I was not planning to do any reviews this week since it is an extremely busy week for me but I could not pass up the opportunity to review Forbrain from Sound For Life LTD. At first, I thought I would pass on it even though it sounded like a neat device, but after reading through the website I realized this product could help every single member of my family in some way. So, I decided I could manage one review this week in exchange for these benefits!
I was impressed with this product from the moment I opened the box! It is packaged in a nice protective case where it is surrounded by cushioning to keep it safe. The case has a specific spot for the charging cord and information pamphlet/instructions as well. It also includes three extra microphone covers – as a mom of several small children I appreciate the thoughtfulness of including these! The case zips shut to keep everything contained. A sheet with suggested use instructions for various ages and goals is included, you can also find that information on the Forbrain website.
So far I have used this device with three of my children (the other two children are too young). I intend to also use it for both myself and my husband eventually. None of my children have diagnosed attention, learning, or behavior issues except for my 6-year-old’s speech delay, but some show minor characteristics of these challenges.
My 6-year-old was a late talker and still has a very slight delay. He also tends to mumble and run his words together and isn’t always aware of his volume. He also has sensory issues which are mentioned a bit on the Forbrain website.
My 8-year-old struggles with attention and focus. She is flighty and we suspect she has a slight language processing problem although that has never been diagnosed.
My 12-year-old doesn’t have any obvious struggles with attention or learning although she has been “forgetting” a lot lately. For her, we used this mostly as a memorization tool and to hopefully improve memory in general.
Our homeschool curriculum consists of a large amount of memory work so that made incorporating Forbrain into our daily routines easy. I just had each child use it while working on their memory work. We already spent about 15 minutes a day on individual memory work so it fits right in.
We have been using Forbrain for about five weeks. The literature included and the website say to use it for a minimum of six weeks to see results. I am starting to notice benefits though. All of the kids seem to be memorizing their work faster and retaining it better. My 6-year-old was immediately able to hear his speech and correct it while wearing the device and now he notices and corrects himself while not wearing it. He is also speaking more clearly overall.
I haven’t noticed an improvement in my 8-year-old’s attention and focus yet but it seems reasonable to assume that longer use is needed to see those benefits. It does seem to help with memorizing her schoolwork and she seems to be gaining more of an awareness of her own voice and that of others.
I didn’t originally plan to use this with my 12-year-old but decided it wouldn’t hurt to try it, so she has only been using it for about 3 weeks. It does help with her memorization and I think it will prove to be a very useful tool for practicing speeches and presentations as she has opportunities for those.
As I said earlier I have not used it myself or had my husband try it yet but plan to do so. I love speaking in public (yes, I know that is unusual) and hope someday to be able to give talks encouraging moms. I think using Forbrain to prepare and practice those talks will help take them to a new level as I become more aware of the inflections in my own voice and can train them to match what I am trying to convey. I also plan to have my husband try it for overall memory and hearing as his time in the service has made its mark on those areas.
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