For Break Times Recommended by DePorter Reardon and Singer Nourie 1999

• Movie soundtracks

• Hit collections from the 1960s-1990s,

• Contemporary jazz

Any upbeat music is good for break times (music by Santana, Gypsy Kings).

The following websites may be of interest:

• Essential Musical Intelligence (EMI).

• American Music Therapy Association.

• National Association for Music Therapy.

• National Association of Music Merchants.

• LifeSounds—Music for Learning (an excellent resource). Get their catalog by calling: 406-755-4875.

• Advanced Brain Technologies.

• TV Tunes Online.

The following are some tips for a "musical prescription" for ADHD recommended by Wyatt (2001):

• Since the brain craves change, listen (or have child listen) to music that contains alterations of rhythm, volume, and pitch. Eighty-five percent of our primary auditory cortex (where all sound is initially processed) exhibits a phenomenon known as "habituation." Any unrelenting sound causes us to deafen to it. (Notice how your attention is drawn to the cessation of sound from a noisy refrigerator or the times when crickets abruptly stop their chanting.)

• Many composers provoke curative benefits, from the Beatles to Duke Ellington's orchestra to Ravi Shankar, Ravel and Debussy, the rags of Scott Joplin, Gershwin, and Berlin songs. Don't limit your choices; find your own sound and then expand on it.

• Earphones may focus attention on the music being listened to, but it also separates the listener from his or her environment. Decide why you may want to withdraw from your milieu before escaping it.

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