Therapeutic Listening

Therapeutic Listening Therapy Services

Therapeutic listening is a treatment program administered by your occupational therapist using spectrally modified music to help a pediatric client focus their attention. The goal of a therapeutic listening program is to organize the child’s senses using the auditory system (sense of hearing) so selective attention can occur. The music stimulates the central nervous system and autonomic nervous system by way of the muscles of the middle ear. The auditory system provides the foundation for the organization of all other senses. The occupational therapist will evaluate the client and will individually select music programs used to achieve therapy goals. Although a trial with an auditory program will be completed by the therapist during treatment sessions, the greatest benefits from auditory stimulation is seen with carryover of programming in the home or school environment by the child’s caregivers.

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