Press release content from Globe Newswire. The AP news staff was not involved in its creation.
PRESS RELEASE: Paid content from Globe Newswire
Press release content from Globe Newswire. The AP news staff was not involved in its creation.


September 18, 2018


Specialtones Incorporated, a new Canadian music company focused on applied neuromusicology, today announced the launch of the world’s first online music service aimed at children with special needs. The Specialtones app brings you a comprehensive library of unique music playlists to trigger and promote your child’s neurological development, irrespective of neurodevelopmental disorder(s). It also brings you a data collection tool to monitor change in motor, phonological, cognitive and social behavior, and still lets you program a listening routine for your child that will fit into your family’s schedule. All on your cell phone for $19.99 (CDN) per month.Practical Features for FamiliesThe new app maximizes the benefits that specialized music listening can bring to the life of your child with features that were developed with the domestic reality of parents in mind: you fill out a brief questionnaire and the app does the rest, automatically analyzing your answers to generate a customized music playlist for your child, and then you can schedule your child’s listening routine. The music playlist will start playing from a paired Bluetooth speaker at the time you schedule and the volume level you select.Neuroplasticity on Your Side“We understand the human brain’s innate ability to reorganize itself and form new connections throughout one’s life. Therefore, at Specialtones we believe that a diagnosis does not have to be a destiny”, said Ricardo Peres, CEO of Specialtones Inc.Focus on Continued Neurological DevelopmentMusic is able to induce a number of positive neurological changes because of sound’s primary and fundamental role in human neurological development. The Specialtones app promotes the development of neurological capacity through the routine listening of specialized music designed to target and positively enhance neurophysiological processes linked to the behavior(s) identified in the data provided every time the questionnaire is filled out.Synergy with Other TherapiesSpecialized music listening can leverage other therapies. The Specialtones app promotes parental observation and heightened awareness that serve to enrich the communication between parents and therapists toward improving outcomes in all therapy modalities.30-day Free TrialSpecialtones offers a 30-day free trial with registration. The app is currently available on the Google Play store. About Specialtones Specialtones is a pioneer in the field of applied neuromusicology. The company’s online service enables parents to stimulate the development of their children right at home by means of specialized music listening. The Specialtones app delivers digitally manipulated audio files with music of Bach and Mozart that are filtered and assembled into distinct spectral density variants of tones and overtones geared to specific neurodevelopmental goals.

Ricardo Peres, CEO Specialtones, Inc. 1(905) 324.1461 ricardo@specialtones.com

All contents © copyright 2019 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.