Programs & Services

At ‘Links to Learning’, we offer a drug-free, non-invasive approach, which can help children and adults with auditory & sensory processing problems, learning difficulties, development delays or those seeking overall improvement or enhancement with brain processing. Hear first hand from these Parents and Children how we helped them.

We offer many different programs including. The Listening Program, The Fast ForWord Program, Neurofeedback, The Movement Program 

The most suitable will be recommended to you following your initial intake appointment.

Intake Appointment

The intake appointment allows us to gain an understanding of the best approach to help you. We analyse prior history and presenting challenges. We connect in a zoom private video meeting room. It is an easy process where we provide you a link and you simply click on the link and we are connected.

We will

  • Review your Development History Form
  • Review Listening Checklist
  • Review any video footage supplied
  • Review any Specialist reports provided
  • *Formal Screening of Auditory Processing with written report (option 2 only)

Option 1. Initial intake appointment $195

Suitable for under 5 or those with limited verbal skills

Option 2. Initial intake appointment $295

Suitable for those over 5 years, verbal and able to repeat words and sentences heard through headphones. The Scan-3 is a screening assessment tool which tests how well the individual performs specific auditory processing skills with each ear under challenging auditory conditions. Test of Auditory Processing Skills (TAPS) screens auditory short-term memory and auditory working memory. with a written report.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Programs Available

 The Listening Program (TLP)

 

 

 

TLP is a home-based therapy that is a safe, effective, drug-free approach that helps the brain process sensory input more efficiently. This leads to reduced stress, a calmer central nervous system and improved auditory skills that are required to effectively listen, learn, and communicate. Listening Programs are suitable for children age 2 through to teens, adults, and seniors. Completely portable and easy to use, The Listening Program fits easily into anyone’s schedule and usually only requires 15 to 30 minutes of daily listening. It can support those with

  • Autism, Brain Injuries, Stroke patients, Aging Brains.
  • Auditory and Sensory Processing difficulties,
  • Attention Challenges, Reading and Spelling Difficulties
  • Speech and Language difficulties
  • Behavioural Challenges
  • Those seeking overall wellness with brain processing

 Potential Benefits in the following areas:

  • Auditory Processing
  • Sensory Processing
  • Self-regulation
  • Social Engagement
  • Reading & Spelling
  • Attention
  • Memory
  • Motor Coordination
  • Language
  • Reduced sound sensitivities

To access TLP you have 2 options

  1. TLP System – which is a fully supported individualised Program
  2. TLP Online – which is an independent online streamed Program

Headphones

 

TLP approved headphones are required for both Option 1 and Option 2.

 

 

We supply and recommend the advanced Waves Multi-Sensory Air and Bone Conduction Headphones and Amplifier $1705 (plus GST)

We can provide a list of approved basic air conduction headphones for you to source if you prefer, these are typically around $250-$300

You can view the most recent research regarding The Listening Program published in 2020 by our own Director Tracey Butler along with Dr Jay Lucker and Jane Schueler in the International Journal of Listening  https://doi.org/10.1080/10904018.2020.1772071.

Contact us for a detailed information package  info@links2learning.com.au

Fast ForWord

 

 

Fast ForWord’s language & cognitive enhancement programs accelerate learning and reading. They are based on over 30 years of neuroscience research.

Fast ForWord is scientifically proven to build brain fitness through individualised adaptive computer exercises that develop the memory, attention, processing and sequencing skills necessary for reading and learning. The program identifies your child’s individual learning weaknesses and continuously adjusts the online exercises to keep them challenged.

Your child can make gains of up to 1-2 years in reading competency and these gains are maintained without additional training.

Fast ForWord is an effective tool for individuals who have:

  • Auditory processing and language processing disorders
  • Dyslexia
  • Working memory weakness
  • English as a Second Language
  • Autism spectrum disorders
  • Struggling readers
  • Lower school performance than their potential

Just as a body runs better and quicker when fit, brains learn better after consistent use with the Fast ForWord brain learning exercises. The key is processing efficiency, and individuals around the globe are using the Fast ForWord educational software programs to develop the cognitive skills that enhance learning, leading to academic success.

The Program runs for 30 minutes a day and a minimum of 3 months is required, cost is $295 per month and includes a monthly contact call and a weekly report demonstrating progress achieved. An initial once off set up fee of $49 applies to all new students and includes an intake orientation.

Contact us for a detailed information package or to Register info@links2learning.com.au

 

Neurofeedback

 

 

 

Neurofeedback is a form of biofeedback. What is Biofeedback? It is a simple concept, one with which we are actually very familiar from everyday life. The idea is: If you can sense it, you can change it. Biofeedback uses machinery to extend sensory perception into areas where we would normally be unaware. Normal activities of life depend on sensory feedback, eg. balance, walking, holding objects etc.

Neurofeedback or EEG Biofeedback is a specific form of biofeedback which gives the trainee moment-to-moment information about the rhythmic electrical activity from various places in the brain (EEG or brain waves), and challenges the brain to modify certain components of it.

Similar to training other biological measures, the trainee is soon able to induce changes in the brain wave patterns. These changes lead to improved flexibility and stability of the brain waves in general, which leads to improved flexibility and stability of behaviour in response to external demands on the person in the course of day-to-day activity.

One or two sensors are placed on the client’s head, and two sensors (like clip-on earrings) are placed on their ears. The sensors are connected to an amplifier, which amplifies the tiny (microvolt) signals from the client’s scalp. The amplified signal is then sent to a computer that analyses the signal and divides it into the brainwaves we want to increase (these are associated with good focus and attention), and the brainwaves we want to decrease (these are associated with poor focus, impulsiveness, anxiety or agitation). The Neurofeedback software uses these signals to drive a video game. The video game only moves forward (visual display changes, beeps are heard, points are scored) if the client increases the brainwaves associated with good focus, and decreases the brainwaves associated with inattention, anxiety or agitation. With repeated trainings in this way, the brain learns to control attention and focus better.

Contact us for a detailed information package info@links2learning.com.au

 

The Movement Program

 

The Movement Programme is a sequence of progressive movements over a twelve-week period. Developed in collaboration between Leigh Academies Trust and Learning Solutions in the United Kingdom, it has been shown to significantly improve reading age and English results as well as balance, coordination, and the inhibition of primitive reflexes.

 

The Movement Programme is based on many years of research which proves progress in learning outcomes is achieved by improving areas such as:

  • Literacy Skills & Writing Skills
  • Attention and Concentration
  • Behaviour
  • Self Confidence
  • Stress reduction and relaxation
  • Visual skills of tracking, fixation, near and far focus, binocular vision
  • Improved beat and rhythm leading to:
    • Improved awareness of grammar,
    • Significant reading progress
    • Improved listening
    • Better music ability
    • Improved performance in sport
  • Balance, co-ordination and vestibular development,
  • Gross and fine motor skills,
  • Hand / eye co-ordination,
  • Midline crossing,
  • Proprioception – the ability to sense the position, location and orientation of the body and its parts,
  • Spatial awareness
  • Posture,
  • Improved emotional regulation,

Contact us for a detailed information package or to Register info@links2learning.com.au

The Sleep Program

 

 

 

 

Sleep matters. Lack of sleep comes with a high cost to our ability to learn, our health and safety, and quality of life. Most people don’t get enough sleep.

In the short term, a lack of adequate sleep can affect judgment, mood, ability to learn and retain information, and may increase the risk of serious accidents and injury. In the long term, chronic sleep deprivation may lead to a host of health problems including, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, depression, and obesity.

The Listening Program® SLEEP is an auditory sleep aid that you listen to while you’re going to sleep.

With technology created by a neuroscientist, TLP SLEEP uses nearly-inaudible sounds embedded in beautiful music created to help you go to sleep faster and stay asleep longer.

TLP SLEEP triggers the motion-induced sleepiness that babies experience while being rocked and that most people feel while riding as a passenger in a car or train. The music simultaneously entrains the brain to the slower brainwave rhythms needed to sleep. This combination results in a sleep that’s natural, easy, restful and refreshing. The technology behind The Listening Program® SLEEP is based on over 15 years of research in hearing, balance, and sleep by neuroscientist Seth Horowitz, Ph.D. It is a new approach to helping people of any age go to sleep more quickly and stay asleep longer. TLP SLEEP uses three kinds of sound that work directly on the brain in different ways.

1. Very low frequency sounds activate the vestibular system to trigger Sopite syndrome, the motion-induced sleepiness that babies experience while being rocked and that most people feel while riding as a passenger in a car or on a train.

2. Quiet “pink” noise shaped to match the sound signatures of heartbeats and breathing reduces activity in the brain’s arousal centers to encourage relaxation.

3. Binaural beats — slightly different sound frequencies delivered to each ear to trigger frequency-following response between the brain’s hemispheres — help the brain match the waveforms that characterize the stages of sleep.

The sleep-inducing technology embedded within the acoustically modified music created for TLP SLEEP uses all three methodologies.

Ad-hoc clinical testing has demonstrated the effectiveness of these algorithms in inducing sleep by reducing sleep latency and increasing efficiency in subjects ranging in age from 1 to 62, and has been shown to decrease sleep latency, increase sleep efficiency or both in up to 77% of people with normal binaural hearing. Ready for a great night’s sleep, natural, and drug free? Buy The Listening Program® SLEEP today.

Contact us for a detailed information package or to Order  info@links2learning.com.au

When you are ready to schedule an intake appointment please contact our office so we can arrange a suitable time. You are also welcomed to schedule a 5-minute chat with our Director Tracey Butler, to answer any further questions you may have  info@links2learning.com.au

  We look forward to working together with you to assist you in your journey towards the best brain possible.