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Therapeutic Listening

Therapeutic listening is a sound-based intervention tool designed to enhance outcomes and increase self-organization within the nervous system; because the auditory system has connections to many parts of the brain, sound is a powerful way to access the nervous system and affect changes. Therapeutic Listening involves listening to specially recorded and enhanced music on headphones as part of a daily home program. The program is highly adaptable to the specific needs of the client. The choice of music, type of modulation, and individualized activity program vary depending on the treatment goals and needs of the child. Therapeutic listening is NOT a stand-alone treatment, it’s purpose it to be used as part of an established sensory diet home program.


conditions treated

  • Mild to severe sensory defensiveness or regulatory issues

  • Sleep/wake difficulties

  • Bowel and bladder difficulties

  • Difficulties with transitions and tolerating changes in routine

  • Poor focus and attention

  • Coordination of movements

  • Difficulties with body awareness

  • Difficulties with organizing space

  • Poor diaphragmatic breathing

  • Difficulties with core activation

  • Poor social skills

  • Difficulties with handwriting  

goals of therapeutic listening

Home & Community Environment 

Improvements in sleep patterns, eating habits, arousal and regulation, verbal and non-verbal communication, bowel and bladder control.

Improvements in bilateral coordination, decreased auditory sensitivities, improved participation in family community outings, transitions, perceiving and navigating space, timing and sequencing of motor skills.


Improvements in attention/focus, handwriting, postural control when sitting in a chair, positive peer interactions, and academic skills.

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