Video: Stimulate Your Brain – An Introduction to Sensory Learning?
After posting about my experience in Pittsburg with HDFT, an optometrist who I met at the Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Association (NORA) conference, reached out to me about a little-known therapy called the Sensory Learning Program. The Sensory Learning Program is a simultaneous multi-sensory training that stimulates the vestibular, visual, and auditory system. The scientific data surrounding this therapy is pretty cool, with an amazing 90% improvement rate of patient symptoms! Check out their website (www.sensorylearning.com) to learn more.
Coming to Our Senses
The integration of vision, vestibular, and auditory stimuli tells us where we are in space and time. It is through the integration of all three of these systems that we are aware of our orientation, posturing, and location. This is developed early in life, but injury or disease can disrupt this integration, and sensory integration therapy may help to reset the system so that we can improve the inputs and outputs from our brain.
Watch: Stimulate Your Brain – An Introduction to Sensory Learning
What is the Sensory Learning Institute?
The institute was founded by Mary Bolles, who studied or learned from very distinguished optometrists who have used and researched optometric syntonic phototherapy. Some of these distinguished optometrists include Dr. John Downing and Dr. John Serfoss. This phototherapy is teamed with the auditory research of Guy Berard, M.D., a French doctor working with auditory stimulation. Mary devoted her entire adult life to finding causes and solutions to her second child’s sensory issues and developmental delays. While originally a treatment focusing primarily on behaviors associated with autistic spectrum disorder, the SLP is now being found to have a tremendous benefit to our many, many post-concussion, stroke, and PTSD population.