Published September 17, 2009
auditory processing disorder , music research , sensory processing disorder , The Listening Program
Tags: Advanced Brain Technologies, auditory processing, bone conduction, music that works, sensory integration, sensory processing disorder, spd, The Listening Program, Vera Brandes
6 children who present with sensory processing disorder (SPD) and auditory processing concerns with ages ranging from 3 yrs 11 mo. to 8 yrs. 7 mo. 4 of whom were receiving therapy services participated in the study. Results from standardized testing demonstrated a significant improvement in all children who completed the program, compared to just therapy alone. This demonstrated that The Listening Program® with bone conduction is effective in helping increase functional skills and outcomes in children who present with sensory integration and auditory processing concerns along with skilled therapists to help achieve maximum potential and independence in everyday tasks/skills.
This study was originally presented by John Esteves at the 2008 Advanced Brain Technologies International Conference in Midway, Utah, July 2008. A summary is in the new book just published by Springer Vienna and New York, edited by Roland Haas and Vera Brandes Music That Works: Contributions of Biology, Neurophysiology, Psychology, Sociology, Medicine and Musicology ISBN 978-3-211-75120-6 http://www.springer.com/springerwiennewyork/medicine/book/978-3-211-75120-6
To read or download the full study please click here.
Published October 22, 2008
The Listening Program
Tags: Alex Doman, The Listening Program, autism, sensory processing disorder, spd, Stephen Porges, The Listening Project, music-based auditory stimulation, autism spectrum disorders, iListen, Bryan Gee, S.I. Focus Magazine, sensory integration
Earlier this year the publisher of SI Focus Magazine- Kathleen E. Morris, MS, CCC/SLP invited me to write an article on The Listening Program® method of music-based auditory stimulation for their Spring 2008 Issue. The article touches on the role of the auditory system in the regulation of social engagement. It also explores the use of The Listening Program as an intervention that has demonstrated improvements in social engagement for children on the autism spectrum.
The close of the article includes a case summary of a young boy called Michael who I am fortunate to have met. It is children like Michael that make our work at ABT so meaningful.
We recently received re-print permission so I thought I would share the article here. I look forward to your comments.