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LEVEL ONE -

This is a comprehensive course for professionals in the application of The Listening Program®, including lecture, demonstration, discussion, and independent study. You will acquire the knowledge you need to begin working with this exciting practice for improving brain performance. Upon successful completion of this course, learners are authorised to offer TLP iPod Programs, the Waves® multi-sensory audio system, and more.

Learning Objectives and Outcomes:

  • Define and describe the fundamentals that contribute to TLP methodology.
  • Identify and relate the functional mechanisms of the ear, brain, and nervous system anatomy to TLP principles.
  • Apply experience from the hands-on demonstration in the application of all TLP programs. Explain the comprehensive and proprietary TLP music production processes and program development.
  • Define and demonstrate an understanding of TLP terminology.
  • Infer knowledge from case study practicum to personalise TLP protocols for use with diverse applications.
  • Describe and give examples of  intake, monitoring, and assessment tools. Incorporate all TLP programs in home, school, and clinical settings.

Completion Requirements:

Complete all  modules & receive a passing score of 80% or higher multiple choice exam.

After a learner has satisfactorily completed the course, they may use the designation “TLP Certified Provider” or “Certified Provider of The Listening Program”

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The most widely used series in The Listening Program® LEVEL ONE is flexible; offering a foundational to experienced level program for improving brain function and mental abilities at any age.

To accommodate individual listener preferences, LEVEL ONE is available in two options: music only, or blended with beautiful sounds of nature. While many prefer to enjoy and focus on the engaging music, others, especially children, will benefit from the added novelty of listening to music and nature sounds together.

Featuring an extensive library of High Definition music recordings performed by the award-winning Arcangelos Chamber Ensemble, LEVEL ONE is offered in Spatial Surround® sound providing a wide variety of listening with a rich tapestry of sound featuring compositions by Mozart, Haydn, Vivaldi, and Danzi.

LEVEL ONE is arranged in four progressive frequency zones, stimulating different brain areas and their related functions during the course of your personalized listening schedule. The training emphasis is well balanced across the zones making LEVEL ONE adaptable for people of all ages, supporting social & emotional function, auditory processing, communication, executive function, creative expression, motor coordination, stress response, self-awareness, musicality, and more.

Order your LEVEL ONE listening system on an iPod  with your choice of high-quality headphones, or with the Waves™ multi-sensory audio system. LEVEL ONE is available with both music only and music blended with nature sounds.

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Sound is everywhere, it's as much a part of our lives as the air we breathe and the food we eat.

Yet many of us become stressed or uncomfortable with sounds in our own home, school, work, and public places, and aren't even aware of it. Negative sound exposure has a scientifically proven impact on health, sleep, attention, learning, communication, listening and more.

There is an easy and effective solution... The Listening Program® SPECTRUM is a foundational program created for children and adults with sensory sensitivities in need of a therapeutic intervention, and those listening for wellness. SPECTRUM creates a healthy relationship with sound by training the brain with pleasing evidence-based music which can improve brain processing of sound, reduce sensory sensitivities, and help people find comfort and safety in their environment.

Featuring an extensive library of High Definition music recordings performed by the award-winning Arcangelos Chamber Ensemble, SPECTRUM is offered in Spatial Surround® sound providing a wide variety of listening with a rich tapestry of sound featuring compositions by Mozart, Haydn, Vivaldi, and Danzi.

SPECTRUM is arranged in four progressive frequency zones, stimulating different brain areas and their related functions during the course of your personalized listening schedule. The training emphasis is in the lower frequency music of the green zone supporting social & emotional functions, motor coordination, stress response, sensory processing, and more

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Success is within our reach. It's in our nature to develop ourselves and accomplish what we set our minds to do.

Those who attain their goals, and fully realize their potential: develop their ability to focus, listen, learn, communicate, plan, organize, and manage time, all while increasing their skills, imagination, creativity, motivation and persistence.

There is a practical and effective tool for success...The Listening Program® ACHIEVE is an intermediate to experienced level program developed for older children, teens, and adults seeking changes in learning, communication, and peak performance. ACHIEVE increases mental performance by training the brain with motivating evidence based music which provides a "work enhancing" effect to help people achieve in areas of their life where performance matters most— family, school, career, and personal endeavours.

Featuring an extensive library of High Definition music recordings performed by the award-winning Arcangelos Chamber Ensemble, ACHIEVE is offered in Spatial Surround sound providing a wide variety of listening with a rich tapestry of sound featuring compositions by Mozart, Haydn, Vivaldi, and Danzi.

ACHIEVE is arranged in four progressive frequency zones, stimulating different brain areas and their related functions during the course of your personalized listening schedule. The training emphasis is in the middle to higher frequency music of the orange and red zones supporting auditory processing, communication, executive function, creative expression, personal development, increased energy, motivation, musicality, consciousness, and more.

Order your ACHIEVE listening system on an iPod with your choice of high-quality headphones, or the Waves multi-sensory audio system.

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Get the most from your listening with WAVES™, the multi-sensory audio system optimized for The Listening Program.

WAVES enhances the delivery of Spectrum, Level One, Achieve and inTime by using the two natural modes of hearing—through your ears (air conduction) and through your head (bone conduction)— offering a deeper, more immersive listening experience than conventional headphones. Not only does the WAVES system make your daily listening more enjoyable, it accelerates and expands the benefits of your listening practice. It has been custom designed especially for The Listening Program®.


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 inTime Listening Program

inTime Professional Training Course LIVE via VIDEO LINK with Tracey Butler. 

Too expensive to travel but don’t like web based pre-recorded trainings? Then this is the Course for You!

It’s in real time, you can ask questions, interact with the other trainees it will feel like we are all sitting in a room together!!

inTime is a rhythm-based music listening method designed to stimulate change

  • In self regulation
  • Sensory motor function
  • Rhythm awareness
  • Focus & Attention
  • Timing
  • Adaptive responses to stress
  • Improved Sensory Processing

inTime is a compilation of original compositions, based on a blend of world music with diverse percussion, string, and wind instrumentation, which accents the power of rhythm and sound frequencies. inTime provides an adaptive process of personalized listening training and specific movement activities using body, drum, and voice so your listeners keep the beat, and flow with the rhythms of daily life. 

Learning Objectives and Outcomes:   

  • Cite research supporting the use of rhythm within inTime.
  • Demonstrate foundational competence in program planning, including personalizing listening protocols and incorporating activity options, using drum
  • Explain how to implement the inTime listening and activity protocols with a client.
  • Explore drumming, movement, and vocal activities

inTime provides progressive rhythm-based training across four frequency zones, stimulating different brain areas and their related functions during the course of your personalized listening schedule. The training emphasis is well balanced, making inTime adaptable for people of all ages, supporting social & emotional function, auditory processing, communication, executive function, creative expression, motor coordination, stress response, self-awareness, musicality, and more.

The ability to synchronize movement to a steady beat relates to the brain’s response to sound.    

Musical training with an emphasis on movement synchronization to musical beats may improve brain synchrony, with the potential to benefit children with reading difficulties and other auditory- based language impairments.  Click Here  for More Information on inTime Professional Training Course Information 2018


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TAVS - The Test of Auditory and Visual Processing

This is a comprehensive course for professionals to become qualified in the administration of the Test of Auditory and Visual Skills (TAVS); including lecture, independent study, and hands- on practical experience. You will acquire the knowledge you need to begin using this exciting tool for screening auditory and visual processing.

Further, you will understand the individual elements that make up strong auditory processing skills and be able to use TAVS to assess them. These areas such as temporal processing, pitch perception, gap detection and beat competency are known to be vital for strong listening, language development, reading and rhythm awareness.

Upon successful completion of this course, learners are authorized to administer TAVS, a versatile screening tool for ages 5 which is ideal for use with The Listening Program, inTime, and other interventions that seek to improve fundamental sensory processing skills.

Learning Objectives and Outcomes:

  • Review and understand auditory processing terms, screening areas, and relate them to functional skills.
  • Understand the scientific basis for testing the 12 areas offered by TAVS.
  • Hands-on experience with in the use of the TAVS device, prompt cards, user guide, and record sheet.
  • Demonstrate competence in the administration of the pretest, quick and full screening, adjusting screening parameters, recording and interpreting results.
  • Implement the TAVS assessment which children and adults.

Many children who struggle academically are offered catch up phonics, literacy and numeracy programmes without considering that the delays in learning may be more fundamental in nature than a simple lack of experience and practice. Underpinning the ability to read, listen, concentrate and communicate is the ability to take in and process auditory and visual information.

The testing of areas such as temporal processing, pitch perception, gap detection and others are vital to understanding at what level a child is delayed. This information can guide a teacher or therapist to know exactly what level of intervention or remediation is needed to ensure the quickest progress for the child.

TAVS offers a powerful way to assess many areas of low level visual and auditory processing to know whether sensory processing is impaired and if it is suitable to solely focus an intervention upon more cognitive levels of function

• Temporal Order processing. This has been shown to have close links to reading ability, speech and phonological awareness and across visual, auditory and tactile domains, Laasonen et al, (2001). Children and adults with TO results outside the expected norms may well be at risk of poor speech development and phonological awareness, poor reading abilities, challenges with sequencing of information and short-term memory deficits.

• Fusion Threshold: is a measure of temporal resolution. Temporal resolution refers to the auditory system's ability to follow rapid changes in the envelope of sound. This is a key factor in processing sound across time. Challenges with temporal resolution have been shown to correlate with reading and language development difficulties.

• Auditory Motor: subtest assesses the ability to perceive a steady beat and match the beat. Children and adults who have challenges with keeping to an external steady beat will often have difficulties in areas of literacy, language and phonological awareness. These are not explained by any motor difficulty. Thomson and Goswami (2008) found that “Children who were particularly inconsistent in tapping to a particular rate showed the poorest literacy and phonological development.

• Pitch Discrimination: is seen to be an important factor that is correlated with phonemic awareness. Loui et al. (2011). Therefore, values outside normal ranges in this subtest would indicate challenges with listening and literacy development due to phonological awareness deficits.

• Duration Patterns Strong levels of auditory processing require us to be able to process the length of tones as well as pitch changes. In language, as in the natural world, tones can differ in length as well as pitch and therefore results outside expected ranges for these subtests can indicate difficulties with phonological processing.

• Directional Hearing: Sound localization is possible because there are tiny differences in volume and timing in directional sound entering the left and right ear. Results obtained that are in the unusual or significant ranges according to the current norms provided by Tewes indicate a challenge with the timing of auditory signals being processed in the brain stem. Sound localization and lateralization are seen as a fundamental component of auditory processing difficulties as it involves the processing of volume and timing differences between the two ears.

• Sequence Order: The sequence order subtest gives a tone and a click and asks us to answer “which came first?” The tone and click seek to replicate the effect of vowels and consonants in language. Backward and forward masking occurs as is natural when phonemes are blended within language. The click generated by the TAVS is only 1msec long; however the pause also belongs to the click. This is the threshold measured in milliseconds that is used to score the result in this subtest. This corresponds to the voice onset time (VOT) and voice offset time which is the silent transference phase from consonant to vowel and vowel to consonant. A result well outside the mean ranges would therefore indicate a challenge with phonological blending, segmentation and perhaps gap detection. This would correlate with difficulties with listening, language and literacy challenges.


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