Listening therapy WITHOUT my consent
How 'bout this one ladies?!
My ASD daughter is 7 yo. Her school OT decided to use something called Electronic Auditory Stimulation Effect (a type of listening therapy) on my daughter this past Feb (2012) WITHOUT my knowledge or consent.
This is where the child wears headphones and listens to soft, calming music. Then out of nowhere will be sharp, intense noises. This is supposed to "JOLT" their neurotransmitters into a different path - thus - producing all kinds of wonderful behavioral impovements, acedemic improvements and social improvements. Bull puddy!!
My daughter has (and still does) now suffer from sever panic attacks, is now SUPER sensitive to the slightest sound. I have done extensive research on this topic. There is NO scientific studies that have been done. The American Academy of Pediatrics strongly suggests that this NOT be used. It can (and does) cause serious side effects; hearing loss or complecations, anxiety, panic,seizures and schizophrenia!
I am just trying to help my daughter get back to the place she was BEFORE this was done to her. Any suggestions would be fantastic!