About Listening

What Is Listening Training?

The listening function is the first modality to develop in utero, forming primary connections with the developing brain. It provides the neurophysiological foundation for communication and learning by integrating and relaying sensory information from within and outside our bodies. The listening function is the active skill that helps children make sense of their inner and outer worlds. When functioning properly, it allows the child to be present and attend to the information they need and leave out the unnecessary or unwelcome “noise”. The listening function helps the child sort and organize this information into meaningful messages. When automatic and effortless, it is an essential component in the child’s spontaneous engagement and motivation.

People who experience improved listening comment on feeling, or their parents observe their children as being, more:

  • “in tune”
  • “calmer”
  • “happier”
  • “in touch”
  • “in sync”
  • “grounded”
  • “together”
  • “present”, “in the here and now”
  • “on top of things”
  • “clear minded”
  • “refreshed and energized”

Children We Help

Reading & Learning

Dyslexia and other Auditory-Language Learning Disabilities (Reading/Writing/Math)

Slow Processing

Phonological Awareness

Non-Verbal Learning Disabilities (NLD)

Gross Fine Motor Function & Coordination

Auditory Processing, Attention Span & Focus

Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADD and ADHD)


Central Auditory Processing Dysfunction (CAPD)

Organization & Sequencing

Speech & Language

Volume Control of the Voice (either speaking too loud or mumbled)

Speech Flow Regulation (hesitant speech, stammering)

Articulation and Intelligibility (Apraxia)

Vocal Expression (monotone voice)

Vocabulary (limited or repetitious)

Sentence Structure (poorly constructed or stereotyped)

Sensory Processing, Communication & Socialization

Sensory Processing Disorder

Sensory Integration Dysfunctions

Behaviour Regulation

Mild & Moderate Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD), Asperger

Other Developmental Issues

Developmental Coordination Disorder (Dyspraxia)

Cerebral Palsy (CP)

Down Syndrome & other genetic disorders

Global Developmental Delay


Muscle tone

Premature birth

Adults We Help

Ghost of a Childhood

Struggling adult student

Never-ending ADHD

'Old’ learning disabilities

Chronic underachiever

Nagging feeling of social inadequacy

Performing Artists – Singers / Musicians

Musician, Singers and Actors

Tone quality and range in singing

Voice production (enunciation, articulation)

Perception and application of rhythm

Posture and breathing

Musical appreciation

Fine-tuning instrument playing

Decoding/reading musical scores

Stage fright

Second Language Acquisition

English as a second language

Ease and spontaneity in conversing in a new language

Skill Enhancement / Professional Development

Re-entering the work force and job transitions

Corporate applications

Management and organizational skills

Interpersonal skills

Well Being

The feeling of ‘running on empty’

Addressing the 'void within’

Stress Management

Self awareness and personal development

Expectant mothers


Concussions & Traumatic Brain Injuries

Hypersensitivity to sound and movement

Intolerance to noisy/busy surroundings

Balance and Nausea



Attention Span

Brain Fog

Who is not a Candidate for the Listening Training program

The suitability of the Listening Training program is determined on a case-to-case basis prior or during the Initial Assessment. However, there are situations when the program is not recommended:

Ear-related problems such as:

Personality Disorders such as:


Major Depressive Disorder/Clinical Depression (as a primary concern)

Bipolar and related Disorders

Obsessive Compulsive and related Disorders

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (as a primary concern)

Substance-related and Addictive Disorders

Primarily Neurological disorders such as:

Degenerative Disorders such as:

Speech Disorders such as:

Physical Disabilities (with exception of mild Cerebral Palsy)