Therapeutic Listening Program
Therapeutic Listening is an evidence-based auditory intervention that uses the organized sound patterns found in music as a "tool" to impact all levels of the nervous system. Therapeutic Listening supports children who experience Sensory Integration Dysfunction and/or challenges with listening, attention, and communication.
The emphasis of Therapeutic Listening is on blending sound intervention with vestibulo-proprioceptive exercises, breath activities, and core development to ground and center the child's body and mind in space and time. The Therapeutic Listening Program uses numerous CDs that vary in musical style, level of complexity, and types of filtering.
The music helps the child to feel more organized because it teaches the body to know what calm feels like. Being in a regulated state on a frequent basis will train their body to stay in this calm state. It is the hope that the child will eventually know how to enter into a calm state of mind and organization by themselves.