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Anonymous
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Posted:Apr 09, 2002 9:00:27 AM

Janis,

There is no way to know for sure whether TLP improved small motor skills. We have a sample of one!! I do know that we had hit the wall with a number of tasks and that after TLP there was a big leap. It was quite dramatic from before we started TLP to eight weeks later when we finished. I also know that the change wasn't as comprehensive as the therapist had hoped---so maybe the sound sensitivity is in that category.

Beth

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Posted:Apr 09, 2002 9:11:21 AM

I really didn't find doing TLP that difficult. Here is what we did, in hopes it might help.

I kept the CD player, the current CD, and the schedule on my son's dresser. I put the earphones on him when he was still in bed--five or 10 minutes before he would normally get up. Each track is 20 minutes. You need to watch the time or they will keep listening to it, at least some of the time. In the evening we started out doing the CD just before bed. Over time though, I found that it worked better for him to get completely ready for bed, listen to the tape, and then have his bedtime story. He often would draw or work on a puzzle then. It became important to do it a little earlier when we got about 1/3 of the way through the program and he started complaining that it was bothering his ears. Not being too tired really made a difference.

Sometimes we did it earlier than before bed. We went to Disney when we were in the middle of doing the program. I had him listen to it in the car coming home because I knew he would be way too tired just before bed. Sure enough he was sound asleep and waking him up to listen to the CD would not have been a pretty picture!!!

I actually liked doing the program. I like therapy that I can walk out of the room!
Beth

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Posted:Apr 12, 2002 2:47:35 AM

Sally,
I don't know if this would help. You mentioned your son "tunes out" of books on tape. But something I always did with my daughter (non-LD) and something I'm insisting my son (LD) do is listen to books on tape every evening after reading, and as they are falling asleep.

The way I choose the "books" is for my son (he's 7) he gets shorter, simpler ones. I prefer old classics like "Cricket in Times Square," Folk Tales from various cultures, Greek mythologies, etc... I play the same story every night for about a week or two.

Although he doesn't get as much out of this as my daughter (yet!), I do believe it is helping with his listening, comprehension, vocabulary, auditory memory, etc...

For my daugher books on tape have done amazing things. She has always listened to stories above grade level and has an awesome vocabulary, auditory memory, etc... Now, she may have turned out this way even without books on tape. But I can't help but think that years and years of good literature and history listened to nightly has helped at least a little. (Also, there's nothing neater than a 10-year-old who can explain Greek mythology better than most college literature majors!)

This is just a thought and something you may consider trying until you can get started on LP or maybe after you've finished it. Particularly since it's easy, inexpensive and it makes a nice bedtime ritual.

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Posted:Apr 08, 2009 1:29:45 PM

My 9 year old daughter has Sensory Integration Disorder, has S/L processing problems and we just discovered the auditory processing problems. We have only done OT for the SIDS and are now in S/L therapy. Our therapist has reccommended TLP. It makes sense to me but I would love to hear more from people that have gone through it. It would be hard for us to afford at $2500. Is that a normal price? I would do it if I was sure of the results, but I know you can never be sure! Any opinions or info would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

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emmsmama
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Posted:Jan 07, 2011 3:48:35 PM

I just found this forum doing a search for reviews on TLP. My dd has some attention and auditory processing issues. I'm interested in hearing any reviews people have about TLP so I'll be watching this thread :)

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