Developmental Training


WHAT IS THE LISTENING PROGRAM ® ?

The Listening Program ®, built upon key concepts of the late auditory intervention pioneer Alfred Tomatis, MD, is a music-based auditory stimulation method that is used to train the auditory skills needed to effectively listen, learn, and communicate. Consisting of a series of high-quality audio CDs, DAT integrates specially produced acoustic music with innovative sound processing techniques. The digitally spectrally analyzed music includes classical, classically inspired, improvised, folk, and children's music produced by ABT Music and performed by the award-winning members of The Arcangelos Chamber Ensemble. High quality nature sounds are also interwoven into many of the soundscapes.

The modular design of each sixty-minute TLP CD includes 4 fifteen-minute segments. There are 3 five-minute tracks per segment. The first track of a segment is "A", the second is "B", and the third is "C". The A track supports listeners as they gradually adjust to the experience of filtered sound and prepares them to be receptive to the B track, which presents the greatest intensity of filtered sound with audio bursting. The C track helps organize the experience and return listeners to their natural listening environment.



WHO CAN BENEFIT?

The Listening Program ® benefits people of all ages starting as young as age two. Anyone can benefit from improved listening function. Historical usage has demonstrated benefits for;
  • The typically developing child

  • Individuals experiencing listening, sensory, learning, language, reading, attention, memory, social, communication, and auditory processing difficulties

  • Those interested in improved communication and speaking skills, musical ability, learning potential, and creativity



HOW TO USE IT.

The Big Picture: minimum of 40-60 hours is recommended for initial gains to be achieved with continued listening as goals for listening change, or as needed. Listening Schedules:
  • Standard: Daily (5 days per week, 2 days off) listening of 15-30 minutes over the course of 8-16 weeks.

  • Sensitive users: Preparatory listening of 2-10 minutes daily is done with sensitive listeners prior to beginning a Standard Schedule.
Program Design:
  • Programs are individualized using CDs of varying levels of intensity and purpose as needed. These programs are self-administered under the consultation of a trained Authorized Provider of The Listening Program.

WHAT DO I NEED TO GET STARTED?
  • Authorized Provider - A health, therapeutic, educational, or music professional that has been trained in the background and administration of The Listening Program and other programs from Advanced Brain Technologies. Liberty Consultants has been an authorized provider since 1999. Contact us.

  • TLP Classic Kit (obtained through your provider)

  • TLP Specialized CDs (as recommended by your provider)

  • TLP Approved Headphones (Sony MDR-V600 or similar)

  • CD Player - Sony discman recommended


WHAT IS THE COST?
  • TLP Classic Kit, which includes provider support: $375

  • TLP Specialized CD's $40 each as needed

  • Sony MDR-V600 $99 through TLP source, or $69-$79 on Amazon.com (buy NEW!)

  • CD player ??



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