Two of the most common questions we receive at Advanced Brain Technologies are: what exactly is auditory processing, and how does The Listening Program® improve it?
Let’s start with listening first. Listening is active. It’s the ability to take in a sound we want to hear (such as language), and to block out or inhibit sounds we don’t want to hear (such as background noise). So, we essentially listen not only with our ears, but with our brains.
Auditory processing is simply what the brain does with what it hears. It is dynamic and complex, with broad impact – what the nervous system does with sound stimulation.
You may be familiar with the idea that auditory processing involves several specific attention and perceptual skills. We have created a comprehensive list of specific auditory processing skills for your reference.
Beyond these specific skills, the processing of auditory input, and the integration of auditory-based input with other inputs we receive, can have influence on behaviors ranging from self-regulation to skilled performance.
Auditory processing involves the auditory system itself, as well as at least six integrated systems, as identified by Jay Lucker, EDD, CCC-A/SLP, FAAA
These systems include:
- Auditory system
- Cognitive decision making
The Listening Program has been designed to stimulate and exercise the different functions of the auditory processing system to enable the brain to better receive, process, store, and use the auditory information we receive in our daily lives.
In this published research study Read Now, you will understand the fundamental processes of the psychoacoustically modified music of TLP, which is used to improve auditory processing skills, and the positive outcomes the study participants experienced.
For a more in depth understanding of Auditory Processing and The Listening Program listen to this episode of the Advanced Brain Podcast with Alex Doman and Dr. Lucker.
Individual case studies are also available for you to review at: click here
The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) has included a Summary of the Systematic Review of The Listening Program within its Evidence Maps for Central Auditory Processing Disorder and Spoken Language Disorders which you can review here.
In addition to improved auditory processing, The Listening Program is designed to support overall brain health, sensory processing, achievement of developmental milestones, and/or lower stress levels for people of all ages.
No matter your goals, our neuroscience-based music listening therapy can provide the solutions you are seeking.