Introduction

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What’s in a name? Over the years the name of this auditory stimulation method (for several reasons) have changed. The basic ideas haven’t changed, even though we continually seek to develop and improve also based on inputs from users around the world. JST (Johansen Sound Therapy), ADT (Auditory Discrimination Training), HSAS (Hemisphere Specific Auditory Stimulation), IHSAS (Individualized Hemisphere Specific Auditory Stimulation), HFSAS (Hemisphere and Frequency Specific Auditory Stimulation), JIAS (Johansen Individualized Auditory Stimulation) are all labels used. My personal preference was IHSAS, because it tells, what this is. But when working with people around the world one sometimes must listen, and JIAS was agreed upon by the majority of those asked. So …. / K.V.J. (2012-02-14).

 

Kjeld V. Johansen, M.Sc., Ph.D.,

Director,

Baltic Dyslexia Research Lab, Bornholm, Denmark

www.johansenias.dk      e-mail: kvj@johansen.mail.dk


BDRL was founded 1975 (under the name Paedacon ApS) and has since done research in dyslexia and in neuro-educational techniques to support remedial education of specific reading problems.

BDRL is concentrating its efforts in five distinct areas:

BDRL is cooperating with centers and therapists in Finland, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Greece, Italy, Spain, Austria, Holland, England, Scotland, Ireland, New Zealand, Australia, and in North America. By request to BDRL you may get contact addresses to these centers.

WE ARE SORRY TO INFORM YOU THAT SOME PEOPLE WITHOUT SUFFICIENT TRAINING AND KNOWLEDGE AND WITHOUT OUR CONSENT ARE COPYING THIS SYSTEM CLAIMING TO FOLLOW OUR GUIDELINES. THIS MAY NOT BE TRUE.
THEREFORE, BE SURE ONLY TO WORK WITH RECOGNIZED MEMBERS OF THE ADT/HSAS/JST TEAM ABLE TO DOCUMENT THEIR QUALIFICATIONS.

(An updated list of some 400 cooperating therapists may be fund on Websites from the National Directors of JIAS).

BDRL and the cooperating centers perform assessments of children and adults in the areas mentioned above and set up training programs or refer to other specialists if needed.

BDRL also conducts training seminars for therapists in the use of auditory stimulation (ADT/HSAS/JIAS) to overcome CAPD and related reading/spelling problems.

In cooperation with ROTNA Music, BDRL has developed auditory training programs based on individually formatted tapes or CDs for daily training (10 – 15 min.) to support remedial teaching in school or at home. These programs are called JST (Johansen Sound Therapy), ADT (Auditory Discrimination Training) or HSAS (Hemisphere Specific Auditory Stimulation).


JST – Johansen Sound Therapy is IADT – Individualized Auditory Discrimination Training through IHSAS – Individualized Hemisphere Specific Auditory Stimulation using newly developed computer technology and software for assessments and for recordings of individual stimulation tapes or CDs for use at home or at school.


Trained educators or therapists assess the clients and transfer assessment results to BDRL or to other trained specialists, who will then produce and mail the special tapes or CDs to each individual client.

Educators and certified therapists may be trained and certified by BDRL to customize tapes or CDs based on Master CDs from ROTNA Music. Training courses by Baltic Dyslexia Research Lab (BDRL) are conducted in Scandinavia, Europe, the U.K., Ireland, N.Z. and in North America.

Arthur Schopenhauer (1788-1860): ”Ein jedes Problem durchlaüft bis zu seiner Anerkennung drei Stufen. In der ersten erscheint es lächerlich, in der zweiten wird es bekämpft, und in der dritten gilt es als selbstverständlich.

“En væsentlig del af baggrunden for arbejdet med auditiv stimulation er beskrevet i Kjeld V. Johansen (1993): LYD, HØRELSE OG SPROGUDVIKLING. Receptiv lyd-/musik-terapi som supplement til skolens almindelige specialundervisning. Forlaget ålykke a/s, Porskærvej 15, Nim, 8740 Brædstrup.

Det første danske (skandinaviske) forsøg på en samlet fremstilling af hypoteserne bag denne arbejdsform blev givet i bogen ALTERNATIVE BEHANDLINGER AF ORDBLINDHED af Kjeld Johansen. Forlaget Hedeskov 1986. Bogen kan i dag kun købes hos Paedacon ApS, Rø Skolevej 14, DK 3760 Gudhjem – og måske lånes på biblioteket.

If you want to look into recent scientific documentation of the effects of music on the development of the brain and the development of auditory sensation and perception, please read THE NEUROSCIENCES AND MUSIC ed. by Giuliano Avanzini et al. Annals of The New York Academy of Sciences Vol. 999. ISBN 1-57331-453-6, published 2003 and also read THE NEUROSCIENCES AND MUSIC II ed. also by Avanzini et al. NYAS Vol. 1060. ISBN 1-57331-611-3 from 2005. 

Other websites:
Germany:
www.hoertraining-ias.de
Holl:    www.johansenIAS.nl (Dutch therapists)
Italy:  www.istitutifay.org  (Luca) 

NZ:     www.smartlearning.co.nz  (Smart Learning, Auckland)                                

Poland: www.johansen-ias.pl   

UK:     www.johansenIAS.com (Therapists in the UK) 
USA:   www.actg.org      (AChanceTo Grow,MN) and www.donevu.com (Missouri, US) 

You may also find us under the Trade Mark: JohansenIAS  (Individualised Auditory Stimulation).