The Listening Program
The Listening Program (TLP) is a music-based stimulation program that assists children with auditory processing, listening, and attention skills. During OT sessions, a child may wear headphones with classical music that is named “sensory integration” or “speech.” These CDs are used in an informal way and can be taken off after one minute if the child doesn’t like it, or can be kept on for 15 minutes. TLP CDs are often played in the background in the Kids OT to Play clinic.
TLP music has been selected to provide specific sensory stimulation and it gets results: We have observed some children who cannot sit and color for more than 2 minutes without the program can sit for up to 10 minutes while listening to the music.
CDs of TLP music are available for home use, Monday through Friday 30 minutes a day for up to 16 weeks. These CDs need to be ordered by a TLP provider. Several therapists at Kids OT to Play are TLP providers. These CDs can also be purchased by a parent directly at http://www.advancedbrain.com/. This is also a good website to learn about The Listening Program