Recently, that prayer was answered when we received the opportunity to review the bone conduction headset from Forbrain - Sound For Life Ltd.
Forbrain is a headset that uses bone conduction through a special dynamic filter that allows you to hear your voice the way that others hear it. This allows you to hear speech pronunciation mistakes and correct them. It also helps with volume control (a huge issue with us), comprehension, focus, and memory.
I thought this would be perfect to actually use with all the kiddos as well as with Daddy T and myself! I started with Popper:
Popper used Forbrain as he did his daily reading and sometimes during our poetry memorization time. I found that as Popper used the headset, he was trying to create different voices for the characters. Most days, I noticed that he was retaining better than usual. However, there were days where he was not able to use the headset because of headaches.
That is one thing that I will mention, if you or your child suffer from migraines, be careful to stop use if it begins to hurt at all. Popper tried to keep using it one day and ended up in bed the rest of the day. We did not find this to be a common problem, but there were a few days when he had to not use the headset.
Next was Brother Bear. He loved wearing the headset!
I saved the best results for last:
Sister struggles with speech problems. We have been waiting on a referral to a speech therapist for about 2 months now. I decided to see how she would do with the headset. I have her use it for a few minutes about 3 times a week. She is only 3 so the 20 minutes a day seems a bit much for her. I am amazed at how far she has come. She pronounces the /k/ sound as /t/. (example; car seat is tar seat) We started there. We have been working on this particular sound for the 6 weeks that we have had Forbrain. She can know make the sound correctly and is learning to flow it into the word without moving her tongue to her teeth out of habit. She is doing wonderfully! The headset allows her to actually hear how she is pronouncing a word wrong and try and correct it herself!
Overall, I am really pleased with this product! I am excited to use it when Sister starts seeing a speech therapist! I love that when Popper is having a rough day with the Auditory Processing Disorder, I can grab the headset and allow him to spend some time with it on! I am very hopeful with Brother Bear being able to focus better without the intervention of medication. I love that this product has come into our lives! I have thanked Jesus more times for the blessing of being on this review! It truly was an answer to our prayers!
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