How The Listening Program Helps with Sensory Processing Disorder

How The Listening Program Helps with Sensory Processing Disorder



“…more sophisticated research methods and equipment prove that sound does in fact affect our health and healing on a cellular level, and that music can reduce stress and stimulate cognitive processing and memory in measurable, substantive, and lasting ways.”

~ Don Campbell, co-author of “Healing at the Speed of Sound”

Is your child one who dreads the crack of Fourth of July fireworks or cries when thunderstorms pass over?

Is it difficult to eat out or at relatives’ homes because the textures of unfamiliar foods can lead to a meltdown at the table?

Does your child’s teacher ask for more after-school meetings to discuss how to deal with your son’s or daughter’s “disruptive” movements, responses, and short attention span in class?

Then you know Sensory Processing Disorder and you need a program that works.

Children with these types of sensitivities to sound, texture, touch, or any sensation, wrestle with how to navigate life when they either crave more sensation or crave a way to dilute all the sensations pouring in.

The filter that regulates sensation is unreliable and kids need a therapeutic intervention that will help create a healthier and more productive relationship with sound.

Why sound? Because active listening isn’t just a function of the ears or auditory system.

Listening is a whole brain activity and whole body function.

Training the brain through sound-based intervention has the ability to improve cognitive performance, soothe sensory upset, and provide a sense of comfort that will ease behavioral responses to SPD.

The Listening Program (TLP) gets it.

The home based intervention is essentially scientifically-proven music therapy.

The training program developed by Advanced Brain Technologies, uses acoustically modified classical music combined with bone conduction through a unique Waves multi-sensory audio system to promote strong, healthy connections in the brain. Connections that can better manage incoming sensation, discern meaning, and generate an appropriate response.  TLP reduces stress, improves focus, learning, self-regulation, memory, and more.


TLP music sounds like beautiful classical music, but it’s actually specifically designed with frequencies proven to support more productive neural connections.

Research shows that sound and music are deeply connected to movement.

Participation in TLP both calms and connects the user to his or her own body and environment.

Most people who complete TLP show marked improvements in the ability to select what they want to hear and pay attention to. There is a longer duration of attention and higher tolerance for external background “static” or “cafeteria” noise.

TLP’s musical program is purposefully designed for optimal results.

Even the special multi-sensory sound system designed for the program elevates the benefits of listening training. The Waves™ headphones support SPD sufferers by delivering the music in such a way that:

  1. the “fight or flight” response is regulated, allowing for a state of calm and relaxed/alertness of particular help for those managing sensory sensitivities.
  2. two listening modes assist sensory awareness, supporting the brain functions responsible for balance, muscle movement, and coordination.
  3. employing The Listening Program, with the combined bone and air conduction listening modes, provides the type of sound stimulation which heightens vocal awareness,  language refinement, and communication skills.

The Listening Program engages children with music for 15 to 60 minutes daily so that the ability to discriminate and tolerate the infused frequencies becomes more natural and acceptable.

This strengthens and supports the participant’s ability to accurately receive and respond to auditory information and sensory information through sound, associated movement, awareness, and response. Many parents note that even after an active listening phase ends, progress tends to continue for up to nine months afterward.  Most families choose to do continuous listening year long, shifting protocols based on individual goals and need.

TPL children continue to feel more in tune with and confident about the sounds and stimuli at school and at home. All without drugs, in the safety and comfort of their own homes.