sound listening corporation
the sound listening corporation was founded by two experts in the field of sound training and listening skills development. billie m. thompson, ph.d. and kirk d. thompson, ph.d. are both leaders in the field of auditory training and between them have written several books on the subject. both have worked as the heads of their own companies, as well as editors and consultants for ear training facilities and publications. between them they have over fifty years' experience in the field of auditory training.
the thompsons worked together to develop the enlisten software system, and patented the pc to earphone adaptor for laterality control. this device, when used in conjunction with bone and air conduction head sets, facilitates much greater control over the functionality of the system developed by the sound listening corporation. the system itself is extremely powerful, while at the same time exceedingly simple. it is easy enough for any educator, trainer or parent to use, and the many licensing options make it just as cost effective for large practices and single homes.
billie thompson founded the sound listening corporation with the aim of providing parents, occupational therapists, educators, trainers and anyone else with an easy to use ear training system. this was in response to growing awareness of the importance of listening skills in a child's development. research has shown that poor listening skills can be a direct cause of poor attention span, academic under-performance, social inability and many other developmental problems. these can easily be corrected or at least dramatically improved with the use of a good ear training program.
the enlisten system developed by the sound listening corporation is extremely successful as it can be implemented on any home computer, or even an ipod! the use of the stereo bone and air conduction head set is recommended, but not necessary. purchasing a single license allows the user to install the software on any one computer and begin listening training immediately. because the software is so easy to use, you can start with it almost from the day you purchase.
for those interested in using the enlisten system to grow their own occupational therapy practice, the sound listening corporation offers professional training courses. to participate in these courses you must have a minimum of a bachelor's degree and three years of experience in the field. once you have passed level two of the program you will be proficient enough to program your own modules for the enlisten software, enabling you to customize your lessons to your patients' needs.
if you are looking for a cost effective and highly successful listening training system, the enlisten system is perfect for you. this software can be used to boost your child's academic and social performance, or improve the performance of all of your patients. correct listening training is the key to building a solid foundation from which to correct difficult learning problems or long standing disabilities.