Sound Advice with Alex Doman
December 7, 2010
Hosted by Teri Arranga
Teri Arranga and Kristin Selby-Gonzalez welcome Alex Doman, founder and CEO of Advanced Brain Technologies, an innovative neuro-technology company that provides brain-based solutions to consumers, schools, therapy clinics, healthcare facilities, and the military. Alex is also co-founder and president of the ABT Foundation, a public charity. Creator and co-producer of the multi-award-winning Music for Babies™ music collection and collaborator on more than 50 other albums including the Sound Health® series and Music for the Mind™, Alex has trained thousands of healthcare, education, and music professionals in the application of music-based therapies around the world. From 1993-1998, he served as vice president of the National Association for Child Development and executive director of the National Academy for Child Development, international organizations founded by his father, Robert J. Doman, Jr. It was at this point that he began his training and research into developing methods to improve brain performance. He developed music programs for more than 1,500 families with special needs children. Alex has co-invented several acoustic methods to improve auditory processing and spatial perception. These include the Spatial Surround® technology used in the renowned neuro-auditory training method The Listening Program®, the cornerstone of ABT.
Autism One: A Conversation of Hope
Archives Available on VoiceAmerica Health and Wellness Channel
Approximately 1 child in 50 is diagnosed with autism, which gives autism the undesired ranking as the most prevalent childhood developmental disorder in the United States. 67 children will be diagnosed today - that is nearly 1 child every 20 minutes. Autism is treatable and children are significantly improving or recovering following appropriate therapies. “Autism One: A Conversation of Hope” hosted by Teri Arranga, includes discussions with the most experienced doctors, researchers, and therapists in the field, parents of recovered children, and advocates for the children and families.
Teri Arranga is the executive director of AutismOne (www.autismone.org), the vice president of the Global Autism Collaboration (www.autism.org), and the secretary of Strategic Autism Initiative. She has served as the editor-in-chief of Autism Science Digest and as editor of the US/Canada edition of Autism File magazine. Teri is co-editor of the book Bugs, Bowels, and Behavior: The Groundbreaking Story of the Gut-Brain Connection, and she is editor of Dr. William Walsh's book Nutrient Power and Dr. Andrew Wakefield's books Callous Disregard: Autism and Vaccines - The Truth Behind a Tragedy (www.callous-disregard.com) and Waging War on the Autistic Child: The Arizona 5 and the Legacy of Baron von Munchausen, all of which were published by Skyhorse Publishing. Additionally, Teri has contributed to and provided editing for all annual editions of Skyhorse Publishing's Cutting-Edge Therapies for Autism series. Teri has been involved with a number of media projects, including consulting for medical documentaries such as by award-winning filmmaker Lina Moreco of Canada, appearing in the award-winning documentary Beautiful Son, and consulting for the April 2007 Discover magazine article "Understanding Autism." Teri received the National Autism Association's Believe Award for 2008 and a volunteerism award from USAAA in 2006. She has been an active advocate in the autism community for many years, including attending and broadcasting events in Washington, D.C.