About Alex Doman

Alex Doman is founder and CEO of Advanced Brain Technologies, creators of The Listening Program®. He is also founder and Chief Scientist of Sleep Genius, and the bestselling co-author of Healing at the Speed of Sound®.

The third generation in a family of pioneers in the field of child and human brain development, Alex has focused his career on sound, music, and technology and their capacity to improve brain health and performance.  He heads product development at Advanced Brain Technologies with credits including co-producer of Music for Healing at the Speed of Sound, Music for Babies, executive producer, creator, or collaborator on numerous other music albums, products, and technologies including; Spatial Surround®, Sound Health®, Music for the Mind, BrainBuilder®, The Listening Program®, Waves™ multi-sensory bone conduction audio system, and Sleep Genius mobile apps.

Alex has been interviewed for; NBC, CBS, ABC, MSNBC, Today, NPR Marketplace, Wall Street Journal, Self, Women’s Health, Men’s Health, CBS Moneywatch, LiveStrong.com, Health Radio with Dr. Mike Roizen, Dennis Prager, Pia Lindstrom Presents, Blog Talk Radio, ESPN Radio, Hearing Health Magazine, among others.  He was written for publications including SI Focus Magazine, Autism Asperger’s Digest, and Autism Science Digest.

He lectures internationally and has trained thousands of allied health, education and music professionals in brain based applications of sound and music. In addition he is president of the ABT Foundation, a public charity, advises various companies and nonprofit organizations, and hosts The Listening Program Radio.

Contact Alex
If you would like to reach Alex directly email alex@advancedbrain.com or phone 801.622.5676.

26 thoughts on “About Alex Doman

  1. Suzanne says:

    Hello Alex
    I am very interested in in improving my memory and learning capabilities. Can you please tell me how your brain progam differs from Lumosity.
    Thank you
    Best Regards
    Suzanne

  2. Alex Doman says:

    Hi Suzanne,

    BrainBuilder and Lumosity are similar in that they both offer computer based brain fitness training.

    BrainBuilder provides a comprehensive program that includes music and a brain health and nutrition plan that works in conjunction with the computer based training.

    BrainBuilder is provided on CD-Rom, whereas Lumosity is a web based program.

    The exercises in the two programs differ from each other as does the brain training model. Both are based on the idea that the brain is plastic and will respond positively when the right stimulation is provided.

    I cannot speak to the effectiveness of the Lumosity program, but can say that BrainBuilder should provide you with some of the benefits you seek in improving your memory and learning capabilities.

    Please let me know if I can be of any help to you. I certainly hope you will give BrainBuilder a go!

    My best,
    Alex

  3. Amy Cunningham says:

    Alex:

    At training we received an article called “Unlocking Potential” published in Autism/Asperger’s Digest in November/December 2005. Is that available on TLP web site? If so, can you direct me to it?

    Also, would you be interested in speaking to about 180 parents in the state of CO at some point? We are attending a Parents Encouraging Parents meeting this weekend and the children of the attendees would benefit so much from TLP.

    Oh yeah…Chloe (who had 38 words before TLP) said to me last week, “I want that medicine dropper.” Almost fell over!

    Amy

    • Alex Doman says:

      Amy,

      That article and others can be found at http://www.thelisteningprogram.com. Look for the link to News and Articles toward the bottom left of the homepage. You can also order reprints from Advanced Brain Technologies. If you have not reviewed the article on Social Engagement, that should also be of interest to you as well.

      I would be interested in speaking to the parent group. If you could touch base with Mandy at the office she can get the ball rolling mandyd@advancedbrain.com. You can also email me directly at alex@advancedbrain.com anytime.

      So excited about Chloe’s language development. Go Chloe!

  4. Laurie says:

    HI Alex,
    I really enjoyed the teleconference you did with Rory Stern recently. I have an 8 yo daughter with Dyslexia and ADD. She seems to have more trouble with Language Processing than Auditory processing. Can you tell me how your program addresses each one. Also, my son did Tomatis when he was 4 years old. He did have CAPD, but was more spectrumy rather than the ADDish. It was great for him, but they are sooooo different.

    Also, do you know of any one with the ADD/Dyslexia/female profile you know who has done your program and may be willing to talk to another parent?

    Thanks, Laurie

    • Alex Doman says:

      Hi Lori,

      Thank you for your comment. I’m happy to hear you enjoyed my teleconference with Dr. Rory Stern. If you would like to disucss your daughter’s specific needs I would be happy to set up a brief phone consultation with you next week. My direct email is alex@advancedbrain.com. Please write me and we will coordinate a time.

      In advance of our call you may want to visit http://www.advancedbrain.com and review the information on The Listening Program in the Products area. Also, check out some of the articles, research and case studies to better understand where TLP may help your daughter.

      My best,
      Alex

  5. Allison says:

    Hi Alex,
    I was recently sent a link to this site, and to your article,
    and this is quite the wonderful project you are working
    on! I am so happy to know you now. My name is Allison
    Zopel, and I am a professional musician/composer.
    I recently spent 5 years in a coma, with severe brain
    injuries, (and, working with music), have healed myself
    back to life. I have a link to some of the healing music
    that came through me while I was waking from the
    coma, that is now being played in hospitals, child-care
    centers, and other healing centers world-wide. I would
    love to share it with you. I have been traveling the country since I have been back to life, speaking with people about my experience, and educating people more about coma, brain injury, and the incredible ability we have to heal. I would love to connect with you sometime, since it seems
    we are on a similar path!!
    Blessings,
    Allison Zopel

    A link to the book I’m currently working on:
    http://www.myspace.com/theangelinsidebook 🙂

    • Alex Doman says:

      Hi Allison,

      Thank you for writing and sharing a little about your amazing story. After 5 years in a coma what an incredible inspiration you are! Please be in touch, I would love to talk and learn more about the music you used, your healing, and experiences. My direct email is alex@advancedbrain.com

      Kind regards,
      Alex

  6. michael says:

    I heard there was a book by Alex Doman called: How to Make Your Baby a Genius. I can’t find the book anywhere. Do I have the right information?

  7. Alma Roldán says:

    Buenos días Alex solamente para agradecerle sus investigaciones, mi hijo es alumno becado del Centro Regiomontano de Educación Especial, CREE, A.C. en Monterrey, México, y creo que la terapia The Listening Program ha contribuído en mucho en los avances en el desarrollo del lenguaje de mi pequeño. El tiene espasmos infantiles del Sindrome de West y el neurólogo nos dijo que probablemente no iba a hablar por lo que al entrar a este maravilloso centro tuvo la oportunidad de ser favorecido con esta Terapia de TLP, sus avances en el lenguaje fueron muy notorios desde que la empezó a recibir y agradezco profundamente la atención que han tenido tanto usted como Sheila para los niños de este centro. Gracias !!

    • Alex Doman says:

      Alma,

      Thank you very much for your note. The CREE A.C. special education center in Monterrey is a place that has been very special to me for a number of years. They are doing wonderful work. I am so pleased to hear that your son attends and is benefiting from The Listening Program. I am looking forward to my next visit and hope your son continues to make good progress in his life. Please let me know if I can be of any help to your family.

      Sincerely,
      Alex

  8. Adrian says:

    I have no website .. I do have Multiple Sclerosis , and am new to this site .. hoping to find some informational help or quizzes that will aid me in unlocking my brain function as cells die off ..

    Don’t know if you understand what I am asking or saying .. but I will just check out your site .. Adrian

  9. Jill Parrish says:

    Hello Alex,
    My 17 yr old daughter was just diagnosed with visual sensory disorder and also add. We have been struggling with her grades through all of her school age life. Now she is a Junior and recently was admitted into continuation school because of her low gpa. I want to help her but I don’t know where to start. I would love to attend one of your seminars. Will you be coming to northern California soon? She’s so beautiful and has such a big heart but I fear for her future.

    Thank you for your time
    Jill

    • Alex Doman says:

      Hi Jill,

      I do not have any speaking engagements scheduled for Nor Cal but do online events on occassion which are announced through Advanced Brain Technologies. If you sign up for the free ABT Brain Notes newsletter you will receive those notifications. To sign up go to http://www.advancedbrain.com, the sign up is on the homepage. Since I have your email I will write a private message with a suggestion on where to get started to help your daughter.

      My best,
      Alex

  10. Sousan says:

    Hi Alex,

    I congratulate you for your excellent work.
    I had a question about Alzheimer’s disease. Have you had any experience with such people using your program and making a progress in their use of memory?
    Do you also recommend it in these cases?
    The reaason why I ask the question is that the person for whom I am thinking to apply this, is so reluctant to listen to the music, that if I have no evidence of any help, it would be difficult to convince her to listen.
    And if yes, do you recommend listening with headphones or could she even listen through a normal CD player, or ipod, etc.

    Thanks in advance for your reply.

    Best regards,

    Sousan

    • Alex Doman says:

      Hi Sousan,

      Thank you for posting.

      Our programs have been used with people with MCI, minimal cognitive impairment, with good results according to client reports. MCI is a precursor to Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. For an individual with Alzheimer’s our programs are not going to stop the progression of neurodegeneration, but may contribute to a better quality of life. We have a line of music you may start with called Sound Health(R) which can be played through headphones or speakers. The albums are produced to be used to help support different functions such as, relaxation, thinking, motivation, etc. Pick some titles to start with, there are ten and see how she responds through speakers. If you find some albums she enjoys, try them on headphones for more effect. If that response is good, you can then explore our music listening therapy method The Listening Program(R). Information on both lines is available at http://www.advancedbrain.com. You can also call a program consultant at 801.622.5676 for further assistance.

      My best,
      Alex

  11. Nell says:

    Alex,

    Can BrainBuilder be used with a child who is barely 5 years old? Both TLP and BrainBuilder were recommended following an APD eval which resulted in more language processing challenges than true APD issues. I do not want to get it and find that it is over his head. Thanks for your guidance!

    Nell

    • Alex Doman says:

      Hi Nell,

      BrainBuilder can be used with parental assistance at this age. However, the child needs to know their digits and letters to use the program, and operate a mouse and keyboard. To begin you may want to try an app called Simply Smarter, let him get the hang of the sequencing activities there and then graduate to BrainBuilder.

      My best,
      Alex

  12. Nell says:

    Thank you Alex. My little guy does know his numbers and letters, but he is still learning to use the keyboard and mouse. We will give the app a try first as you suggested. Happy Holidays!

    • Alex Doman says:

      Nell,

      The app is developed by my father and his company. It includes the same underlying technology as BrainBuilder, but in a format developed for younger children. Please let me know how your little guy does. We use it with our almost 3 year old.

      Happy Holidays!
      Alex

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