We start responding to sound at 20 weeks gestation and during the first eight years we are more dependent on auditory rather than visual input. After this, we become increasingly dependent on visual inputs, however, well-tuned listening is an essential component of personal development. Retraining the way you listen can stimulate your brain to build “missing” connections to allow you to more easily complete the activities you undertake in your life. By improving the way you process sound can also improve your capacity to communicate and express your thoughts fluidly as well as improving voice quality and public speaking.
The Integrated Listening System is a method of sensory stimulation designed to improve learning and attention difficulties by increasing memory, focus and communication, creativity, speech and language and social behaviour. Because it incorporates balance, movement and vision, programs build capacity to better cope with the average work place or classroom by improving integration of multiple sensory inputs and improving the ability to filter out background noise.
Integrated sound therapy has helped adults fight depression, learn foreign languages faster, develop better communication skills, and improve creativity and on-the-job performance, facilitated psychological gains: improved self-confidence, elevated levels of energy and motivation, enhanced clarity of mind and a sense of well-being.
The programming of the musical devices and the format of the listening sessions are designed based on the needs of the client. Areas of application include personal development and wellbeing, learning difficulties, language disorders, attention disorders, affective and emotional disorders, psychomotor difficulties, hand-eye coordination, fine and gross motor, spatial awareness, pervasive development disorders, improvement of the voice and musicality, and preparation for childbirth.
Research in the areas of auditory processing, attention, literacy, learning and behavioural problems have demonstrated encouraging positive results – www.listen4life.com