Let’s Listen & Move
The Let's Listen & Move CD has been designed for children primarily, (but not exclusively) on the autistic spectrum, many of whom benefit from a regular structured physical programme linking music and specific movement. All the activities have been carefully chosen and piloted with children of all ages and abilities in a variety of settings.
The use of firm pressure, and rolling balls on and across the body promote increased body awareness and also provides increased proprioceptive feedback. This is very calming to the sensory defensive system for the child on the autistic spectrum. Many of our most severely disabled and hyperactive children find these activities calming and will "still" for extended periods.
Each activity is introduced verbally by a simple instruction; the music then begins with a sung instruction which is gradually faded out. The music that has been commissioned for this CD is jazzy, varied and appeals to all ages.
This 20 minute CD linking music and movement was devised by staff from The Loyne Specialist School with advice from senior paediatric physiotherapist Karen Leslie.
Due to the popularity of Let's Listen & Move we have created a second CD in the series. Let’s Listen &Move 2 follows the same principals using firm pressure to promote increased body awareness and proprioceptive feedback.
The music specially composed and sung by Andy and Lily Whitfield.