Provider: Allen T. Lewis, MD
Client: 32 year old male
Clinical Diagnosis: Autism & Auditory Processing Disorder
Submitted By: A Mom With a Story of Hope
My son is 32 years old and has a diagnosis of Autism and Auditory Processing Disorder. He has been in continued supportive therapies, programs and biomedical interventions since he was a very young child.
Many parents begin to lose hope about how much progress can be made with each year that passes, especially as their children become adults. At the time my son began The Listening Program ® (TLP), my primary concern and hope for him was that he would become more independent, more serious about taking care of his health and more social, so that he could have more opportunities to thrive on his own someday.
I was blown away by what I saw within even the first few months of TLP. After starting, I saw my son take responsibility for his morning schedule, so he no longer missed his bus to his day work program. He took his health into his own hands and began exercising every single day, he started watching what he ate, after I had pleaded with him to do this for years with no success.
He started to initiate more conversations and began having better interactions with friends, coworkers and family. Overall, I saw tremendous advances in his independence and self-care, social skills, ability to reason, reduction in anxiety and increased desire to spend more time with family, rather than being alone. My son loves the music and he is true to his TLP listening schedule. He let me know that for the first time in as long as he can remember, his hands have stopped shaking and he is no longer stressed.
My son has benefited greatly, at 32 years of age, in many different areas, with the addition of TLP. He plans to continue his listening, and I am so excited to see how much more he will accelerate and grow. I don’t worry about my son’s independence and social development as much now, the way I worried before he began The Listening Program. I am very pleased with how much it has already helped my son.
– A Mom With a Story of Hope