Inspiring Stories

The Listening Program® has been used by hundreds of thousands of people in over 35 countries and is backed by both neuroscience and independent research.

Mary Kidson

“In my practice, I consider good auditory processing to be foundational in helping students achieve academic success. In my experience The Listening Program always provides the best results and my students are more focused and happier at school and at home.”

Mary Kidson

The Listening Program saved Amiralin! She is laughing, and her face lights up again, she is trying things out of her comfort zone independently, and her anxiety has decreased SO much. She even said, “Mom, I feel like I am healed.” She drew these after only 3 months of TLP to show how much it helped her.

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Amiralin

TLP has far exceeded everyone’s expectations since he began his listening training four years ago. His anxiety has decreased, he is now using a computer, initiates conversations, and he is finally happy in his own skin. Many people found the constant loud noises he would make very unpleasant, but this has all changed because of TLP. Jay shares, “I feel good.” When asked why, he said, “The music…I feel calm and smooth.” His mother’s desire is for other adults to have an opportunity to have these kinds of experiences with The Listening Program.

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Jay, age 54 Autism

The first time I used TLP, my grades jumped from a 3.0 average to a 4.0 average just like that-right off the bat. Nothing changed except for using The Listening Program®. Everybody in my family has used TLP.

Tanner Boyajian

When we bring Nicole up for a nap and to go to bed at night, we put The Listening Program® on and she’s very excited about it. Her progression in the last year has been amazing and I think that The Listening Program® has been a big part of that. I would highly recommend it.

Michelle Merhi

My Andrew has loved and benefited from The Listening Program® since day one. He does the 30-minute session while he has breakfast. The day we began the program he began speaking again!

Lindsey

Mom to Andrew

Prior to using The Listening Program, Aaron spent much of his day lining up blocks and making patterns on the carpet. His parents reported that he was unable to communicate his needs and was not “functioning like he should at his age.” Now his attention and behavior has developed to the point that a specialist commented, “If someone told me to find the child with autism in this classroom, Aaron would have been the LAST child I would have chosen.” She saw him initiating with other children, playing by the rules in Physical Education and following the routines of the classroom without any difficulty. The small, lost child I met several years ago has transformed into a little boy with so much to live for. I attribute his success to TLP.

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Aaron, age 7 Autism

Marian used TLP and inTime and it has helped her become more at ease and less anxious. Through the experience of using TLP, a love of music emerged and she now sings, plays the piano and the drum. With inTime further significant progress was made in her musical expression. These programs have helped her develop her coordination and balance skills, her concentration, communication skills and improved auditory processing. Her parents were so inspired they are using inTime with a noticed change in motivation, energy level and reduced stress.

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Marian, age 25 Aspergers Syndrome

I am happy to express my satisfaction with BrainBuilder to effectively challenge different aspects of my thinking skills. I have been using it since 2005 because it has helped me make the most progress. The people at Advanced Brain Technologies are always courteous, very eager to help and generous with their time whenever I call with any questions. I encourage anyone looking for cognitive enhancement to give BrainBuilder a try!

Don R.

I started The Listening Program® to help me get my brain back after life, work, relationships, and depression took it away.

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Erin Matlock

Founder, Brain Summit, Top 50 Human Behavior Experts to Follow

We began using The Listening Program just before my son’s 13th birthday.  My son has a diagnosis of autism, and as a parent who has used many types of interventions over the past several years of his life, I can truly say that The Listening Program has brought about positive changes in a short period of time.  I saw attention improvements and his conversation skills soared. His sound sensitivity decreased and he didn’t have to cover his ears like he had before. My son was enjoying more of the world and more of the people in his life. TLP was easy to do, and easy to implement into an already existing protocol, which was exactly what our family needed.  I plan to have Nicholas continue TLP, to keep to working toward the goals I have for him to thrive in his Middle School, and beyond.

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Nicholas, age 13 Autism

My son Jaxson’s experience with TLP has been amazing, and my experience watching him has been amazing. I believe The Listening Program® is the best listening therapy out there.

Kristin Selby Gonzalez

President / Chairman, Autism Hope Alliance

Max is 8 and has had an autism diagnosis since he was 3. The Listening Program® has been a great help, it’s so easy to do and we absolutely love it!

Stephanie

Mom to Max

In 37 years of pursuing new approaches to solve client concerns, The Listening Program® is the only effective, research-based novel approach I have found.

Sharon Wilcox

Speech & Language Pathologist

Sheldon responded immediately to the very first listening session. He has made remarkable progress in a short amount of time.

Sheldon

“From a personal standpoint I believe The Listening Program® is 100% responsible for the huge strides in his comprehension of reading materials and such, and for my being able now to understand every teeny jibber jabber thing he mutters to himself. And of course, as his world is expanding and his comprehension of so much more of his environment around him increases, he jibber jabbers much less now, too.

That Cam is doing addition and subtraction now with one digit numbers is amazing! And to think the MD’s in ’96 told me that I would have to institutionalize him because he would never get better.”

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Cameron, age 8 Autism

It was remarkable to witness Dasha’s improvements as she used inTime! Her speech recognition and communication skills improved, as well as her self-speech. Her rhythm awareness developed as body percussion became active! She was able to repeat rhythmic claps on her hips, chest and shoulders. She was also able to improvise using the drum and singing in time with the music. The program has a calming influence and her therapeutic goals were achieved.

 

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Dasha, age 5 Autism

“Before starting TLP, children M.S.’s age had a difficult time playing with him because he could not follow their directions in play. He couldn’t comprehend the flow and their directions of play. He would lose focus and/or patience with what they were doing and wander off and/or become emotional. Now he will play for hours without mishap or misunderstanding and enjoy other children his age.”

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Mickey, age 5 Autism

Greg has been using The Listening Program® for 5 years and he continues to not only maintain changes but to make significant gains! We saw abstract language and humor develop and he was transitioned into a regular education kindergarten with an aid. By 2nd grade was functioning at grade level in all areas of academics. Greg also spontaneously chose to eat all foods that his mother prepared including fresh vegetables, fruits and meats. TLP has made such a significant impact on his ability to communicate, and participate in a typical life.

 

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Greg, age 9 Autism

“We have had an explosion in language this week. Finally!” wrote Mom. She is understanding more and overall is more aware of things. Isabelle used to wake up at 1 am and be up until 5 am, now it rarely happens. She is trying and eating many more foods and liking them. She shows more expression in her face and her physical coordination has improved. The dark circles under her eyes are rarely there anymore. She used to have more than 10 outbursts every day but now there are days she doesn’t have any. The Listening Program has made many exciting changes for Isabelle and it’s exciting to see how well she has done.

 

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Isabelle, age 3 Autism

Because of Timmy’s interest in music as well as his continued delays in language development and sensory processing difficulties The Listening Program® was recommended. an increase in tolerance for participation in movement activities, and his Zone 2 changes included an increase in his attention during joint attention tasks and an increase in spontaneous speech. Timmy’s quality of playing and his flexibility has also improved. He happily read a book with this therapist, responding to direct questions by pointing and repeating words with no distress when his book was read differently than usual. T continues to enjoy listening while cuddling and relaxing with his mom who is thrilled to have something so special for them to share.

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“Timmy”, age 3 Autism

When we first encountered “Aaron” at the age of 7, he seemed lost in his own little world before using The Listening Program. He would not respond to either teacher or peers. He would sit on the benches on the playground and stare into the sky during recess and lunch breaks. He had not learned to jump rope, skip, catch balls, play tether ball, or balance on a two wheeled hand scooter. TLP seems to have markedly improved his ability to listen to and comprehend verbal instructions. By the end of the first year of using TLP, “Aaron” was almost at Grade Level in many subjects. He now says, “I can do it…I can do it myself!” He is participating in regular playground activities and is able to catch, throw, and kick balls as well as play Tether Ball.

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Aaron, age 8 Autism

Camille has become adventurous and playful and much more observant since using The Listening Program. She continues to show positive changes such as her handwriting, and her language has really taken off! She is having conversations with her parents all the time now. As her mother was cooking a meal she asked her, “What are you making?” She is trying foods like cucumbers, salads, etc., things she would never eat before. Many other things are improving. She is drooling less, she has improved concentration, and her speech is greatly improved.

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Camille, Age 11 Autism

After 8 weeks of The Listening Program, I saw a child who was much more aware of where his body was. His eye contact had gone from 0 to 100%. If I say his name, he always looks my way. His play is now more purposeful as well as very imaginative. More abstract skills are emerging. Austin knows when something is funny, when someone isn’t pleased, when his behavior is inappropriate. His ability to read the incidentals is increasing. When Austin started at our preschool, he couldn’t stay in a designated area. He is now more focused and displaying a greater interest in his surroundings.

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Austin, age 4 Autism

Just halfway through his first cycle, showed that John’s hearing of individual words had improved. He was calmer, more flexible, and more aware of social communication and rules. The school has noted that “John has made steady progress, particularly with his reading, writing, and self-confidence.” He gets himself dressed and is less worried about folds in socks and labels in clothing. John has started to use a knife and fork and now eats foods with different textures at the same time. He is aware of other people’s feelings and wants to do things for others. He gives and receives hugs and cuddles, even when hurt.

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John, age 6 Autism

After just 3 ½ months of The Listening Program, I’m pleased to say that Landon is happier, he is trying harder to make good choices, he is more organized and mature, and he is relating better to others. His active listening skills have improved, and he is following directions, enabling him to accomplish more of the things he wishes to do. His sound sensitivity has also improved, which allows him to better enjoy to public places with the family, and the sound of the blender doesn’t to bother him the way it used to. I have enjoyed seeing this progress for my son, and we plan to continue The Listening Program to see how it can propel him further toward the goals that we seek for him.

 

Landon, age 9 Autism

I am enthused about inTime adding to my repertoire of interventions. inTime, involving short sessions of listening engaging the body, sets up the brain for higher level processing, clarity of thinking and decision making. For me, I felt more connected and effective in my daily work and life and see its application for all ages. ABT keep on providing interventions that keep up with current brain and therapy research.

Veronica Steer, BAppScOT, RegOT, AccOT

OT Plus

To me, inTime is more than a rhythm-based music listening program. I have practiced yoga for 12 years. Yoga teaches its students to find inner quiet or peace, even in a crowded noisy room the goal is to be able to shut out all the noise and distraction and meditate. Listening to inTime is very similar to this, all the stress and distraction and chaos in life is like the crowded, noisy room. During and after using this program the situations that came up in life that were big stressors I was and am able to handle in a calmer and clear way. I feel centered and motivated, more able to see the bigger picture in the projects that I am working on, not only in my job but in my life as well. The music is so energetic and fun, it’s hard not to move with the beat. The best way to describe this program for me is a quote by Berthold Auerbach ‘Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.’

Stevie Zanetti

The Leigh Academies Trust has spent many years researching the effect of coordinated movement programmes that we know make a very significant improvement in reading and also the ability to concentrate. As CEO, I helped to drive the programme and was convinced of its efficacy for all children, especially those aged between 8 and 13. I am delighted to offer my support in bringing this to a wider audience.

Frank Green CBE

Leigh Academies Trust, Dartford

Results have been very positive showing improvements, particularly in literacy skills, auditory and visual processing, concentration and memory, and also having long-term effects on examination success…

Anne Davis

Longfield Academy, Kent

We’ve now been delivering The Movement Program for four years and feel very committed to it. It is very exciting to see students’ focus and witness the impressive progress that students of all abilities make in their reading ages. Along with other reading initiatives in school, it is probably the biggest marker of students’ future success.

Clare Bradford

Henbury School, Bristol

inTime gave me a long-term feeling of balance and calm during a particularly busy time of year. The listening experience is different every day. I really look forward to it! I can easily see how inTime will benefit both my college clients and the clients in our pediatric practice. I love the personalized nature…makes it appropriate for diverse populations and goals.

Jeanne Eichler, MOT, OTR/L, MT, ABT CP-BC

Assistant Professor, Department of Occupational Therapy, University of Arkansas

I use The Listening Program® almost every day. I feel happier, more emotionally balanced, driven, productive, creative, patient, balanced, calm, thankful, grateful, focused, optimal & loved.

Raphael "Tweet" Brown

Recording Artist from R&B Trio Next

I find that The Listening Program®, because of its organization, and the technical, high-quality product that it is, is the one that I recommend the most.

Dr. Judith B. Belk, PHD, CCC-SLP, CCC Audiology

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