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The Listening Program Specialized CDs

The relation of the ear and language is today, undeniable. Yet it was Dr. Tomatis who discovered a simple, basic fact, just decades ago. It's known as The Tomatis Effect. The voice reproduces only what the ear hears. The Tomatis Effect is held in high regard in relation to our development of Music-Based Auditory Stimulation.

These specialized CDs place a very significant emphasis on the frequencies fundamental to the reception and production of spoken language, senory integration and auditory figure ground (attending while ignoring distractions). These CDs focus stimulation in the frequency zones that cover these auditory processing skills.

These frequencies affect receptive and expressive language, communication, as well as attention and memory. The music and instrumentation were selected for qualities that compliment these portions of the sound spectrum.

A pre-purchase interview, with our Certified Provider, is required prior to the completion of your order for The Listening Programs or the TLP Specialized CDs.

Don Harris is a Certified TLP Provider and Licensed Speech Language Pathologist. Contact Don Online to further discuss the many ways The Listening Programs and the TLP Specialized CDs will benefit you and your family.


TLP Specialized CD - Full Spectrum - Prelude 1 Headphones
TLP Specialized CD - Full Spectrum - Prelude 1 Headphones

TLP Full Spectrum (FS) Prelude 1 was developed as a gentle introduction to The Listening Program. These CDs are the first of The Listening Program - New Generation. They incorporate ABT Music's new High Definition (HD) 24-bit 192 kHz recordings, featuring the latest advancements in ABT's psychoacoustic and neurosonic treatments.

What you hear is more clear high frequencies, authentic timbre in low frequencies, greater definition of individual notes, and spatial details unlike you have ever heard! This provides more new opportunities for developing TLP than ever thought possible.

Auditory Processing Skills

One of the auditory processing skills we focus on training in FS Prelude is auditory figure ground - the ability to focus on foreground sound such as a conversation, while filtering out distracting background noise. For many people trying to listen to speech when competing sounds are present is a source of stress and frustration, whether in the classroom, work place, or public places such as a restaurant. Full Spectrum Prelude is a tool which can be used to train this ability. While auditory figure ground is a vital skill for understanding language, to hold auditory attention and concentrate, it is also an essential skill in our ability to process, understand and enjoy music.

Full Spectrum Prelude trains not only our ability to perform an auditory scene analysis and the auditory figure ground skill but also selective auditory attention, pitch discrimination, amplitude perception, sound localization, frequency perception, and temporal processing.

Listening to FS Prelude trains auditory processing in ways that are of equal benefit to the beginning or experienced listener. Rather than using filtration which can be initially uncomfortable for some, the natural frequency contrasts of the individual instruments provides a unique, engaging, and comfortable listening experience.

Don Harris is a Certified TLP Provider and Licensed Speech Language Pathologist. Contact Don Online to further discuss the many ways The Listening Programs and the TLP Specialized CDs will benefit you and your family.


TLP Specialized CD - Full Spectrum - Prelude 2 

Headphones
TLP Specialized CD - Full Spectrum - Prelude 2 Headphones

TLP Full Spectrum (FS) Prelude 2 was developed as a gentle introduction to The Listening Program. These CDs are the first of The Listening Program - New Generation. They incorporate ABT Music's new High Definition (HD) 24-bit 192 kHz recordings, featuring the latest advancements in ABT's psychoacoustic and neurosonic treatments.

High Definition recording has only been possible in the last several years. These recordings provide a more natural listening experience, very close to live. They contain low levels of distortion, more accurate representation of the sound waves, providing a rich, fulfilling listening experience with greater clarity than our earlier 16-bit recordings.

What you hear is more clear high frequencies, authentic timbre in low frequencies, greater definition of individual notes, and spatial details unlike you have ever heard! This provides more new opportunities for developing TLP than ever thought possible.

Auditory Processing Skills

One of the auditory processing skills we focus on training in FS Prelude is auditory figure ground - the ability to focus on foreground sound such as a conversation, while filtering out distracting background noise. For many people trying to listen to speech when competing sounds are present is a source of stress and frustration, whether in the classroom, work place, or public places such as a restaurant. Full Spectrum Prelude is a tool which can be used to train this ability. While auditory figure ground is a vital skill for understanding language, to hold auditory attention and concentrate, it is also an essential skill in our ability to process, understand and enjoy music.

Full Spectrum Prelude trains not only our ability to perform an auditory scene analysis and the auditory figure ground skill but also selective auditory attention, pitch discrimination, amplitude perception, sound localization, frequency perception, and temporal processing.

Listening to FS Prelude trains auditory processing in ways that are of equal benefit to the beginning or experienced listener. Rather than using filtration which can be initially uncomfortable for some, the natural frequency contrasts of the individual instruments provides a unique, engaging, and comfortable listening experience.

Don Harris is a Certified TLP Provider and Licensed Speech Language Pathologist. Contact Don Online to further discuss the many ways The Listening Programs and the TLP Specialized CDs will benefit you and your family.


TLP Specialized CD - Full Spectrum - Prelude 1 Stereo 

Speakers
TLP Specialized CD - Full Spectrum - Prelude 1 Stereo Speakers

TLP Full Spectrum (FS) Prelude 1 was developed as a gentle introduction to The Listening Program. These CDs are the first of The Listening Program - New Generation. They incorporate ABT Music's new High Definition (HD) 24-bit 192 kHz recordings, featuring the latest advancements in ABT's psychoacoustic and neurosonic treatments.

High Definition recording has only been possible in the last several years. These recordings provide a more natural listening experience, very close to live. They contain low levels of distortion, more accurate representation of the sound waves, providing a rich, fulfilling listening experience with greater clarity than our earlier 16-bit recordings.

What you hear is more clear high frequencies, authentic timbre in low frequencies, greater definition of individual notes, and spatial details unlike you have ever heard! This provides more new opportunities for developing TLP than ever thought possible.

Auditory Processing Skills

One of the auditory processing skills we focus on training in FS Prelude is auditory figure ground - the ability to focus on foreground sound such as a conversation, while filtering out distracting background noise. For many people trying to listen to speech when competing sounds are present is a source of stress and frustration, whether in the classroom, work place, or public places such as a restaurant. Full Spectrum Prelude is a tool which can be used to train this ability. While auditory figure ground is a vital skill for understanding language, to hold auditory attention and concentrate, it is also an essential skill in our ability to process, understand and enjoy music.

Full Spectrum Prelude trains not only our ability to perform an auditory scene analysis and the auditory figure ground skill but also selective auditory attention, pitch discrimination, amplitude perception, sound localization, frequency perception, and temporal processing.

Listening to FS Prelude trains auditory processing in ways that are of equal benefit to the beginning or experienced listener. Rather than using filtration which can be initially uncomfortable for some, the natural frequency contrasts of the individual instruments provides a unique, engaging, and comfortable listening experience.

Don Harris is a Certified TLP Provider and Licensed Speech Language Pathologist. Contact Don Online to further discuss the many ways The Listening Programs and the TLP Specialized CDs will benefit you and your family.


TLP Specialized CD - Full Spectrum - Prelude 2 Stereo 

Speakers
TLP Specialized CD - Full Spectrum - Prelude 2 Stereo Speakers

TLP Full Spectrum (FS) Prelude 2 was developed as a gentle introduction to The Listening Program. These CDs are the first of The Listening Program - New Generation. They incorporate ABT Music's new High Definition (HD) 24-bit 192 kHz recordings, featuring the latest advancements in ABT's psychoacoustic and neurosonic treatments.

High Definition recording has only been possible in the last several years. These recordings provide a more natural listening experience, very close to live. They contain low levels of distortion, more accurate representation of the sound waves, providing a rich, fulfilling listening experience with greater clarity than our earlier 16-bit recordings.

What you hear is more clear high frequencies, authentic timbre in low frequencies, greater definition of individual notes, and spatial details unlike you have ever heard! This provides more new opportunities for developing TLP than ever thought possible.

Auditory Processing Skills

One of the auditory processing skills we focus on training in FS Prelude is auditory figure ground - the ability to focus on foreground sound such as a conversation, while filtering out distracting background noise. For many people trying to listen to speech when competing sounds are present is a source of stress and frustration, whether in the classroom, work place, or public places such as a restaurant. Full Spectrum Prelude is a tool which can be used to train this ability. While auditory figure ground is a vital skill for understanding language, to hold auditory attention and concentrate, it is also an essential skill in our ability to process, understand and enjoy music.

Full Spectrum Prelude trains not only our ability to perform an auditory scene analysis and the auditory figure ground skill but also selective auditory attention, pitch discrimination, amplitude perception, sound localization, frequency perception, and temporal processing.

Listening to FS Prelude trains auditory processing in ways that are of equal benefit to the beginning or experienced listener. Rather than using filtration which can be initially uncomfortable for some, the natural frequency contrasts of the individual instruments provides a unique, engaging, and comfortable listening experience.

Don Harris is a Certified TLP Provider and Licensed Speech Language Pathologist. Contact Don Online to further discuss the many ways The Listening Programs and the TLP Specialized CDs will benefit you and your family.


TLP Specialized CD - Sensory Integration Kids 1
TLP Specialized CD - Sensory Integration Kids 1

Sensory Integration (SI) Kids CD 1 contains musical selections that were recorded because they were fun, simple in structure, short, and very accessible. Focusing on all of these elements means that a child's attention can more easily be captured and maintained.

SI Kids 1 has a significant focus on spatial awareness and sound localization. With new technologies and creative elements in recording and post-production, we are able to provide auditory stimulation in a totally new way than we have ever been able to do before.

The Benefits You Can Expect

Sensory Integration Kids CD 1 stimulates the lower sound frequencies to help people who have problems related to the vestibular system and integration of sensory input. Although this is not an all inclusive list, issues that may be helped include:

  • Balance
  • Movement
  • Coordination
  • Rhythm
  • Body schema
  • Left-right discrimination
  • Spatial awareness
  • Sensory defensiveness
  • Hypersensitive hearing
  • Emotional regulation.

Individuals on the autistic spectrum benefit greatly from this CD as do those who need to a better sense of their body, feeling more comfortable and grounded through the stimulation of the lower frequencies before experiencing CDs with high pass filtration such as those in The Listening Program Classic Kit.

Additionally, SI Kids 1 may help with athletic ability through improved body and spatial awareness, as well as improved balance and motor integration.

Don Harris is a Certified TLP Provider and Licensed Speech Language Pathologist. Contact Don Online to further discuss the many ways The Listening Programs and the TLP Specialized CDs will benefit you and your family.


TLP Specialized CD - Sensory Integration Classic 1
TLP Specialized CD - Sensory Integration Classic 1

Sensory integration is the process of taking in information about the world around us with all our senses and from inside our own bodies. Through integrating and organizing the senses of vision, auditory, touch, movement, muscle awareness, taste, and smell, we are able to interact comfortably and efficiently in work, play and through social interaction.

How Important is Sensory Integration?

Broadly stated, sensory integration is the brain's organization of sensory input. As we move, touch, are touched, and place pressure on our joints and limbs, the brain is informed about the body's position in space and where our various parts are in relation to one another. The integration of these senses allows us to move them in a coordinated fashion. Through effective sensory integration, the many parts of the nervous system work together so that a person can interact with his environment effectively and experience the joy of unconscious coordinated movement.

Many techniques that occupational therapists trained in sensory integration utilize are aimed at stimulating the vestibular system. SI Classic 1 incorporates sound specifically designed to help address this important integration of sensory information. Music recorded with specific emphasis in low and mid range frequencies, such as the cello and bass viola, has been used to enhance and support stimulation to and awareness of the body.

The Benefits You Can Expect

Sensory Integration Classic CD 1 stimulates the lower frequencies to help people who have problems related to the vestibular system and integration of sensory input. Although this is not an all inclusive list, issues that may be helped include:

  • Balance
  • Movement
  • Coordination
  • Rhythm
  • Body schema
  • Left-right discrimination
  • Spatial awareness
  • Sensory defensiveness
  • Hypersensitive hearing
  • Emotional regulation

Individuals on the autistic spectrum benefit greatly from this CD as do those who need to a better sense of their body, feeling more comfortable and grounded through the stimulation of the lower frequencies before experiencing CDs with high pass filtration such as those in The Listening Program Classic Kit.

Additionally, SI Classic 1 may help with athletic ability through improved body and spatial awareness, as well as improved balance and motor integration.

Don Harris is a Certified TLP Provider and Licensed Speech Language Pathologist. Contact Don Online to further discuss the many ways The Listening Programs and the TLP Specialized CDs will benefit you and your family.


TLP Specialized CD - Speech & Language Kids 1 

Headphones
TLP Specialized CD - Speech & Language Kids 1 Headphones

Speech and Language Kids 1 is the newest TLP Specialized CD. It contains musical selections that were recorded because they were fun, simple in structure, short, and very accessible. Focusing on all of these elements means that a child's attention can more easily be captured and maintained.

SL Kids 1 has a significant focus on spatial awareness and sound localization. With new technologies and creative elements in recording and post-production, we are able to provide auditory stimulation in a totally new way than we have ever been able to do before.

We add movement to the treatment to create Spatial Surround Dynamic. This is accomplished by processing the music in a multi-channel environment that uses five completely independent tracks. This process allows us to move the sound of each instrument around in a 360 degree field.

The Benefits You Can Expect

Speech and Language Kids 1 is appropriate for enhancing receptive and expressive language, sense of melody, pitch discrimination, fluency, voice modulation and control. It may be used during reading activities, quiet or aloud at a low volume. It may also be used in connection with vocal exercises and may have some benefit with second language acquisition. This is a tremendous tool for voice coaches, reading and learning specialists, speech and language pathologists and those working with communication difficulties.

It also proves helpful with attention, memory and concentration. Listeners may practice active listening with SL Kids 1 but may also hum, sing or explore their voice during their listening sessions.

Don Harris is a Certified TLP Provider and Licensed Speech Language Pathologist. Contact Don Online to further discuss the many ways The Listening Programs and the TLP Specialized CDs will benefit you and your family.


TLP Specialized CD - Speech & Language Kids 1 Stereo 

Speakers
TLP Specialized CD - Speech & Language Kids 1 Stereo Speakers

The Speech and Language Kids 1 (Stereo Version) incorporates ABTs process of stereo speaker mastering called Spatial Stereo™. This process allows for distinct separation of the instruments in the stereo field for clear spatial details. By mastering with Spatial Stereo™, the instruments are placed in the stereo field so they can be isolated by the listener. Standard stereo mastering tends to have the instruments blending with one another resulting in less clarity and definition making the sonic information more difficult to process and thus benefit from.

ABT added movement to the treatment to create Spatial Stereo™ Dynamic. This further helps with sound localization, auditory figure ground, listener interest and bilateral organization.

The Benefits You Can Expect

Speech and Language Kids 1 is appropriate for enhancing receptive and expressive language, sense of melody, pitch discrimination, fluency, voice modulation and control. It may be used during reading activities, quiet or aloud at a low volume. It may also be used in connection with vocal exercises and may have some benefit with second language acquisition. This is a tremendous tool for voice coaches, reading and learning specialists, speech and language pathologists and those working with communication difficulties.

This CD also proves helpful with attention, memory and concentration. Listeners may practice active listening with SL Kids 1 but may also hum, sing or explore their voice during their listening sessions.

Don Harris is a Certified TLP Provider and Licensed Speech Language Pathologist. Contact Don Online to further discuss the many ways The Listening Programs and the TLP Specialized CDs will benefit you and your family.


TLP Specialized CD - Speech & Language Integration 

Classic 1
TLP Specialized CD - Speech & Language Integration Classic 1

The relation of the ear and language is today, undeniable. Yet it was Dr. Tomatis who discovered a simple, basic fact, just decades ago. It's known as The Tomatis Effect. The voice reproduces only what the ear hears. The Tomatis Effect is held in high regard in relation to our development of Music-Based Auditory Stimulation.

Speech and Language Integration Classic CD 1 has a very significant emphasis on the frequencies fundamental to the reception and production of spoken language by focusing stimulation of the frequency zone that covers the fundamental frequencies for many languages, especially in North America.

The Benefits You Can Expect

Speech and Language Classic CD 1 is appropriate for enhancing receptive and expressive language, sense of melody, pitch discrimination, fluency, voice modulation and control. It may be used during reading activities, quiet or aloud at a low volume. Many find this CD very helpful to listen to prior to speaking on the phone for long periods of time, before a public speaking engagement or presentation, and while writing.

It may also be used in connection with vocal exercises and may have some benefit with second language acquisition. This is a tremendous tool for voice coaches, reading and learning specialists, speech and language pathologists and those working with communication difficulties. It also proves helpful with attention, memory and concentration. Listeners may practice active listening with SL Classic 1 but may also hum, sing or explore their voice during their listening sessions.

With the emphasis of the speech and language frequency band, especially with the fundamental frequencies and lower harmonics of the strings in the right channel, and reduction of volume to the left, SL Classic 1 can be useful in reinforcing right ear laterality.

Don Harris is a Certified TLP Provider and Licensed Speech Language Pathologist. Contact Don Online to further discuss the many ways The Listening Programs and the TLP Specialized CDs will benefit you and your family.


TLP Specialized CD - High Spectrum Classic
TLP Specialized CD - High Spectrum Classic

High frequency sounds bring us in touch with our deep awareness, inner listening and creativity. Ideas and ideals that may have been suppressed may come to light, bringing clarity and increased awareness. These frequencies contain primarily overtones that provide important information about our spatial environment and deliver the meaning and intention of language and the color of music.

High frequencies wake us up and help us to experience the world. Our ears reach for them, our brain needs them for energy. The hearing part of the inner ear (the cochlea) has approximately 80% of its delicate hair cells dedicated to receive these high frequencies. High frequency sounds alert us, give us energy. They inspire and help unleash creativity.

High Spectrum Classic 1 has been created for those who want to experience the continued benefits of high frequency sounds after having completed at least one cycle of The Listening Program. These high frequency sounds are those that charge the battery to our brain, providing us with energy and vitality and enhancing our creativity and self-expression.

The Benefits You Can Expect

High Spectrum Classic 1 is recommended for use after completing at least one or two cycles of The Listening Program and for continued listening. This CD may be appropriate for enhancing creativity, internal awareness, to improve concentration and attention, to elevate mood and for improved energy.

Don Harris is a Certified TLP Provider and Licensed Speech Language Pathologist. Contact Don Online to further discuss the many ways The Listening Programs and the TLP Specialized CDs will benefit you and your family.