Published November 19, 2008
The Listening Program
Tags: Advanced Brain Technologies, auditory processing, auditory stimulation, bone conduction, language delays, Neurofibromatosis, SEN, SEN Magazine, sensory processing, The Listening Program, the mozart effect
Using Music to Enhance Sensory Processing
Ben had serious balance and mobility issues and delays in his language development. Having Neurofibromatosis (NF1), such developmental delay is often seen. In June 2007 he began The Listening Program® from Advanced Brain Technologies using the relatively new addition of bone conduction stimulation.
“Very quickly, Ben’s language skyrocketed. He began to speak in 4-7 key word sentences with much more accurate sound reproduction” Ben’s Mum, Helen
As the developer of The Listening Program® we at Advanced Brain Technologies are very happy for Ben and the wonderful gains he is making in his life. What an inspiration he is!
Read the full article written by Alan Heath that was published in SEN Magazine in the United Kingdom. http://tinyurl.com/6de6jh
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