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About Our Program

Our program of sound stimulation (modified music and voice) “starts the ball rolling” in the brain - allowing development of the listening function to take shape. Improved listening has a positive impact on self-regulation, focus, learning, social adjustment and quality of life.

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We Use Sound Stimulation to Improve:

  • AUDITORY PROCESSING DISORDER (APD)
  • GLOBAL DEVELOPMENTAL DELAY
  • LEARNING DISABILITY (DYSLEXIA)
  • SENSORY PROCESSING DISORDER
  • ADD & ADHD
  • VOICE QUALITY (SPEECH & SINGING)
  • AUTISTIC SPECTRUM DISORDER (ASD) 
  • SECOND LANGUAGE ACQUISITION




    Difficulty with listening is a common factor in all these issues.
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    Video: The Child That You Do Have

    Watch the Child You Do Have Video. A full-length documentary of Autism featuring the work of Paul Madaule at The Listening Centre in Toronto. Produced by Helga-Liz Haberfellner, this documentary was first broadcasted on the Discovery Channel in 1994.

    The Brain's Way of Healing (2016)

    The CBC Television Program The Nature of Things presented a documentary film on Norman Doidge’s book, The Brain’s Way of Healing with a segment on our work at The Listening Centre which is only available to watch within Canada at:

    View this documentary on the CBC website

    " my son's self confidence and his ability to self regulate has improved... he is doing better at school, socially and also at sports.  He is calmer, happier and more receptive to learning. He now takes risks that he would not have before and enjoys them... "

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    Meet our Founder and Director, Paul Madaule

    Paul was a French 18-year-old who struggled with reading and writing and had dropped out of school before receiving help from Dr. Alfred Tomatis and his sound stimulation program. Ten years later, he was fluent in 3 languages and had already worked in 3 continents when he arrived in Toronto to start The Listening Centre, bringing to others the remarkable changes he had experienced himself!

    For 40 years at The Listening Centre, Paul and his team have helped thousands of children and adults to substantially improve their quality of life through better listening ,learning and social skills.

    Read about Paul’s journey and the listening work in his book When Listening Comes Alive , filled with anecdotes, practical tips and exercises.

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