We have been using the Forbrain Multisensory Headset for nearly 4 months now and before writing a review I wanted to thoroughly test it out. Harry has been a little bit slower than his classmates at getting the hang of phonics and general reading so we thought this would be good to try. It was always a struggle to get him to sit and read at night time as his attention was pretty short.The Forbrain Multisensory Headset was designed to not only help with speech development but also attention span and memory.
We started using the Forbrain Multisensory Headset in July just before he broke up for the school holidays. The headset fits around the head and over the ears with the audio-vocal loop sitting comfortably at the front. At first, I think it was a novelty for him to wear the headset and hear his voice through the microphone but I also noticed that his voice became much clearer and confident when he read whilst wearing it. Harry pretty much read each day of the holidays, some days a few sentences, some days a few pages. With each session, his voice became clearer and he needed less prompting with words. SOUND FOR LIFE LTD who designed the headset suggests using it for 20 minutes a day for 40 days. This was something we slowly build up to as I wanted Harry to enjoy the trial and not feel like he had to read.
Specifically designed to improve speech, memory, and attention, Forbrain’s audio-vocal loop gives the nervous system an extra special sensory workout. The headset rests just under the ear and sound vibrations conduct through the bone transmitting the sound of your voice 10 times faster and with greater clarity than air conduction. The dynamic filter enhances specific frequencies of speech and constantly surprises the brain to increase memory, attention and sensory processing. The resulting sound is delivered through the bones and bone conduction, not the ears or air conduction, to the nervous system and brain.
As we now reach the end of the 4-month trial not only has Harry’s confidence while reading increased but also his attention span. While at first, he would read for maybe 5-10 minutes before getting bored and moving onto another activity, he can now easily sit reading for 30 minutes without distraction. We have also started using the Forbrain Multisensory Headset on Charley. As she is only 4 we use the headset while she is playing with her toys and dolls. She loves to sing while she is wearing it and her diction has become much clearer. I have even used the headset in preparation for delivering my workshops. After years of hiding behind my blog, I found public speaking ( to a crowd of people ) quite daunting so I used the headset to help me project my voice and not mumble due to nerves. The whole trial has been a great success and we have loved using the Forbrain Multisensory Headset. Harry now sets the headset up and calls me to start his reading each night. It has been a very positive experience and as a family, we highly recommend the use of the Forbrain Multisensory Headset.
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