The Listening Program® Improves:
Speech and motor control
Auditory perception and sensitivity
Self-esteem, mood, and motivation
Understanding spoken language
Reading, spelling, and handwriting
Physical balance and coordination - sensory integration
The Listening Program® was designed to help balance, strengthen, and/or restore our ability to listen to and process sounds across the full auditory spectrum, from 20 Hz to 20,000 Hz. This can result in striking improvements across the human continuum, from academic performance to emotional balance.
Using The Listening Program® literally exercises and tones tiny muscles in the ear and helps build stronger multi-sensory pathways in the brain. The brain receives especially rich auditory stimulation, and its ability to process sound improves.
The Listening Program® may help with:
Difficulties processing and retaining auditory information
Difficulty following directions
Reading comprehension problems
Monotone voice or sing/song voice
Central auditory processing difficulties
Easily distracted by sound
Overly sensitive to sound
Low energy level and lack of confidence
Vestibular problems, including balance and coordination
Difficulty with communications and social interactions
History of ear infections or middle ear fluid
Hearing loss related difficulties
There are many reasons why
people decide to use The Listening Program®
Most of those reasons relate to the difficulties that individuals have when
auditory processing skills are weak or are less than they could be. The
most obvious ones are having academic struggles, difficulties with speech
and communications, and problems remembering what we hear. But it's
not common knowledge that auditory skills relate to a great many other areas
of our lives. This page gives some explanation of the relationships of
auditory skills to many other life functions.
First, however, it is
important to recognize the relationship between sensory abilities and the
brain. We take in information through our senses: seeing, hearing,
touching, tasting, and smelling. Unless the correct actions take
place in the brain, we are not able to perceive and properly make use of the
information from our senses.
Over forty years ago, Dr.
Alfred Tomatis, made a series of groundbreaking discoveries about the role of
the ear and hearing in brain development and organization. He showed
that our auditory nerve is fundamental to human neurology; it helps to
regulate not only balance and spatial orientation, but also even
vision and our tactile senses.
Whatever the reasons for
auditory processing deficits: ear infections, brain injury, genetic factors,
etc., if there is a time during critical developmental stages when the
auditory stimuli doesn't come in or can't come in, the brain cells that
normally process hearing do not learn how to do so. The result is a
deficit in the brain's ability to process auditory information.
does The Listening Program®
The Listening Program®
uses advantages of the plasticity factor, a term that scientists
use to describe the brain's amazing ability to constantly change its structure
and function in response to experiences coming in from the outside.1
Listening to the CDs in The Listening Program®
exercises and tones tiny muscles in the ear and helps build stronger
multi-sensory pathways in the brain. The brain receives especially
rich auditory stimulation, and its ability to process sound improves.
The Listening Program®
is designed to help balance, strengthen, and restore our ability to listen to
and process sounds across the full auditory spectrum, from 20 Hz to 20,000 Hz.
This can result in striking improvements across the human continuum, from
academic performance to emotional balance
FOR FAMILY & GROUPS
MUSIC FOR THE BRAIN
See significant, lasting changes in auditory and visual sequential processing skills and short-term memory. Psychologists and educators call it "sequential processing." It's essential to every mental process, including every level of verbal communication. Better sequential processing enables us to take in more of what there is to see and hear. It determines how quickly and clearly we can grasp concepts with 3 or 5 or 7 components. And it determines how effectively we can express ourselves to others. If sequential processing capacity is limited, it's a little like not having enough RAM in your computer. Some things work just fine. Others work, but s-l-o-w-l-y, or more crudely. And certain things become impossible, resulting in frustration.
A tool for strengthening core mental capacities
Fast, simple, easy-to-use software helps you get powerful results in as little as 10 minutes per day. With Brain Builder, you play up to 7 different 2-3 minute activities every day. Brain Builder automatically sets and adjusts the level of difficulty to help you succeed and challenge you to improve, providing feedback every step of the way.
What kind of intelligence will the 21st Century
require? The rate at which we need to process information in today's
high-speed, information-packed, constantly changing competitive environment
can be overwhelming. Making matters worse, many children and adults must work
unusually hard to do normal tasks, due to processing inefficiencies
The principle behind Brain Builder is exercise. The more you exercise your brain's fundamental processing capacities, the stronger, more efficient and more organized they become. As the pathways of your neural network proliferate and deepen, so too will your ability to absorb and process information quickly and easily.
The result is clearer, quicker thinking, less confusion and better communication. You'll have less need to reread information or hear it repeated, and faster, more accurate responses to real-life or academic problems. Naturally, this means less stress, higher self-esteem, and greater satisfaction and all-around success in life.
Brain Builder's seven Neurodevelopmental exercises are tuned to the precise frequency, intensity, and duration that best stimulates higher brain function, opens the mind, and trains it to learn more effectively.
There are three (3) visual activities, three (3) auditory activities, and one (1) intensity activity. The six core activities all involve seeing or hearing, and then recalling, a series of numbers. This skill is often measured by standardized tests, where it is called "digit span."
In Brain Builder, digit span is not just tested, but exercised. There are six separate activities that, over time, have been shown to build sequential processing capacities in people at all levels. With regular use of Brain Builder, you can gradually increase the number or "span" of digits, or numbers, that you can store and retrieve. This increases your short-term memory capacity.
By doing these exercises, you increase the number
of pieces of information that you can take in sequentially, hold, process, and
recall. Better memory is just the first level of benefit you will notice.
Building digit span means increasing the number of abstractions you can keep
in mind when understanding and processing language, and the ability to think
sequentially in any life situation. If you can grasp the relationship of more
factors that are interacting in a given situation you may be able to solve
problems successfully that would otherwise be too complex to comprehend.