Professor Media Matters

I am a media professional with 6 years as a TV producer and reporter, and college professor in the field of Communications. I am also a Conservative with a passion for pop culture. This will be my attempt to put the "me" in media. It will be my take on movies, TV, books, magazines, newspapers, the Internet and all that is the worldwide media.

Friday, June 08, 2012

RADIO RESULTS

I tried an experiment at our house for the last 3 months. I got positive results, though not the results I was originally hoping for. One of the obvious ways that my 6 year old son's autism can manifest itself is through tantrums. When he gets sensory overload, or just overwhelmed in general, his behavior can get out of control. He doesn't know how to process everything he is experiencing so he can lash out ...with hitting, kicking, screaming, etc. I had read about how playing soothing music in the room while troubled, violent teens sleep had been effective in decreasing their inappropriate behavior. So since March we have been playing KLOVE Christian radio in Parker's room 24/7. Honestly, I don't think it has helped curb his tantrums. But it is now his favorite radio station, even above Radio Disney. And he knows tons of Christian songs and is learing Bible lyrics and singing about Jesus all day long. Not a bad trade off.

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