We have years of experience with clients ‘up and down the spectrum’, and have seen first-hand how Listening Training can make the difference in those with autism, from a state of withdrawal and hardly any verbal contact, to an energy and eagerness to take part in the world. And this world often starts with bonding with the parent or caregiver who is closest. So, that makes it ideal to have them present during the sessions.
It may not always be the right thing to do, but sometimes it is effective to offer an adopted child this experience as well. Not through using the birth mother’s voice, but by recording the adoptive mother’s voice. Having the opportunity of connecting on such a different level can be a precious experience.