EASe was studied by researchers at Brenau university in 2012 and found effective in reducing auditory hypersensitivity in children with sensory processing disorder.
Please note that we are phasing out EASe Personal. All development of this app has stopped. We put all our efforts in EASe Listening Therapy 3. It is available for free in the App Store. If you purchased modules in EASe Personal, they are easily transferable to EASe 3 via iCloud. In most cases it happens automatically. If not, please contact support.
EASe Listening Therapy
The EASe Listening Therapy app for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad was developed for children with autism and other sensory processing disorders (SPD), who often respond to noise with exaggerated reactions and behavioral or learning issues.
GUIDE FOR PARENTS:
1) select preset 1
2) press play (if no music module is selected, go to control panel to 'select a therapeutic module')
3) stop listening after about 30 mins.
Always observe your child. Make sure to read the user guide on www.audioforge.ca
EASe Listening Therapy uses music to deliver short, intense bursts of sound, creating a sensory palette of sonic experiences that can help a child learn to cope with typical environmental conditions. This long-term listening therapy program exceeds the functionality and performance of hardware devices costing $10,000.
EASe Listening Therapy 3 is the only app that we are continuing to support and develop. Please download it and start using it. It is easy to distinguish by its blue icon (as opposed to the green one for EASe personal)
EASe Personal was geared towards parents. We still support parents but can do it much better in our new app, EASe Listening Therapy 3. It is free to download.
EASe Pro includes the full EASe app and and a 60-minute module of instrumental music, and also is capable of importing a wide range of specially prepared modules available at www.easecd.com. This is currently still supported but will eventually be phased out as well. We will let you know when to transfer to EASe Listening Therapy 3.
The EASe app for iPhone, iPod, Touch and iPad was developed by Audioforge Labs and Vision Play, LLC, in cooperation with Vision Audio Inc., creators of the popular EASe listening therapy CDs and video games for children on the autism spectrum.
"I have 6 children listening to the music using the Seinheiser headphones. They all have been on either EASe or Therapeutic Listening CD's for over 6 months. Nothing but good to report. I have had no problem with the application-works great. One of my parents stated she liked the quality of the music better? This is the 2nd week (I only see them 1 time a week) and all of them have made some positive changes this week:
-Awareness/interaction of their environment
-Improvement in vestibular movement and tolerance of movement
-Increase in play skills
-Good tolerance of music-seem to enjoy listening" - Karen Roessler, OTR/L
And about 3 weeks later:
"I continue to use the program with 8 of my children; all of them have had great responses and enjoy the selections. In fact a few do not want to Stop listening. Sensory processing including spatial orientation and auditory attention have improved as noted through parent/therapist observation." - Karen Roessler, OTR/L
Ratings and Reviews
Issues with sound but when it works it's great
This app is extremely fickle with the sound. If you disconnect the headphones, the sound stops and you have to reset the app to get it playing again. Also, the controls are not very intuitive. The user experience is not the best.
When it does work it's great.
The developers could use more familiar language when describing what's available in each version. I though I was getting all the albums in this version but it just gives you one album and each additional album is around $40. Gulp. It's expensive enough to get all the necessary therapies for a child with autism and then these in app. charges if I want to add more music.
The music that comes with this download sounds like it's right out of a cheesy 70's movie but alas, if it does the job then it is what it is.
I needed to import a special preset file, which had been created by the therapist who is working with my son's filtering issue. I needed guidance so I sent a request to EASe support and received a reply within minutes. I was up and running fast. I give the support for this product high marks!
A great tool for sensory disorders
My 4 1/2 year old son has Sensory Processing Disorder. In his case, he's hypersensitive to noises and stimuli. We had not heard of the EASe system before, or tried any type of auditory therapy. I have been using the EASe app with him several times per day, and it really seems to calm him down. It's too soon to tell about long-term effects, but for the short-term I'm very pleased. As for the app itself, I thought it was very easy to use and I appreciated the detailed information about EASe therapy and its proper use that is contained in the app itself.
Disclosure: I received this app to review for myself with my SPD child. All opinions posted here are mine and mine alone.
- Audioforge Labs Inc.
- 163.3 MB
- Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © Audioforge Labs Inc
- In-App Purchases
- EASe Music #1 $39.99
- EASe Music #2 $39.99
- EASe Music #4 $39.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.