The Reading Lab
A Division of Walston Speech Language & Reading Clinic, Inc.
The Listening Program®, to its array of offerings. The Listening Program® (TLP) is a music-based auditory
stimulation method that provides engaging brain stimulation to improve performance in school, work and life.
This program will be used mainly at home under the guidance of The Reading Lab and requires 15-30 minutes of
listening daily, five days a week for a minimum of 20 weeks to receive the benefits of the training. Listening to TLP will
enhance and support the other cognitive training programs at The Reading Lab.
The Listening Program is offered for all children, grades K-12. Systematic training is provided through listening to
psychoacoustically modified classical music which trains the brain to process sound more efficiently. This leads to
LearningThey train at home using ABTs patented listening technologies on either a pre-loaded iPod or with CDs using specially
Behavior Self Regulation
Children, teens, adults and seniors can use the program in the home or workplace. Completely portable and easy to use,
The Listening Program fits easily into anyone's schedule and only requires 15 to 30 minutes of daily listening using
special headphones and CDs or iPods.
Participants make even faster gains by using ABT's bone conduction technology. Bypassing the middle ear, bone
conduction uses the skull to transmit sound directly to the inner ear. This technology is especially beneficial for people
with a history of ear infections, sensitivity to sound, autism, ADD or ADHD, and expressive speech or language issues.
The Listening Program is a fusion of beautiful art and sound science. The masterful performances of the award-winning
players of the Arcangelos Chamber Ensemble are skillfully crafted using advanced audio technologies to provide an
unrivaled listening experience.
How can something that seems so simple - listening to psychoacoustically modified classical music - actually impact a
wide range of abilities, such as reading, communication, learning and memory?
Numerous studies worldwide, including research at the University of Sheffield, provide empirical evidence that
substantiate The Listening Program’s efficacy. And while that affirms The Listening Program’s credibility, for many the
question remains, how does The Listening Program work?
The Listening Program’s psychoacoustically modified music and patent-pending production techniques are designed to
stimulate or “exercise” the different functions of the auditory processing system. This enables the brain to better
receive, process, store and utilize the valuable information provided through the varied soundscapes in our lives such as
music, language and the environment in which we live.
The Ear Brain Connection
So the question becomes...how can we overcome auditory processing challenges - moving from a “disorganized” to an
Certain classical music, like that of Mozart, Haydn and Vivaldi, has specific structure, producing sound waves in
organized patterns. Within these patterns are vital elements including time, frequency and volume. When listening to
music, the ear is receiving the musical sound waves - waves that arrive in different frequencies, measured in Hertz (Hz).
These frequencies stimulate the brain, and thus affect different functions of the mind and body.
Specific Frequencies for Specific Functions
The Listening Program combines decades of clinical research in several fields, including neurology, physiology,
psychoacoustics, auditory processing, music theory and more. The method builds on the work of respected leaders in
these fields, such as ear, nose and throat (ENT) physician Alfred A. Tomatis, M.D. (1920-2001). Among other
discoveries, Dr. Tomatis helped identify the relationship between certain sound frequencies and their effect on functions
of the mind and body. A simplified explanation of Dr. Tomatis’ findings shows that certain bands, or zones, of sound
frequencies affect different abilities.
TLP is designed to address these zones, systematically providing auditory stimulation that, when customized for
listeners by Advanced Brain Technologies (ABT) Providers, can help improve their ability to function in a number of
Typically, students listen for 15 minutes twice a day for 20 weeks.