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Reading is a critical life skill that affects our personal and professional lives. It opens doors to academic success, career opportunities, and everyday tasks such as reading a novel or following directions. Unfortunately, not everyone finds reading easy due to learning disabilities, attention deficits, or other obstacles that can result in a lifetime of frustration or low self-esteem.
But imagine a world where reading doesn’t have to be a struggle. Thanks to the power of neuroplasticity and a revolutionary music listening therapy called The Listening Program®, people across the globe are experiencing incredible breakthroughs in reading success. By rewiring and strengthening connections in the brain, this program offers an evidence-based, and enjoyable solution that can be done in the classroom or at home. No more tedious exercises, just exciting progress and newfound confidence.
The Listening Program (TLP) has become a game-changer for those who once thought reading was out of reach. It’s time to say goodbye to the limitations that come with poor reading skills and hello to a more fulfilling lifestyle filled with endless possibilities.
TLP is a neuroscience-based music therapy that uses specially composed music to stimulate specific areas of the brain, including the auditory, visual, and motor systems. By listening to this music regularly, individuals can improve brain function, including attention, memory, processing speed, and auditory processing, all of which are essential components of reading.
The Listening Program is like a musical workout for your brain that can make reading easier! When we read, we use different skills like understanding individual sounds in words, understanding what we’re reading, and reading quickly and correctly. TLP can help with these skills by training our brains to process sounds and information better. Teachers love using TLP because it helps kids of all ages and reading levels.
Several studies have investigated the effectiveness of TLP in improving reading skills. One such study, published in the International Journal of Listening in 2020, aimed to assess the effects of TLP on auditory processing skills. The findings suggest that completing TLP improved a range of auditory processing skills, particularly those related to temporal processing and speech perception. Additionally, the study included observations and reports from those who completed TLP and the children’s parents, indicating improvements in confidence, self-esteem, social interactions, and reading and spelling abilities, among other benefits.
Meet Jennifer Banks, a teacher who knows the secret to helping her students become better readers. She has been using TLP in her classroom, and the results have been amazing! When students feel the benefits of the music working for them, they become excited about the possibilities. Students at this school have enjoyed using TLP as a relaxing part of their daily routine for the past 15 years.
“This music touches upon the nerves and neurons in the students’ brains, helping to “rewire” and strengthen connections to make classwork more achievable. Many 4th and 5th grade students entered my classroom reading and writing at kindergarten and first-grade levels. After TLP, they showed significant improvements in attention, completing assignments, and taking risks in reading and writing. Their excitement and engagement in classroom conversations also increased. TLP truly enhances the academic environment, and I’m grateful for its positive impact on my students.”
The ear-to-ear smiles on students’ faces as they begin to make connections between letters, sounds, and words to formulate written and oral sentences is a feeling that I wish I could bottle up!
– Jennifer Banks, Teacher
TLP uses scientifically designed music to stimulate the brain and improve its ability to process information. It has been shown to help students with learning difficulties such as dyslexia, auditory processing disorders, and other related conditions. The program is flexible, personalized, and adaptable to different needs and preferences, making it an excellent option for parents, teachers, and clinicians.
TLP’s scientifically designed music is like no other. The compositions are masterfully crafted with precise frequencies, tones, and tempos that work together to stimulate the areas of the brain responsible for reading and language processing. The music is selected and tailored to meet specific neurodevelopmental needs.
The music stimulates and challenges the brain to improve temporal processing and pitch discrimination, which in turn hones phonemic awareness, enabling more efficient decoding. Phonemic awareness is the ability to hear and identify individual sounds in words, and it is essential for reading.
By training the brain to recognize and process individual sounds more effectively, TLP helps children connect sounds to letters more quickly and smoothly. This leads to faster reading speed and greater fluency, making reading a more enjoyable and rewarding experience.
Reading is not just about decoding words and comprehending their meanings; it also involves reading fluently, accurately, and at an appropriate pace. Oral reading fluency plays a critical role in reading comprehension, allowing students to read effortlessly and focus on understanding the text.
TLP can help improve fluency by enhancing auditory processing and helping children develop a better sense of rhythm, timing, and pacing. By strengthening the connections between different areas of the brain that are involved in reading and language processing, TLP can provide students with the tools to read fluently and effectively.
Thank you to the people who gave me The Listening Program. I went from 91 to 492, then to 600 in reading! I’m also more stable on my bike, and I’m focusing a lot more.
Mason had impressive gains in reading and speech articulation and isn’t stuttering anymore!
Reading comprehension is the foundation for making sense of written information and retaining it in memory. Still, it requires fast processing and memory so the student can hold and manipulate information in the mind. Children can achieve better reading comprehension and excel academically with improved working memory. TLP provides a unique opportunity to enhance the brain’s ability to process and retain information, leading to improved reading skills and academic success.
Have you ever tried to read or study in a noisy environment and found it difficult to concentrate? The ability to filter out distractions and focus on what’s important is essential for effective reading and learning. However, for some students, poor auditory processing can make attending to and interpreting written and spoken language challenging, leading to reading and comprehension difficulties.
For example, imagine a student trying to read in a classroom where other students are talking, pencils are tapping, and chairs are scraping. Similarly, when a teacher speaks in a noisy classroom or lecture, hearing and processing the presented information can be challenging.
This is where TLP really helps. By stimulating the auditory system and strengthening the connections between the auditory and language centers of the brain, TLP can help improve auditory processing. This means that individuals can better filter out background noise and other auditory distractions, allowing them to focus on their reading assignments and improve their overall reading skills.
When smart children and teens struggle in school, it is almost always because there are underlying learning or processing skills. As Jill Stowell, M.S., and founder of Stowell Learning Center explains:
“Learning is like a ladder, with academics and social skills at the top. However, for about 30% of the population, some of these skills are weak or inefficient, making learning harder than it should be. “That’s why our goal is to identify and strengthen any weak underlying processing or learning skills. Students can become comfortable, independent learners who reach their full potential.”
Just like Jill, professionals worldwide have discovered the benefits of The Listening Program to enhance auditory and sensory processing, executive function, mental and physical organization, short-term memory, learning and language skills, attention, mood, and sleep. By improving and strengthening these skills, we can help students climb the ladder of learning and achieve success in both academic and social settings.
Denise Decker, a reading specialist, has successfully integrated The Listening Program into her educational strategies to help students overcome reading barriers and achieve academic success:
“I have witnessed TLP’s transformative power in my students. One student was diagnosed with ASD, ADHD, Sensory Processing Dysfunction, and Dyslexia. This child had to repeat the 4th grade and struggled with low self-esteem and anxiety. Despite his parents’ best efforts, no program seemed to work until we introduced him to TLP. Within just a few weeks, his ability to focus improved, his stimming reduced, and his anxiety levels decreased. He became eager to work on his reading challenges, and his progress was remarkable. Today, he loves to read, has friends, builds computers, and enjoys many activities, all thanks to the transformative power of TLP. It’s amazing how much difference a natural, evidence-based program like TLP can make in a child’s life.“
As you’ve learned, reading difficulties can be challenging, but there is always hope for improvement. With The Listening Program, your student can gain the tools and confidence to overcome their reading roadblocks and reach their full potential.
By enhancing auditory processing and promoting social and emotional well-being, TLP can help your student become a proficient and enthusiastic reader, setting them on the path to academic success and personal fulfillment.
Invest in your student’s future today and witness the incredible progress they can make with TLP. With improved reading skills and enhanced well-being, they’ll be equipped to achieve their goals and thrive in all areas of their life. Start your TLP journey today and see the transformation for yourself!
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Tags Dyslexia Therapies, Enhancing reading with music, Music for the Brain, Music in the Classroom, Music therapy for reading improvement, Therapies for Learning Delays, TLP Success Story
June 25, 2023 by Advanced Brain
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