With Autism the limitations in the areas of communications and social skills are normally very clearly present before three years of age.
With a child of this age that has Autism you will normally find that they have a limited attention span, poor motivation levels, can quite often be anxious and they tend to respond differently than other children to many different things around them. Quite often they are observed as different to other children. These children tend to respond better to a routine and can become agitated if that routine changes without warning. They can also have obsessive behaviours and rituals that many don’t understand. More often than not their speech is quite delayed or even completely absent.
High Functioning Autism is a term used to usually describe a child or adult who can meet some but not all of the criteria that defines Autism.
Asperger Syndrome is normally used to describe children or adults who have some classic signs of Autism but not the main traits that define it.
Often they will talk at a normal age but their comprehension and use of language is often impaired as they get older. Normally during their primary school years this becomes quite noticeable. Often they are misunderstood due to the meanings they associate with words to express themselves. These children can also have problems with social skills and making friends but are usually in the average intelligence range.
Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD) is the diagnosis given for children who present with some of the characteristics of either Autism or Aspergers Syndrome, but not severe enough for a diagnosis of either of these conditions. Previously this was referred to as Atypical Autism.
Information & Facts about Rick Collingwood’s Autism Audio Programs
Rick Collingwood has developed a range of Children’s sleep stories that have been proven to be exceptionally beneficial to children with Autism and Aspergers. They have been designed to make living with Autism easier for children and parents alike.
Rick Collingwood is one of the world’s leading mind clinicians. His ‘Life Improvement’ CDs have sold more than a million copies world wide and Rick has appeared as a guest on almost every major TV & Radio show in his home of Australia as well as internationally on Good Morning America, NBC Today, KTLA and Coast to Coast AM. Rick is officially qualified and accredited in: Dip Hypnosis, Dip Adv Hypnosis, Dip 1-2 Counseling, Dip Mental Health, B.A. Counseling, Cert IV Workplace Training & Assessment. He has worked extensively with Autism and ADD-ADHD children throughout his 15 years as an experienced mind clinician.
About the Children’s Sleep Stories
These are specifically designed to induce the deepest state of relaxation through spoken voice, classical music and Neurosonic™ Frequencies. In this relaxed state, each program progresses into a positive metaphorical story that introduces more positive and beneficial ideas, suggestions and patterns aimed at the child’s subconscious mind. The content on each audio title is specifically designed to target key areas prevalent for Autistic children and quite literally begin to change the way they think and do even the most common of tasks at the deepest level.
About the Music Programs
Using special Neurosonic™ Frequencies, classical music and a human heartbeat, these music programs are purely designed to achieve deep relaxation and better sleep. The Neurosonic™ Frequencies replicate the Theta brainwave resonance through musical frequency thus ensuring the deepest and most profound relaxation experience each time the child listens. Consistent deep relaxation and a good sleep is imperative, especially for children with Autism, because it helps them achieve greater clarity, focus and direction in day to day life.
How Do the Programs Work?
The relaxation aspect of the program allows direct communication with the subconscious part of the child’s mind. This part of the mind is responsible for the majority of the automated patterns and behavioral characteristics of children who are Autistic. Using positive metaphorical stories in a way that children will more easily understand and absorb, the audios are able to instigate change at a deep and permanent level. With repeated use, new and better patterns and decision making processes are formed, and subsequently become a part of the child’s natural instinct.
You will find that after your child has heard several of the different sleep stories that they will ‘choose’ one that they like best. With the studies done so far we have found that whichever story the child chooses tend to be the one that their mind connects with the most. We have found that they choose their favourite story on a subconscious level as it is their subconscious mind that knows what it needs to ‘connect the dots’ so to speak and move forward.
Instructions for Use
Simply play at least one of the audio programs every day to your child for 6 days straight, then have a break on the 7th day. Repeat this for a minimum of 8 weeks.
The best time to listen is just before and whilst they sleep or when they have quiet time during the day. The audio CD can be played through a stereo or headphones at a volume that is comfortable for them.
Useful links for Autism and Aspergers
- Autism Is On The Rise, by Giovanni Lordi