Monday, April 26, 2010

The Listening Program

Our son has just started week 4 of The Listening Program (TLP). The entire program will take 20 weeks to complete and involves listening to 15 minutes of music using special headphones twice a day, 5 days a week. So far it's a bit of a challenge keeping the headphones on him for each listening session, but a walk in his stroller or some time in his swing usually does the trick.

We noticed that some of his undesired behaviors seemed to increase the first couple of weeks, and are now decreasing as the program progresses. The OT that suggested this program for our son equated it to cleaning out a messy closet - if your brain were a closet :) Hopefully his "closet" is in the process of becoming better organized.