ABC Foundations provides Auditory Processing Remediation through the use of a Listening Fitness program (LiFT). Children benefit from better learning, language, communication and motor skills. This Program also improves reading, attention span, balance and coordination, speech and social skills.
Listening is not just the ability to pick up sounds around us. The human ear controls our balance, body movement and eye movement. Eye movement is essential to reading and writing. The way we hear also affects the way we speak, thus listening is connected to reading and writing, to balance, body movement, speech and articulation.
Since most children who have Neuro-Developmental Delay also show auditory delay, we chose the Listening Fitness Program because it is based on the developmental progress of the auditory system. This allows changes to be incorporated into the overall development of the central nervous system thereby resulting in stability.
During the listening program, some children begin to stabilize within their vestibular system, and are less prone to hyperactivity; some are less overloaded with sound input, some are better able to discriminate between sounds and so reading and spelling improve. Some kids need to settle ear dominance to the right ear, once this has occurred, overall laterality begins to stabilize.
Speech tells us how a person listens, and so as the LiFT feedback system is introduced and the children incorporate their own voices through the microphone, tone of voice changes, pitch changes, volume changes, and articulation changes and vocabulary improvements can be observed. As a result, communication skills, oral reading and vocabulary usage improve. Some children become happier, calmer and more confident.
When the Listening Fitness Program is introduced at a certain phase in the Neuro-Developmental remediation program, success is achieved. It is the only Listening program I use because I believe the developmental progression of the program is vital, along with the feedback system implemented through use of the microphone.
Some Symptoms of Auditory Problems include: