Both of the following case studies were conducted in a school setting where the children listened to the REI program recording privately, away from other students. Assessment were made by the teachers after four weeks and eight weeks. N.R.
Female, Age 12
N.R. was in crisis for several months when she first began using the REI Program audiotape at school and spent most of her school day in one to one lessons away from other students due to aggressive action toward other students. Aside from being very aggressive, she was very hyperactive, and was very vocal with extreme echolalia.
After four weeks listening to the recording daily, she was much more calm and less aggressive. Her attention span and listening ability also improved significantly. Teachers described her as being much more able to handle her emotions and much more compliant.
After eight weeks she continued to show progress in her listening ability, compliance, aggression and anxiety levels. The recording was also beneficial in relieving emotional and aggressive outbursts. She would often calm down with a minute or two of starting the recording. It was reported that she would often lay down and go to sleep while the tape was playing.
Male, Age 10
L.C. was highly aggressive and vocal but wouldnít interact with other children.
After four weeks L.C. was coming to school aggitated by his home environment and he would listen to the recording first thing in the morning. He would be significantly calmed within one to two minutes. He was also showing some improvements in his listening ability, aggression, and his memory.
After eights weeks he showed continued improvement in listeing ability, aggression, and memory with the additional of an improvement in overall anxiety and social engagement. His teacher reported that he ìhas been able to better express a variety of feelings as well as use quiet times to calm himself during anxiety. We also have seen increased group participation.î