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Listening Clarity, Inc.
Len Young, PhD
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Listening Checklist

Listening and hearing are different. Hearing is the passive reception of sound. Listening is the active participation in what you hear. You can have good hearing at the same time that you have poor listening.

Listening is invisible. The only way to get at it is indirectly – through skills that are related to it in one way or another. Use this Listening Checklist* to evaluate your own or your child’s listening skills. There is no score; simply check as many boxes as you feel apply.

Download a pdf version of this checklist.

Listening, Language & Learning:

oversensitivity to certain sounds
misinterpretation of questions, requests
frequent need for repetition
flat and monotonous voice
dislike of own voice
poor reading comprehension
confusion or reversal of letters
poor reading aloud
poor spelling
hesitant speech, weak vocabulary
short attention span
lack of creativity
low motivation
hard time with structure
difficulty planning and organizing

Energy Levels:

tiredness at the end of the day
habit of procrastinating
tendency toward depression
feeling overburdened with everyday tasks
easily frustrated
poor self-confidence
tendency to withdraw or avoid others

Motor Skills & Music:

fidgety behavior
inability to sing in tune
clumsy, uncoordinated movements
poor sense of rhythm
poor sense of timing
poor posture
messy handwriting
poor athletic skills

Foreign Language:

difficulty learning vocabulary
unable to attune to the sounds, rhythms,
         & intonations of the language

If you checked one or more boxes, contact us to learn how listening can be changed quickly and with lasting impact through the Tomatis® Method.


*Originally sourced from and used with permission of Paul Madaule & The Listening Centre, Inc.