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Kids with learning challenges reach milestones with ‘kinesthetic listening’

Will Barrett, 15, was struggling on the baseball team and in the classroom last spring at Christian Central Academy when he tried an unfamiliar therapy designed to retrain the brain through sound waves.

Olivia Greiner and her parents decided Olivia should give it a try, too, as part of the steps they’ve taken to help the 10-year-old from Lancaster address mood and non-verbal learning challenges.

Will, Olivia and their families can’t explain in detail how sessions work at the Kinesthetic Listening Center of Western New York – but the results speak for themselves.

Anxiety gripped Will before sporting events and tests. Within a few weeks, kinesthetic listening boosted his performance on the ballfield and golf course. His grades improved dramatically. He passed all three Regents tests he took, including pulling an 87 on the year-end Spanish exam.

 

“It’s trained my mind to calm itself down,” he said.