote sensory processing in children on the autism spectrum and others experiencing difficulty with sensory processing and organization.
EASe for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad delivers short, intense bursts of sensory experiences to stimulate but not over-stimulate a child experiencing difficulty with sensory processing and organization. This virtual sensory diet creates a palette of experiences to help a child cope with typical environmental conditions.
I really appreciated the detailed information that comes along with this app regarding how to use the EASe system and app.  I'm new to this form of therapy, so I needed all the education and information that the app contains.  I've been having Ethan listen to it several times per day, and he seems to like it, and it actually seems to calm him down when he listens.  I'm really glad to have this app to help him with his noise processing issues, and I look forward to continuing to use it with him in the future.

If you'd like to try out the EASe app, there is a lite version available for download so that you can give it a try before committing to the full version.

Disclosure: I received this app to review for myself. I was not compensated in any other way and all opinions posted here are mine and mine alone.

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