I have worked with and taught a number of autistic children. They love music. I have also taught them through the music program that I developed called "I Love Music". I have testimonies from people of autistic children who are playing Sea Magic to help settle them down. A number of parents use Sea Magic to help their children sleep as well. Play the music quietly and continuously in the background. Transcension and Infinite Joy are also beneficial.
Transcension calms aggressive behaviour. The music lessens the feelings of frustration and aggravation and soothes and mellows. Although I haven’t had the opportunity to use Illuminating the Shadow, I’m sure it would have a very calming effect as well.
Infinite Joy equally activates the beta (our conscious mind) and 4th stage delta, (our deepest sleep). This happens whether you are awake or sleeping. The 4th stage delta is where the deep sleep takes place, the protein is assimilated in the brain, and the learning takes place.
This music helps these children to settle down, feel calmer and enables them to cope and learn easier.
“I teach what is termed a "Diagnostic Kindergarten" which services four and five year old children with multiple learning disabilities. Of the children that I am presently teaching three of seven are diagnosed as Pervasive Developmental Delay (that is they are autistic - like students), one has Down Syndrome, and one is globally delayed especially in the area of speech and language, and two are adjustment problems.) I have used and continue to use Sea Magic softly in the background while the children are engaged in learning activities. I use Infinite Joy daily and specifically at a quiet reading period when my educational assistant must oversee the students independently as I write in their Home Communication Books. The music has had a significant calming effect. Autistic children who can otherwise only sit a moment or two calm to a point where they can sit for several minutes and one particularly active autistic - like child will lay right down on the carpet and seem in a relaxed state. The levels of hyperactivity and aggression in my students are noticeably reduced while the music is on, and their ability to focus on teacher initiated tasks or instructions is enhanced.
Several parents of autistic - like students in my class have also used the tapes at home and have found them soothing both to their special needs child and to relieve the stress left by their family in general.”
- Sherry Bedford - Special Education Teacher