The Listening Program

by Maraiah DeCol
(Sandy, UT, USA)

My son's OT has just started him on The Listening Program, and I am wanting to incorporate it at home. Do you have any suggestions on where I can get or download information and/or CD's for my son?


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The Listening Program is a specific set of cd's that , from what I see, are in the hands of providers only. That said, your therapist must be a certified provider of this program to be using it therapeutically with your child. Given that this is being done in therapy, I have to wonder why the therapist did not know where/how to get the cd's for you to use at home (or didn't you ask?). Certainly a good program should not only want the provider to have you doing it at home too, but also give the providers that they trained information on how the parents can get these cd's for follow through at home.

The bottom line... only a certified individual for The Listening Program (TLP) would know, and, unfortunately I am not one. However, I do know one online source that I found... but, I really feel your therapist, who KNOWS your child and is currently working with him would be the best person to direct you to which cd's he should use, ehen, how much, and monitor his reactions and progress. Because, even the online source I found was a provider who would be asking you questions to determine what your son needs... so, I would feel better directing you to your current provider.

I am less familiar with The Listening Program, and more familiar with The Therapeutic Listening Program (same idea, different approach). What I do know from some research on this is that The Listening Program (that you are referring to) training and cd's are NOT cheap... yikes! But, if you have the money perhaps you could go to their training or get enough information form your current provider to be able to buy the program to use at some point?

But, for now... your best source for the cd's is indeed your current therapist who is working with your child. If, for some reason, she can't help you enough to be able to give you the resources you need to do it at home as well, I personally wouldn't use that program... I would switch to a different one (and maybe even a different *cringe* therapist). There has to be monitoring, follow through, and home therapy as well. How often is she doing it with him now?

Does anyone else know different than what I am saying? Has anyone supplemented therapy by also doing it at home? How often do they want you doing this program? Do YOU know where to get the cd's? Let us know. We would really appreciate any information you have.
Thank you!

Take good care.
Michele Mitchell

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Aug 27, 2016
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The listening program for sale
by: Linda

I have an 8 CD program (the 8 week) that I used on my son years ago. I pulled it out of a box and would love to find someone interested in it. I no longer have the headphones that went with it. Please email me if you have an interest. Lvlove795@gmail.com

Mar 14, 2016
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buy equipment
by: MK

Diane, do you still have your program for sale? I am interested as this has been prescribed.
thanks

Feb 09, 2016
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The Listening Program
by: Stef

Diana, I would suggest that you use your TLP, five days per week. It is meant to be used periodically throughout life to fine tune your daughter's auditory processing.

Feb 03, 2016
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Selling our Listening Program (Advanced Brain Technologies)
by: Anonymous

We purchased The Listening Program for our daughter through her occupational therapist back in 2008. We bought the option of the 4GB iPod Nano that has 10 hours TLP level one library, plus 4 hours Sound Health library. We paid $995 for this back then, plus $150 for the special headphones. We liked this program a lot, but find that we aren't using it much since my daughter does not see the OT regularly anymore. We would love to sell it to someone whose OT has recommended it. If anyone on this thread is interested, please respond to my post and I can send pictures of the program, etc. I'll be listing it on eBay and elsewhere in the next few days. Thanks! Diana

Oct 06, 2015
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by: Anonymous

There can be side effects, please leave this to professionals . There can be home programs but supervised to work through side effects. Some parents I wouldn't trust to do it as prescribed at home. That is where I have seen the most side effects. I have seen parents dump it off onto babysitters...The headphones on backwards, times not followed.

Mar 23, 2015
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TLP
by: Anonymous

You can buy the program here:

http://www.rmlearning.com/

Aug 16, 2014
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I used the listening programe
by: Jo

My teacher used the programe with me while I was studying for a degree , I was given a cd one at a time to listen to at home, and a response sheet to fill out each time I used it. I have to say it is brilliant! I could actually feel my ears and brain being stimulated. My listening skills and note taking during lectures improved such a lot.
I'm very grateful as I was able to do the course for no cost ,as it was part of another persons masters deg. My support teacher was a certified practicioner of the course.

Feb 08, 2012
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The Listening Program
by: stephanie garwood

I have found The Listening Program to be very affordable! The kit is about $300 and the headset and CD player cost less than $150. I chose this program over others because anyone in the family can use it and it can be used over and over with gains seen each time. www.Connections4Learning.com

Apr 02, 2010
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Auditory Training and Listening Therapy
by: ncm4kids

Many parents are starting to use Filtered Sound Training. This is a well-researched version of Auditory Integration Training - the Berard Method, which runs for ten days only once a year, and has great results as per the countless articles and publications on it. It works on slightly different principles than the Tomatis approach - it is more stimulation and auditory exercise-based in its design. What is good news though is there is now a version that can be run at home, very successfully keeping the exact protocol of the original therapist-owned version. So parents can now have an affordable version running from their home computer. This saves time, money and inconvenience. More information can be found on www.filteredsoundtraining.net

Oct 26, 2007
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The Listening Program
by: Anonymous

Actually I believe the Listening Program produced by Advanced Brain Technologies, based in Ogden Ut, is quite reasonable compared to say, Tomatis training. I have friends who have used it very successfully with their children, and have also used it themselves. I believe it is about half an hour a day, and lasts a couple of months, but I think one friend has repeated it with a child and has gotten even more improvement the second time. The provider assesses a child to see if there are any special needs to be considered when a child first starts, and designs the way the CDs are used, but the parents are the ones who do the program at home with the child as far as I know. The provider monitors and adjusts the program, based on parent's feedback and seeing the child. Maybe the best thing to do is contact the company, and they should be able to help with questions?



Thank you so much for that clarification regarding this program! I am, like I said, much less familiar with it, so your advice is very valuable, especially about contacting the company directly! Thank you for taking the time to respond. Hope this helps answer the question better :0)

Take care.
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