Occupational Therapy International has just published a peer-reviewed special issue paper on the effectiveness of The Listening Program®.
This purpose of this single-subject case design was to explore the efficacy of using The Listening Program® (TLP) method to improve overall sensory processing, and receptive/expressive language skills in a child diagnosed with pervasive developmental disorder-not otherwise specified (PDD-NOS).
This research was conducted by, Amy J Nwora, Occupational Therapy Department, D’Youville College, Buffalo, NY, USA and Bryan M Gee, Department of Physical and Occupational Therapy, Idaho State University, Pocatello, ID, USA.
Quotes from Nwora and Gee*
“He demonstrated increased eye contact with his teacher/music leader, caregivers (smiling and waving) and improved interaction with peers.” (p.33)
“Results of the Sensory Profile section summary also indicate marked improvements in function from pre- to post-intervention” (p.34)
With my company, Advanced Brain Technologies being the developer of The Listening Program® I am naturally very happy with the findings of this case study. Larger scale studies need to be conducted in order to help us bring this important intervention to the countless children on the autism spectrum that can truly benefit. This paper takes us one step closer.
To view the abstract or to download the full article please visit http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/journal/122205224/abstract
* Amy J Nwora, Bryan M Gee (2009). A case study of a five-year-old child with pervasive developmental disorder-not otherwise specified using sound based interventions. Occupational Therapy International,16 (1). 25-43.