Listening With the Whole Body
About this event What is Therapeutic Listening®?
Therapeutic Listening® is an evidence-backed protocol that combines a sound-based intervention with sensory integrative activities to create a comprehensive program that is effective for diverse populations with sensory challenges. Therapeutic Listening can impact sensory modulation, attention, behaviour, postural organisation, and speech and language difficulties. Trained therapists learn to use modulated music to set up programs for clients in homes, schools and clinics. Listening is a function of the entire brain; when we listen, we listen with the whole body.
Who can benefit from Therapeutic Listening?
The Therapeutic Listening programme is appropriate for all individuals with Occupational Performance difficulties linked to difficulties with:
- Attention - Organised behaviour - Self regulation - Postural control - Bilateral coordination - Praxis - Fine motor control - Oral motor/articulation - Social skills/communication - Visual motor integration
It is a tool to promote functional independence in all activities of daily living at home, at school and at work.
Who Should Attend?
This course is open to therapy professionals.
Listening plays a vital role in the sensory integration process. In fact, some believe that the auditory system is the ‘missing link’ in sensory integration modalities. Both research and clinical experience have shown that using sound-based interventions for clients with sensory processing difficulties can increase treatment effectiveness.
In this two-day workshop, you will learn to use Therapeutic Listening® Modulated music to create individualised, home-based programs for clients. You will also learn how to implement Therapeutic Listening strategies in conjunction with postural, respiratory, and sensory activities. The course will take you through all of the steps--from assessment to outcomes--for creating complete Therapeutic Listening programs. Video case presentations will be used to illustrate points and show changes in individuals with listening and other sensory processing difficulties.
This workshop will be especially meaningful for practitioners who have a background in sensory integration, including therapists in schools, hospitals, and private clinics. This course provides participants with the necessary background information to begin using Therapeutic Listening right away. Specialised headphones and CDs are necessary and are available for purchase upon completion of the course.
Upon completion, participant will be able to:
• Describe the history of listening therapies.
• Identify individuals with sensory processing and listening problems who might respond well to Therapeutic Listening® strategies.
• Administer a Therapeutic Listening® protocol and/or adapt it to meet the specific needs of a client.
• Demonstrate Therapeutic Listening® strategies with postural, respiratory, sensory diet and other sensory processing treatments.