[2015] Samantha Scanlon (OTA 110 Winter 2015, Default class): Therapeutic Listening

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[2015] Samantha Scanlon (OTA 110 Winter 2015, Default class): Therapeutic Listening

This is beneficial to children with:1. Sensory-processing disorders2. ADD/ADHD3. Autism Spectrum Disorder4. Down Syndrome5. Learning disabilities6. Speech&language difficulties7. Low muscle tone8. Chronic middle ear infectionsPromotes development in the areas of: 1. Modulation2. Regulation3. Arousal4. Engagement5. Attention/concentration6. Postural skills7. Body awareness8. Motor planning9. Coordination10. Oral motor/feeding

Evidence-based auditory intervention intended to support individuals who experience challenges with sensory dysfunction, listening, attention, and communication. It targets the "vestubulo-cochlear nerve". Also known as "SOUND THERAPY", which is sound stimulation that sets up the nervous system. The music coming through the headphones causes the muscle in the middle ear to contract; helping to discriminate and modulate sound input. It stimulates movement (vestibular) & hearing (auditory) sensory receptors.

What is it?

Therapeutic Listening!!(toddlers to adults; but used more with children)

Relation to pediatrics...

http://www.vitallinks.net/pages/Store.phpVital Links is the website which provides Therapeutic Listening courses for therapists online. It is a "12 contact hour online workshop". You learn evaluation techniques, assessments, and audio selections. After the 12 hour training and learning online, you are required to take a post test in order for TL completion. This online course for TL costs $365.

Course Training

Sheila Frick OTR/L and Colleen Hacker OTR/L were the women who began utilizing Therapeutic Listening. Therapeutic Listening is based on ideas from Tomatis Listening Program, Auditory Integration Training – AIT (Berard) and Samonas (Steinbach) and also a Sensory Integrative Framework (Jean Ayres).

Therapeutic Listening can be used at home, in school, or in a therapy clinic. To complete TL in any of these environments what is needed is the CD's prescribed specifically for each child and specific designed headphones. The headphones include sound that can not be replicated by any other type of headphone. The headphones can be purchased through "Sensational Kids OT or through other venders. Performance skills affected most likely are alignment, stabilization, positioning, balance, coordination and walking. Occupations affected might be feeding, swallowing, dressing, driving, communicating and personal device care. All of these deal with the vestibulo-cochlear nerve which can throw the childs CNS off.


Personnel Approach

Therapeutic Listening sessions are done two times a week for 30 minutes each. Take a 3 hour minimum break in between the 2 daily sessions. The CD's the child(s) listen to jump from a high-low frequency; sounds actually heard vary. After 2 weeks, change the CD, and repeat for as long as TL is needed.

WORKS CITED"What Is Therapeutic Listening ®? - Mama OT." Mama OT. N.p., 09 Mar. 2013. Web. 03 Sept. 20"Therapeutic Listening." Therapeutic Listening. N.p., n.d. Web. 03 Sept. 2015.15."Neurotherapeutic Pediatric Therapies Inc / Home / Welcome." Neurotherapeutic Pediatric Therapies Inc / Home / Welcome. N.p., n.d. Web. 03 Sept. 2015."Therapeutic Listening Training." Vital Links. N.p., n.d. Web. 03 Sept. 2015.

"Sound is an extension of movement". It impacts many sensory symptoms such as: 1. Vestibular-vibration- see and feel2.Auditory-vibration- feel and hear 3. Proprioceptive-vibrates joints4. Tactile-touches skin


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