Therapeutic listening program

  • Therapeutic listening integrates a number of electronically altered CD’s within the sensory integration frame of reference. These CD’s vary in musical style, sound quality and level of enhancement. Individual listening programs are created to address each client’s specific problem. The choice of music and type of modulation, as listening times and individualized activity programs, vary depending on the characteristics of the client. (Therapeutic Resources)
  • Maximum effectiveness in the treatment outcomes is promoted by daily use. The use of modulated CD’s in combination with sensory integration techniques increase effectiveness of both modalities. There is commonly a decrease in the time necessary to meet treatment goals in the areas of modulation, balance, movement perception, sense of physical competence and language abilities.
  • Therapeutic listening programs are typically completed two times per day for thirty minutes each time. Programs start at a lower listening time and increase as the patient is able to tolerate the increased intensity. The listening program can be carried out at the clinic, in the home or at school. A typical program lasts four to six months, however, many individuals use some of the CD’s as part of a maintenance program.

Some of the possible benefits from using the therapeutic listening program

  • Increased attention span and concentration level
  • Improvements in receptive and expressive language
  • Increased speed of processing for language and motor
  • Improved balance
  • Improved coordination and bilateral skills
  • Improved modulation
  • Increased organization skills
  • Improved eye contact
  • Improved awareness of thirst and hunger
  • Improved control of the bladder and bowel
  • Improved motor control