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Listen, what can be done about client failures?

We in the helping professions love to report our client successes.

It inspires the successful clients, the hopeful clients, our fellow helping professionals, and ourselves.

But what of client failures? No one wants to to report these. No one wants to hear about these.

Can failure be helpful?

I am remembering a young fellow (let’s call him Casey, not his real name) who came to me with a “hearing problem.” His anxious Mom brought him in because he was failing in school (Grade 3).

Casey’s hearing was perfect, so it turns out his problem wasn’t hearing, it was listening. Listening comprehension to be exact. Auditory comprehension to be more exact. This is treatable.

Casey self-described himself:

“I’m a poor listener.”

Casey felt it was a “fixed state” problem that he frustratingly had to live with, and created severe over-dependency upon his mother.

Passive listening therapy

It turns out that there are a number of protocols out there to help students who have trouble making sense out of what others are saying, even though they may have perfect hearing.

These listening protocols are relatively unknown, especially the easy passive listening therapies.

One of the possibilities is relatively inexpensive software designed for home use, such as Patricia and Rafaele Joudry’s Sound Therapy International products coming out of the original work of Dr. Alfred Tomatis. Link:

Treatment is a “piece of cake.” Put on a high quality set of earphones and listen without paying attention to the healing sounds, often embedded in music for more pleasant listening. The child or adult wearing the headphones can turn them to low volume and go about doing other things if they wish.

One university classroom in Montreal, Quebec, CANADA, had all of the students wearing the headphones during regular classes. Their mastery of subject matter and their marks went up significantly.

Another passive listening possibility

Another passive therapy choice is Advanced Brain Technologies “The Listening Program” for children and adults. One of the things they do is address issues with auditory processing, a very important brain/ear function. Their home-based programs are a tremendous help to students struggling with “hearing” issues.

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But Casey “disappeared”

I would have recommended a home-based passive listening program for Casey and it would have helped greatly. And restless Casey would not only have tolerated treatment well, he would have settled down in addition to being able to function properly in his school classroom.

But Casey never showed up again. Emails and phone messages left for his mother went unanswered.

This meant that Casey, without some form of good listening intervention, is sure to suffer endlessly in school and onward into his adult life.

Since effective passive listening programs are relatively unknown, the chances of Casey getting the help he so desperately needs are slim.

It broke my heart.

Where are you, Casey?

Doc Meek, Sherwood Park, Alberta, CANADA, May 17, 2014

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“How do you learn best?” ~ Pat Wyman,

Tuesday, August 30, 2011. Once again and always, I am grateful for Pat Wyman, of, who helps kids learn in so many great ways! ~ Doc Meek

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Today’s News:  What Kind of Learner Are You? Check out the cool New App

Check out the new app on, take the learning styles quiz and share your results with your friends, family, teachers and co-workers on Facebook, Twitter, or by email.

Why? There are lots of benefits to knowing how you learn best- read on for more…

Dear Doc,

Do you know how you learn best?  If you know for example
that you learn best by listening, you can record lectures
and other things, then play it back to learn and remember it

What if you’re a a more visual learner?  Then you think in
pictures and recall them quickly.

How about a kinesthetic, tactile learner?  Then you learn best
by doing.

There’s a new app on with a learning styles
quiz and you can share your learning styles results on facebook
with your friends.

Learning Styles Quiz App is Here



When people know how they learn best, they communicate better.
You can appreciate that your friend is a visual learner, all
neat and organized, and that you are a kinesthetic learner,
who learns more by doing and not necessarily being organized
in the same way as your visual friend.

In school:

Use your preferred learning style to recall
lectures in pictures, what you heard or how you feel about
the information.

Then on written tests, make pictures of what you read and the
pictures will help you recall the information faster.

Share your results with your teachers too – then they can

help you learn faster by using your preferred learning style.

At work:

Want to communicate bettter -use the new app and take the
learning styles quiz, then have your office share their results

You’ll all appreciate each other’s learning style more and
understand better ways to communicate.

Check out the new app here and share your results on Facebook,
Twitter, or by email.

Learning Styles Quiz App

Enjoy and have fun with the new app.

Pat Wyman
The Center for New Discoveries in Learning, Inc., 4535 W. Sahara Ave., Suite 200, Las Vegas, NV 89102

Thank you Pat Wyman! You’re a true friend to students and their parents!

Doc Meek, Tues, Aug 30, 2011, Sherwood Park, Alberta, CANADA

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