Recently I was contacted by the amazing folks at B-Calm. They asked if I would be willing to test out the B-Calm AudioSedation system with Aiden and I was absolutely thrilled to do so. We have been researching various ways of helping Aiden succeed in school and in life and the B-Calm system sounded like it would definitely help!
First of all let me give you a little bit of information I got off the B-Calm website:
For many students who cope with ADHD and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) school can be struggle. Sounds that are typically ignored or unnoticed are often the source of stress, confusion and distraction for students with ADHD and ASD.
That’s why b-Calm has developed AudioSedation. Using familiar headphones and personal audio technology b-Calm is able to make typically distracting and stressful noises unapparent to the wearer! The result is a student better relaxed focused and ready to learn.Common b-Calm Benefits Include
- Dramatic drops in behavior outbursts by ASD students
- Less distracted ADHD student
- Longer attention span on individual work
- Better writing clarity and math comprehension
We have found that Aiden responds extremely well to the B-Calm system! It definitely helps to calm him down. When we need Aiden to be calm we simply hand him the headphones and he puts them on willingly... which may not seem like a big deal to some of you but TRUST ME, it is. He has told me several times that he likes to have the system on and will even ask for it on occasion.
Aiden also seems to concentrate better when he uses the B-Calm. Aiden is very easily distracted by noises and whatever is happening around him, especially when he is doing school work. The B-Calm really does seem to help him ignore the distractions.
Over the past couple weeks I have asked Aiden to use the B-Calm when he is frustrated or angry. He puts the headphones on and sits on his bed and it has helped us avoid a few freak outs.
We have sent the system to school with Aiden and according to him he has used it several times. When I asked him what he thought about it he said "I like it". Three little words that say a lot :)
I am thoroughly impressed with the B-Calm system! The B-Calm system is even on sale right now in honour of Autism awareness month!