Therapeutic Listening Program
What is Therapeutic Listening?
Therapeutic Listening is an evidence-based auditory intervention intended to support individuals who experience challenges with sensory processing dysfunction, listening, attention, and communication.
Since the auditory system has connections to many parts of the brain, sound is a powerful way to access the nervous system and affect changes at all levels. The music in Therapeutic Listening albums gives the listener unique and precisely controlled sensory information. The music is electronically modified to highlight the parts of the sound spectrum that naturally trigger attention and activate body movement. In addition to the electronic modifications, Therapeutic Listening capitalizes on the organized rhythmical sound patterns inherent in music to trigger the self-organizing capacities of the nervous system.
Clients listen to specifically recorded and enhanced music via headphones as a part of an in-clinic and/or home therapy program. Therapeutic Listening is implemented as part of a home program designed by a trained therapist to suit the unique needs of each client. There are five different series of music, with over 45 album selections, from which therapists can choose to develop a custom therapy program to suit the individual needs of each client.
Children who have issues at Schools such as Behavior/Social or Academic and often have complaints from the Teachers are easily managed by this program. Children, who are constantly kicked out from the School due to his BEHAVIOURAL reasons, are responding positively by this program which changes their School life.
Children who are always want to be ALONE or NO FRIENDS or BULLYED by their peers get benefited by this program and develops their CONFIDENCE and SELF-ESTEEM.
Children who have HANDWRITING problems demonstrate GOOD HANDWRITING after completing this program.
Practitioners and Parents commonly report seeing improvements in:
• sensory modulation
• posture and movement
• improved social interactions
• increased engagement in the world
...all leading to gains in day to day function and communication
Results to Expect with Therapeutic Listening
Thousands of practitioners worldwide are trained in and use Therapeutic Listening within a sensory integration context to improve the lives of numerous individuals. It was April 2012 that this program was First introduced in India that too in Chennai.
Therapists and Parents frequently report a broad array of changes in the clinic, home, and community environments. Commonly reported changes include:
Outcome of Therapeutic Listening Program
• 4/5 children with auditory hypersensitivity had improved tolerance of noise
• 8/10 children respond to commands immediately
• 6/10 children who had no speech initiating speech
• 4/4 children who had tantrums on a regular basis showed a marked decrease
• 5/6 children with very high energy were calmer
• 4/10 children had school reports that acknowledged positive change
• 8/10 children had improved eye contact.
Therapeutic Listening Program can only be provided by a trained Therapist who has the License to practice. In India there are only few therapists are trained and I am proud to say that I am the first one to introduce this program in India.
Schools should support such advanced program to help their Children who needs a little push to improve their performance skills.