Auditory Stimulation Training
Is your child having difficulty reading and comprehending homework and textbooks in school? As a parent you might have spent nights researching on understanding this learning struggle and you might have come across studies associating auditory processing skills and reading.
In most cases, traditional ways of teaching in schools fail to detect and address auditory processing disorders (APD) which affects about 5% of school-aged children and still, no medication nor conventional methods has produced any promising treatments. At present, the importance of auditory processing in socializing, reading, oral and written communication is still being carefully studied by researchers all over the globe.
Sound therapies have been identified as one of the most plausible answers for learners with specific language impairments. This intervention has been the widely known to improve memory capacity, reading skills, speech processing and increase phonemic discrimination. Peripheral effects such as improvements in handwriting, posture, sleep habits, communication, social skills, confidence, calmness and math are just a few of the positive changes observed.
Therapeutic Learning Center seeks to permanently address and help children with APD by creating an effective stimulation training which helps students to develop active listening and spelling skills, enhance memory and discernment on different sounds and understanding speech in noisy environments.
Sound therapy, TLP, ILS & Intime Auditory Training
Sound therapies have been identified as one of the most plausible answers for learners with specific language difficulties. Advance brain training programs are carefully designed by our specialists to improve symptoms of abnormal sound sensitivity, behavioral disorders including autism spectral disorders and auditory processing problems through music-based intervention offered in our Sound Therapy, The Listening Program (TLP), Integrated Listening System (ILS) and Intime Auditory Training. These neuro-acoustic techniques are modified as constructive stimulations to improve a child’s ability to communicate, learn, and process information.
Sound Therapy and ILS are basically sound stimulation methods accomplished through the use of specially modified classical music and nature sounds that stimulate the auditory system to take in a full spectrum of sound. It focuses on enhancing the ear and auditory pathways for increased learning, attention, communication, listening, sensory integration, and physical coordination.
For Sound Therapy, a student will do up to 30 minutes of listening at home 7 days a week as part of his/her home listening protocol.
For ILS, listening will be done 80 minutes three times a week at the Learning Center OR The student will do approximately 60 minutes of listening at home 5 days a week.
Both programs are very prescriptive, thereby requiring weekly consultation in therapy sessions or by phone.
InTime Listening Program is a rhythm and frequency-based sound stimulation method which is accomplished through the use of specially modified percussion-based music that increases internal timing and organization and stimulates the auditory system to take in a full spectrum of sound. It is beneficial for those who want to improve learning, regulation, attention, communication, listening, sensory integration, and physical coordination.
Depending on the learner’s need, the student will do approximately 18 – 36 minutes of listening activities at home 5 days a week. Weekly consultation in therapy sessions or by phone must also be done as part of the program.
The Listening Program (TLP) is a structured neuroscience-based stimulation auditory training method which improves auditory perception and promotes active listening. This program offers sound processing techniques and specially engineered music that is beneficial to those with poor comprehension, speech delays, sound sensitivities, hearing loss and other auditory processing difficulties. TLP is an effective technique to remediate identified auditory developmental concerns exhibited by symptoms such as lack of focus, attention, hypersensitivity to sound, poor reception and communication skills. It is designed to stimulate and exercise listening capacity which enables the brain to successfully receive, process, store and utilize auditory information. TLP is designed to provide therapeutic intervention that improves auditory processing in an enjoyable, less stressful and effective manner.
Depending on the need, a student will do approximately 15 minutes of listening twice a day at home 5 days a week and requires weekly consultation in therapy sessions or by phone.
Whatever your goals are for your child, our neuroscience-based sound techniques are the perfect solution that you are seeking.
Attentions and Executive Function Skills Training
Executive function is a mental processing skill that enables one to plan, organize, multitask, focus and manage emotions. These self-regulation and management skills are used every day in learning, working and handling emotions, therefore crucial to education and development. These are also vital in enabling positive behavior, time management and good decision making.
Some children do not develop attention and executive function skills to the same degree as others and unfortunately, these mental skills are not typically addressed in a traditional school setting. Students with core deficit in executive function tend to suffer with poor academic performance, lack of control on impulsive behavior and hyperactivity. Other symptoms include difficulty in being attentive, organized, in completing tasks and following directions. These problems may lead to long term negative outcomes which may greatly affect a student’s life—and this could be your child.
In addressing issues brought by deficiency in attention and executive function skills, we carefully deal with the three important components: Inhibition, Working Memory and Cognitive Flexibility. Inhibition is the ability to control impulsive responses and regulate emotions. Working Memory is the capability of the brain to process and store information which is vital in a student’s reading fluency and comprehension while Cognitive Flexibility is the ability to change perspectives or the way we see things and think about a problem.
Here at Therapeutic Learning Center, we offer the most efficient and appropriate training to develop attention and executive function skills, improve symptoms of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and other attention challenges. Few of the efficient interventions according to research include computer-based training, specially designed games, physical activities and techniques that improve mindfulness and character development. With the combination of our strategic guidance, competent specialists and effective techniques, learners will be able to effectively manage themselves in order to be equipped in facing school and life challenges.
AMPS (Attention, Memory, and Processing Skills) Cognitive Training Program
AMPS is a processing and cognitive skills enhancement program designed to improve mental processing speed, visual and auditory memory, problem solving, logic, reasoning skills and working memory. This training program is based and has been proven effective from studies on behavioral optometry and cognitive neuroscience.
The academic performance of learners greatly depends on the efficiency of their cognitive skills; therefore, its development is crucial in learning. AMPS is a strategic approach that trains the brain to work faster and more efficiently. It is recommended for students diagnosed with dyslexia, attention disorders, reading problems, ineffective visual and auditory processing skill, poor working memory and slow processing disorders. It has been also proven beneficial in achieving healthy and flexible cerebral functions for adults such as the senior citizen population and also those with brain injuries.
AMPS is one of our most effective programs for attention challenges. This program provides a structured, goal-oriented process that focuses on providing activities to help the brain absorb, process and store information. It basically works by establishing stronger neurological connection which makes thinking and learning both faster and easier. We ensure at Therapeutic Learning Center that your child gets to experience improvement and brain growth through our 46 different procedures which provide interest and variety while reinforcing new skills to our students.
How does it work?
- To ensure improvement throughout the intervention, therapies are done on a one-to-one basis.
- Our team of experts developed activities and drills to advance skills for learning just like how practice enhances skills in sports. TLC utilizes fun yet challenging non-academic activities to build more efficient mental tools for thinking and learning.
- Frequency of instruction is the most critical factor in the development process. In order to establish connections in a child’s neuro-pathways, it is recommended to spend 4-6 hours per week in a 30-60 minutes session.
Reflex Integration with Cold Laser
Reflexes are primitive developmental building blocks that form in early infancy and are vital to survival. These natural muscle reactions are automatic responses to stimulation which are essential for the maturation of motor skills, behavior and cognition. Some of the primitive reflexes identified are Sucking Reflex, Stepping Reflex and Startle Reflex, these are normal activities for infants but are considered abnormal in other age groups. As the neuro connections are established through repetition, the brain of an infant develops and eventually these reflexes integrate or go dormant.
When reflexes are correctly integrated, a child learns and develops normally. However, this essential process is sometimes delayed or disrupted which could greatly affect the cognitive, physical and behavioral aspect of a person. Several factors causing this developmental delay according to research are diet, lack of physical activity, aging, brain trauma, genetics, stress during pregnancy and environmental toxins. Symptoms of retained reflexes as observed in adults are learning difficulty, poor focus, anxiety, chronic pain and poor memory, thus affecting academic and social performance.
Thanks to the latest advancements in medical research, the innovation of Reflex Integration with Cold Laser has been developed to resolve developmental problems associated with non-integrated primitive reflexes. This state-of-the-art treatment combines low level laser therapy on acupuncture points, sound frequencies and light to integrate fundamental reflex pattern which greatly improves emotional stability, behavior, cognition and movement.
Therapeutic Learning center offers this latest low level laser protocol that has been established to address retained reflexes and has been found successful in addressing what have previously been difficult to treat with traditional medicine such as behavioral and physical challenges such as stroke, autism, Parkinson’s disease and even learning disabilities. We guarantee safe, painless, non-invasive and side-effect free procedure. At TLC, we ensure that we are providing holistic and efficient treatments for your child’s recovery.
Discover Reading and Math
Therapeutic Learning Center is excited to offer a comprehensive curriculum on Reading and Mathematics that would help students develop a deeper understanding of the mathematical concepts, problem solving, vocabulary and reading contexts. We aim to take the struggle and confusion out of math, increase writing, spelling and comprehension skills and improve underlying learning/ processing skills. We provide resources and strategic academic programs to support a learner’s continued learning through the following:
- Working one-on-one to address the individual needs of students
- Utilizing effective, research and evidence-based multisensory methods to permanently eliminate academic challenges
- Matching and combining programming options to meet every learner’s specific needs
- Enhancing attention, memory and other critical processing skills while dealing with the development of academic skills
Discover Reading is an intensive reading and spelling program that aims to enhance “phonemic awareness” or the ability to identify and manipulate individual sounds as a basic foundation of reading. Strategic visualization approach for spelling, vocabulary improvement, sight word development and comprehension are integrated in the program as a building block for the context of reading and writing.
On the other hand, Discover Math is a comprehensive program that provides an avenue to teach math concepts, processes and operation and at the same time develop logic, reasoning skills, language expression and comprehension. Our approach to the concepts is done through verbal discussions, mental imagery, concrete experiences and manipulatives which could bring deeper understanding to the principles. Once a concept is fully understood, repetition and reinforcement are used to allow students to apply what they have previously learned. We focus on bringing understanding how numbers work rather than emphasis on drilling math facts so that students can successfully figure out any part of math.