Johansen Alpha for schools
A classroom based programme for Nursery & Reception
Why your school needs the Johansen Alpha programme
This auditory stimulation programme is suitable for pupils in Nursery and Reception/Year 1 with concentration or hearing problems. In every new intake there are usually a few children who show signs of needing extra help:
* lack of concentration
* speech and/or language difficulties
* emotional problems or signs of stress
* a history of pre-school ear infections
* a history of hearing problems
Teachers are experienced in spotting those children who look like they’re going to have difficulty settling into school life.
Having the opportunity to put an intervention programme in place early on in the school year can bring huge benefits to the learning and social life of individual children and the class as a whole.
How it works
The Johansen Alpha programme works by giving regular stimulation to a child’s auditory processing pathways and enhancing neurological development in a gentle and orderly way. It has been used around the world in schools since 2004.
Teachers report that their classrooms are more settled, with children demonstrating better listening skills and overall being more secure in their learning abilities.
What the children do
Each child has their own set of headphones and sits in a small group listening to a specially composed Johansen music track for 10 minutes every day in a relaxed environment, like a cosy corner of the classroom with beanbags or a quiet side room.