The Listening Program

TLP is a unique auditory intervention program that combines decades of clinical research in areas such as neurology, auditory processing, physiology, psychoacoustics and music theory, and builds on the work of respected leaders such as Alfred A. Tomatis, M.D., who helped identify the relationship between sound frequencies and their effect on functions of the mind and body.

Teacher in Classroom with Students

TLP uses "psychoacoustically modified classical music," carefully designed and produced exclusively for The Listening Program. The recordings are created using live musicians, and the compositions are arranged to take advantage of different frequencies, tempo, and other factors to stimulate different parts of the brain and different functions in the auditory processing system. This enables the brain to better receive, process, store and utilize the information presented to it through the varied sounds we encounter every day - in language, music, and the environment.

TLP's clinically proven approach gently trains the auditory system to accurately process sound.

When auditory perception is distorted-whether through illness, injury, developmental or other challenges-auditory processing problems can lead to academic, emotional, cognitive and social challenges, including problems with the following:

  • Attention and concentration
  • Listening
  • Speech and language
  • Memory
  • Communication
  • Social skills
  • Reading
  • Sensory integration
  • Self regulation
  • Physical balance and coordination
  • Vocal performance and musical ability

Whether you are interested in improving brain health for longevity, expanding your own abilities or helping someone you care about, TLP can make a significant difference.

An Auditory Intervention program is most effective when used in conjunction with therapy (i.e. Speech and/or Occupational Therapy) or programs currently in place. It is not recommended as a replacement for other therapies or medications that have been prescribed by a doctor.

The Alcott Center is a TLP Certified Provider - Bone Conduction. This is the highest certification level for The Listening Program.

Meet the Founders

Lynn Carahaly, M.A., CCC-SLP and Vince Carahaly, B.S., are the professionals at The Alcott Center, headquartered in Richland, Michigan. Specific information regarding The Alcott Center and programming considerations are located throughout this website. Please send all inquiries to the address/email provided. Learn More

The Alcott Center Professionals