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Auditory Sensory Therapy/Listening Therapy

Therapeutic Listening 

Therapeutic Listening is a sound based intervention tool that introduces the listener to music that has been modified/modulated with specific sound patterns to impact and improve organization of the central nervous system. The benefits of Therapeutic Listening may benefit a wide variety of individuals of various ages who might exhibit:

  • poor attention

  • difficulties interacting with peers and limited play skills

  • challenges with transitions or changes in routine

  • difficulty communicating (both verbal and non-verbal)

  • struggles with sleep, bowel and bladder control, and eating

  • trouble following directions

  • challenges perceiving and navigating space

  • poor timing and sequencing of motor skills

  • difficulties with irritability, mood

  • difficulties with regulating their energy level (i.e. too low arousal or hyperactive)

  • postural insecurity (fear of heights, playing on playground equipment)

  • abnormal responses to various sensory stimuli (sounds, touch, taste, pain)

  • poor praxis and motor planning: coming up with an idea, planning, and completing a task

  • difficulty responding to sounds and verbal directions


Integrated Listening Systems (iLs)

Integrated Listening Systems Total Focus System is a multi-sensory music based therapy

tool using therapeutically treated music delivered through both air and bone conduction and combined  with movement and cognitive activities to challenge the body and activate neurological connections. At OT-Kids we offer a hybrid of home and clinic based iLs programming. The Benefits of iLs can impact individuals with:

  • Sensory/Auditory processing difficulty

  • Social skills

  • Emotional regulation

  • Fine & gross motor skills

  • Anxiety & trama related skills

  • Focus and sustained attention deficits

  • Motor coordination deficits

  • Cognitive deficits

Safe & Sound Protocol (SSP)


The Safe and Sound Protocol, or SSP,  is a therapeutic intervention tool based on the Polyvagal Theory, researched and developed by Dr. Stephen Porges. The SSP can only be administered by certified practitioners and is a 5 consecutive day,  intensive treatment intervention that has been researched and trialed on indivduals with Autism Spectrum Disorder, PTSD and Anxiety Disorders as it is effective in regulating the autonomic nervous system (responsible for self regulation and physiological state).

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