Auditory Processing Therapy
Auditory processing therapy is part of an increasingly popular field of alternative therapies known as “brain training.”
One of the best-known auditory training programs is the Listening Program. The Listening Program can be an effective natural depression remedy when combined with other treatments.
Auditory processing therapy has been used in the United States since 1991. A French doctor, Guy Berard, first developed auditory processing therapy with the idea that auditory processing issues stem from oversensitivity or undersensitivity to sound (or certain sound frequencies), which can interfere with learning. Supporters of this method say it helps kids discriminate and remember speech sounds.
The Listening Program is a neuroscience based music program developed on the work of Berard and many others. It is designed to improve your brain performance through listening. Each person is provided with a personalized music listening therapy program that both calms and challenges your brain, adjusting over time to maximize results.
With regular training, The Listening Program music can help you improve memory, focus, communication, listening, learning, creativity, stress response, mood, productivity – and your life. Children, teens, adults and seniors all benefit. All you have to do is slip on your headphones and start listening.
The Science Behind The Listening Program
With an early foundation in the field of neuroplasticity The Listening Program music is created in collaboration with experts in music effects research and neuroscience and is based on extensive research. Backed by several independent studies, and recommended by thousands of clinicians and educators worldwide, The Listening Program is the world’s most scientifically advanced music listening therapy.
Who Auditory Training Therapy Is For
Auditory processing therapy is designed for children and adults with sensory processing issues, such as being over- or undersensitive to sound. Often they will have a mental health problem, such as autism, Asperger’s syndrome, ADHD, anxiety or depression.
Therapists who deliver this type of therapy say it can also help children and adults who have trouble concentrating, such as those with ADHD. And it’s sometimes used to treat kids with nonverbal learning disabilities.
How Auditory Processing Therapy Works
In auditory processing therapy, the person typically wears special headphones and listens to recorded music hat is designed to filter sounds, amplifying certain frequencies and “softening” the intensity of others. Auditory processing therapy providers claim this can correct abnormal ear dominance and help people hear, discriminate and remember speech sounds. This is similar to the way hearing aids work for people with hearing loss.
Who Provides Auditory Processing Therapy
Auditory processing therapy is provided by people who are trained and certified in a certain method (such as The Listening Program). They’re often teachers, audiologists or occupational therapists who have experience working with people with special needs or psychiatric problems.