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Therapeutic Listening

Therapeutic Listening (TL) is a research based sensory integration treatment approach that combines the therapeutic benefits of music with sound technology.  This program utilizes electronically modified music programs to highlight parts of the sound spectrum that naturally trigger attention and activate body movement.  TL is used in conjunction with sensory integration therapy and has been shown to accelerate progress toward therapeutic goals.


Each program is individualized through assessment and bi-weekly monitoring throughout the duration of the program.  This is a home program.  A minimum of 12 weeks is required to complete the program although some children will require additional programming.  A child is required to have listening time 2 times/day for 20-30 minutes, 5-7 days per week.  Music programs are changed every 2 weeks to address the child’s specific needs.


Benefits of Therapeutic Listening:

Pre and post-assessments are administered and documented areas of improvement include:

  • Speech/Language

  • Social Interaction Skills

  • Attention

  • Self Regulation

  • Bilateral Coordination

  • Sensory Defensiveness

  • Auditory Processing

  • Fine Motor Integration

  • Sleep/Wake Cycles

  • Eating Patterns

  • Postural Control

  • Body Awareness

  • Motor Planning

Who would benefit from the therapeutic listening?

Children or adults with:

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder

  • Sensory Processing Disorder


  • Central Auditory Processing Disorder

  • Language Delays

  • Fine Motor Delays

  • Social Interaction Difficulties

  • Hearing Loss/Cochlear Implants

  • Learning Disabilities

How do I get started?

  1. Please contact our office to schedule an initial assessment with our TL certified Occupational Therapist.

  2. There is an out of pocket rental fee for the required equipment and music programs.

  3. Therapy visits will be billed to insurance and may be covered depending on benefits.

  4. A minimum of 6 bi-weekly visits are required.

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