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Setting Up the Auditory System to Process Sounds








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September 4, 2014
Hi Everyone

If you recall from last newsletter, this is the month where we are releasing the first information ever about Brain Advancement Coaches. Have you ever thought about helping people and improving their brain function while at the same time helping your own brain and even giving yourself a new opportunity for a career. If so click here to find out more information about the Brain Advancement Team. 

Brain Advancement Team


If you have not looked at our new website about Brain Advancement Coaches, please check it out. We have added a lot of new information with more to come. Take a look periodically to see what is new. 


We will have an open webinar for all who are interested. If this peaks your interest in the slightest bit, please join any of our meetings.


Join Our Introduction Meeting to find out more about the Brain Advancement Team. We will answer the following questions. 


1. If this is for you

2. How Much Does it Cost

3. How Do I Get Trained

4. How Do I Get Students

5. How much Will I earn from My Students

6. How Do I Train My Students


We will have these meetings on the following dates. 

Thursday September 4th @ 8pm EST

Tuesday September 9th @ 7pm EST

Friday September 19th @ 9am EST

Wednesday September 24 @ 7pm EST


Either dial-in or use your computer.

September 4th Access


Dial-in Number: (872) 240-3312

Access Code: 442-153-069


September 9th Access


Dial-in Number: (312) 757-3111

Access Code: 721-263-213


September 19th Access


Dial-in Number: (630) 869-1013

Access Code: 497-253-973



September 24th Access


Dial-in Number: (646) 749-3112

Access Code: 359-192-677


If these times do not work for you, our YouTube page now has a video of the Brain Advancement Team Introduction as well as a Lesson Sample. Get involved and see what the training is all about.


For all professionals:

Purchase Maintaining Brains Everyday DVD - the 10 pack- and save! Each is normally $34.95, get 10 for just $210! Save 40%! You can then give them to your students or clients as part of their homework, or resell them for the normal retail price and make $14 per DVD! This is a marvelous way to get carry-over from your students and clients, making the work you do more effective!

The best Moro reflex integration exercise
The best Moro reflex integration exercise
Go to our Youtube Channel to see the best Moro Reflex integration exercise. These exercises are all in Maintaining Brains Everyday and work well with Growing Brains



Setting Up the Auditory System to Process Sounds


From "The Roadmap From Reading Failure to Success" by Kathy Johnson, Pyramid of Potential

To be published December, 2014



Once the brain is set up to process sounds through the integration of the primitive reflexes, it is much more likely that therapy designed to stimulate the auditory system will work more effectively, efficiently, and last long-term. I have seen clients whose therapy did not stick more than 6 months when the primitive reflex work was not done first.


There are several therapies currently that stimulate the auditory system. Some are done in a clinical setting, some are done at school or at home, and some are done on-line. Although there are some differences, and some may have better results than others, the best one for you is the one that is accessible and affordable.


The following are listening therapies, in alphabetic order:


Auditory Integration Therapy

Interactive Listening Systems

International Sound Synergy

The Listening Program

Therapeutic Listening



This may not be inclusive, as new therapies are developed all of the time.


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Kathy Johnson, MS Ed

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Pyramid of Potential
245 Washington St #3369
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

Where's Kathy?

It is now time to set up your professional development at your school - Kathy is available for many dates this Fall! Call now to secure YOUR date!


Below are the upcoming workshops that Kathy Johnson is giving. If she is not coming to your area, why not hire her for your next professional development?


  Kathy Johnson Photo 2010


Dyslexia, Dyscalculia & Dysgraphia: An Integrated Approach 
Monday, September 15, 2014 in ELLICOTT CITY, MD 
Early Registration: $189.99
** Early Registration Prices Available Until 8/26/2014 **   


Dyslexia, Dyscalculia & Dysgraphia: An Integrated Approach

Tuesday, September 16, 2014 in 


Early Registration: $189.99
** Early Registration Prices Available Until 8/26/2014 **  


Dyslexia, Dyscalculia & Dysgraphia: An Integrated Approach

 Wednesday, September 17, 2014 in 


Early Registration: $189.99
** Early Registration Prices Available Until 8/26/2014 **  


Dyslexia, Dyscalculia & Dysgraphia: An Integrated Approach

Buffalo, Rochester and Syracuse NY, December 10, 11, 12

If you aren't near any of these on-site professional development conferences, consider the following:


Dyslexia, Dyscalculia & Dysgraphia: An Integrated Approach   Price: $169.99  Author: Kathy Johnson, MS Ed.  Format: DVD



Did You Know?

Auditory System: Pathways and Reflexes


Connections in the Central Auditory System


Cochlear Nucleus, Superior Olive, Lateral Lemniscus, Inferior Colliculus, Medical Geniculate, Superior Temporal Gyrus


Connections in the central auditory system are complex, but a simple summary is that information proceeds from the Organ of Corti to spiral ganglion cells and the VIIIth nerve afferents in the ear, to the cochlear nuclei, many crossing in the trapezoid body to the superior olive in the brain stem. Then all ascending fibers stop in the inferior colliculus in the midbrain and the medial geniculate body in the thalamus, before reaching the cortex in the superior temporal gyrus. All auditory afferents synapse in the cochlear nuclei and in the thalamus. Beyond that simplification, second order fibers from the cochlear nuclei proceed rostrally in several different pathways. Afferents are generally distributed bilaterally so unilateral damage at any level does not usually result in deafness in either ear. 

To read the full article, which also has different animated pictures of the paths for the auditory system and a short quiz, click this link.




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