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The Listening Program


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Joined: Apr 08, 2009
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Posted Apr 08, 2009 at 1:41:35 PM
Subject: The Listening Program

I have a 9 year old daughter with Sensory Integration Disorder, S/L processing problems and we just dicovered the auditory processing problems. We have done OT for the SIDS and just started S/L therapy. Our therapist suggested the TLP. Has anyone had any experience with this? It is $2500 (ouch!), so I would like to hear from anyone who has tried this and if you thought it was beneficial. Any info would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Tess

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scifinut
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Posted:Apr 09, 2009 8:28:26 AM

Yes, we used it when my daughter was that age. It was definitely beneficial. Her auditory processing improved quite a bit and she no longer needed an FM system in the classroom after going through the program.

scifinut mom to: ms 16, bp/adhd/anxiety/complex ld mr. 20, add/dyslexic I hear and I forget I see and I remember I do and I understand. -Anonymous

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Angela in CA
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Posted:Apr 17, 2009 2:37:56 PM

We us TLP in our public school run special education program. I feel it does help students be more successful in auditory programs like Fast ForWord and phonemic awareness skills for reading (we use LiPS). Check to see if your public school district provides it. It will save you $$. Good luck.

Angela

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hpy2lrn
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Posted:Apr 18, 2009 11:53:42 AM

Thanks for the replies. My daughter only processes thru one ear. Her reading is actually going okay but she can't understand conversations when she is in a room with more than I person talking. She plays with only one friend at a time and always stays to the back of a group. She says she wishes she could understand her friends. Do you think TLP would help with this? Anyone else experiencing any of this? The school does not provide TLP.

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scifinut
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Posted:Apr 19, 2009 10:41:40 AM

Yes, TLP would help with this. It helps to balance the auditory system and that sounds like what she needs.

scifinut mom to: ms 16, bp/adhd/anxiety/complex ld mr. 20, add/dyslexic I hear and I forget I see and I remember I do and I understand. -Anonymous

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hpy2lrn
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Posted:Apr 19, 2009 11:23:11 AM

Some people are saying TLP is about $500. I think this is without the headphones that vibrate. Are these important? Her therapist says they are and the therapist cost is $1000. Can it be done without the therapy and is it as effective? Has anyone tried it w/o the therapist?

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scifinut
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Posted:Apr 20, 2009 8:53:41 AM

We did it without any "vibrating" headphones. You just need a high quality set that cover the ears. The only thing we did with the therapist was to send in tracking information. All else was done at home. I think we paid about $450 for the program and another $80 - 90 for the headphones. (That was also 7 years ago.)

scifinut mom to: ms 16, bp/adhd/anxiety/complex ld mr. 20, add/dyslexic I hear and I forget I see and I remember I do and I understand. -Anonymous

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