The Listening Program

The Listening Program is a home based therapy that is a safe, effective, drug-free approach that helps improve the brain function, reduce stress, and train the brain in the auditory skills needed to effectively listen, learn and communicate.

Does your child have difficulty listening?

Do they appear to lack concentration?

Are they not achieving their full potential?

Links To Learning can help children experiencing:

  • Learning and Attention difficulties
  • Auditory Processing difficulties
  • Sensory Processing difficulties
  • Dyslexia
  • Autism/Aspergers
  • ADD / ADHD
  • Reading and Spelling difficulties

Please  Download a Listening checklist, for a long and exhaustive list of some of the potential changes that parents may see by participating in The Listening Program, including, but not limited to the following benefits:

  • Perception
  • Attention
  • Memory
  • Motor Coordination
  • Language
  • Listening
  • Auditory Processing
  • Spatial Awareness
  • Flexibility
  • Sequencing
  • Decision-making
  • Self-regulation
  • Creativity
  • Learning
  • Inhibition
  • Brain Health
  • Sensory Processing
  • Problem-solving
  • Reduced sound sensitivities
  • Social Engagement
  • Well being
  • Motivation

Level One

The most widely used series in The Listening Program® LEVEL ONE is flexible; offering a foundational to experienced level program for improving brain function and mental abilities at any age.

To accommodate individual listener preferences, LEVEL ONE is available in two options: music only, or blended with beautiful sounds of nature. While many prefer to enjoy and focus on the engaging music, others, especially children, will benefit from the added novelty of listening to music and nature sounds together.

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Featuring an extensive library of High Definition music recordings performed by the award-winning Arcangelos Chamber Ensemble, LEVEL ONE is offered in Spatial Surround® sound providing a wide variety of listening with a rich tapestry of sound featuring compositions by Mozart, Haydn, Vivaldi, and Danzi.

Level One is arranged in four progressive frequency zones, stimulating different brain areas and their related functions during the course of your personalized listening schedule. The training emphasis is well balanced across the zones making LEVEL ONE adaptable for people of all ages, supporting social & emotional function, auditory processing, communication, executive function, creative expression, motor coordination, stress response, self awareness, musicality, and more.

Order your LEVEL ONE listening system on a preloaded iPod nano with your choice of high-quality headphones, or with the Waves™ multi-sensory audio system. LEVEL ONE is available with music only; music blended with nature sounds, or choose the LEVEL ONE Premium system which offers a bundle of both on one iPod. Each LEVEL ONE system comes with a free bonus library of additional music from Advanced Brain Technologies.

 

inTime

The brain is musical; neuroscience has proven through functional brain imaging that music engages more brain areas than anything else, and rhythm is the most important, fundamental aspect of music.

Your brain health and brain-body connection depend on rhythm.

Children, teens, and adults can engage with the rhythm-based music of inTime to help stimulate rhythm awareness, focus, timing precision and adaptive responses to stress, all of which supply your brain with the highest quality of stimulation it needs for optimal function.

As brain health and the brain-body connection improve, these abilities improve as well. inTime provides a personalized program of listening training and fun movement activities, using body, drum, and voice to help you keep your beat, and flow with the rhythms of daily life.

Created by the experts, inTime is an organic compilation of original compositions, based on a blend of world music with diverse percussion, string, and wind instrumentation, which accents the power of rhythm and sound frequencies. inTime was developed in the course of over 5 years by the multidisciplinary team behind The Listening Program®. The producers are occupational therapist Sheila Allen, composer and musician Nacho Arimany, and author, founder & CEO of Advanced Brain Technologies, Alex Doman.

The world music of inTime is entirely composed and played by Nacho Arimany, who brings his distinctive blending of rhythms and instrumentation, old and new, from cultures and regions across the globe. inTime's signature sound is achieved through masterful emphasis of orchestrated percussive rhythms and specified sound frequencies as the basis for a rich melodic and harmonic structure. Recordings were done in High Definition sound within natural acoustic space to capture the sound and spirit of over 100 instruments; including membranous drums from West Africa and the Middle East, clay drums from Nigeria, South India, and South America, seed instruments from Colombia and Brazil, Malian calebasses, Vietnamese wooden frogs, Peruvian/Flamenco cajons, Tibetan bowls and crotales, Indian bells, and Mexican whistles, along with cymbals, gongs, guitar, charango, harp, piano, body percussion, voice, and much more. Combined, they create the beautiful, powerful, and effective music of inTime.

inTime provides progressive rhythm-based training across four frequency zones, stimulating different brain areas and their related functions during the course of your personalized listening schedule. The training emphasis is well balanced, making inTime adaptable for people of all ages, supporting social & emotional function, auditory processing, communication, executive function, creative expression, motor coordination, stress response, self awareness, musicality, and more.

Order your inTime listening system on a preloaded iPod nano with your choice of high-quality headphones, or the Waves™ multi-sensory audio system. Each inTime system also includes the inTime drum and mallets used as therapeutic tools for the program activities.

 

Spectrum

Sound is everywhere, it's as much a part of our lives as the air we breathe and the food we eat.

Yet many of us become stressed or uncomfortable with sounds in our own home, school, work, and public places, and aren't even aware of it. Negative sound exposure has a scientifically proven impact on health, sleep, attention, learning, communication, listening and more.

There is an easy and effective solution...

The Listening Program® SPECTRUM is a foundational program created for children and adults with sensory sensitivities in need of a therapeutic intervention, and those listening for wellness. SPECTRUM creates a healthy relationship with sound by training the brain with pleasing evidence-based music which can improve sound brain fitness, reduce sensory sensitivities, and help people find comfort and safety in their environment.
Featuring an extensive library of High Definition music recordings performed by the award-winning Arcangelos Chamber Ensemble, SPECTRUM is offered in Spatial Surround® sound providing a wide variety of listening with a rich tapestry of sound featuring compositions by Mozart, Haydn, Vivaldi, and Danzi.

Spectrum is arranged in four progressive frequency zones, stimulating different brain areas and their related functions during the course of your personalized listening schedule. The training emphasis is in the lower frequency music of the green zone supporting social & emotional functions, motor coordination, stress response, sensory processing, and more

 

Achieve

Success is within our reach. It's in our nature to develop ourselves and accomplish what we set our minds to do.
Those who attain their goals, and fully realize their potential: develop their ability to focus, listen, learn, communicate, plan, organize, and manage time, all while increasing their skills, imagination, creativity, motivation and persistence.
There is a practical and effective tool for success...The Listening Program® Achieve is an intermediate to experienced level program developed for older children, teens, and adults seeking changes in learning, communication, and peak performance. Achieve increases mental performance by training the brain with motivating evidence-based music which provides a "work enhancing" effect to help people achieve in areas of their life where performance matters most— family, school, career, and personal endeavors.

Featuring an extensive library of High Definition music recordings performed by the award-winning Arcangelos Chamber Ensemble, Achieve is offered in Spatial Surround sound providing a wide variety of listening with a rich tapestry of sound featuring compositions by Mozart, Haydn, Vivaldi, and Danzi.

Achieve is arranged in four progressive frequency zones, stimulating different brain areas and their related functions during the course of your personalized listening schedule. The training emphasis is in the middle to higher frequency music of the orange and red zones supporting auditory processing, communication, executive function, creative expression, personal development, increased energy, motivation, musicality, consciousness, and more.
Order your Achieve listening system on a pre-loaded iPod Nano with your choice of high-quality headphones, or the Waves multi-sensory audio system.

Waves

Get the most from your listening with Waves™, the multi-sensory audio system optimized for The Listening Program.

Waves enhances the delivery of Spectrum, Level One, Achieve and inTime by using the two natural modes of hearing—through your ears (air conduction) and through your head (bone conduction)— offering a deeper, more immersive listening experience than conventional headphones can provide. Not only does the Waves system make your daily listening more enjoyable, it accelerates and expands the benefits of your listening practice!
With Waves, we've re-imagined what's possible. Our newest bone conduction headphone system is more effective than ever, and it has been custom-designed especially for The Listening Program®. With a larger bone conductor, a more powerful amplifier, and robust components, Waves' gentle vibrations and pure sound will transport you and your family from the moment you start listening. You won't want to take them off.

Alternatively if you would prefer to work with one of our trained providers who may have a practice closer to your location, we can refer you to one that we recommend.

If you require further information or would like to discuss any concerns do not hesitate to give us a call, we would be more than willing to help you.

 

Advanced Brain Technologies announces that a ground breaking new study provides more evidence that music listening therapy is a valuable intervention for sensory issues related to

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

Sensory processing disorder (SPD), defined by the study as an inability to process “incoming sensory stimuli, determine its meaning, and generate a response consistent with the context,” is a common component of ASD. In addition, sensory over-responsivity (SOR) is a subtype of SPD that makes it difficult for a person to process and use information they receive through their senses.

The research published in International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation was conducted at Idaho State University by Bryan Gee, Kelly Thompson, Aaron Pierce, Megan Toupin, and Jennifer Holst suggests that a commercially available product called The Listening Program® (TLP) can be beneficial therapy for people experiencing auditory SOR.

We are extremely pleased to see this study added to the growing body of evidence that supports the use of The Listening Program® for reducing sensory sensitivities in children on the autism spectrum
http://www.prweb.com/releases/2015/01/prweb12478578.htm