This is actually a question for Michelle Morris. I wrote the help line for information about Therapeutic Listening. I read all her information she had suggested. My one problem is finding the right CD player. I am having a horrible time trying to find one with all the specifications. I can't find one with a hold button for volume. Which I have found is very important. I had my son doing his therapy, I had checked the volume when he started but by the time he was done the volume had moved so low he could not hear it! UGH!!! A half an hour down the tubes!!!!!
I was able to find one with Random, and a hold button for the tracks but nothing that has a hold button for the volume or one that I can turn the bass off. Help!!!
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
LauraThe SPD Help Line Answers...
It's wonderful that you read all that information! I am looking at the CD player that I have and it is a Sony Walkman, that I bought from KMart five years ago. I paid about $39.00 for it at the time. It has held up very well, considering the abuse my boy put this thing through! On my player there is only one hold button. Set the bass, the volume, and select random play, then push the hold button. It should hold the all the settings including the volume. I do wonder if your son could possibly have accidentally hit the button, releasing the "hold"? I did spend the extra $10 at KMart also and bought a CD cover case that also clips around my son's waist, so the buttons were out of sight and reach. I know that Vital Sounds sell the cover/case, but I got a nice one for less cost from the department store.
Can you try that again, and keep the player a distance away from him, to see if the button is actually holding the volume? The only other thing I can think of to suggest is phoning the store or company where you purchased the CD player and asking that question about your particular model.
Good Luck! : ) And we can't wait to hear from you when you begin seeing nice improvements with your son!
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