Avoiding the Summer Slide: How Families Can Continue with Therapeutic Listening® When School Is Out

As summer approaches, anticipation is rising at schools across the country. When you glance around the school, it is hard to tell who is more excited at the thought of warm summer days—the students or the staff. Summer is an exciting time for many, filled with a sense of freedom from the structure and routine of the school year. As therapists, this…
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Science behind functional outcomes: rhythm and the vestibular system

Rhythm and the Vestibular System

Since the inception of Therapeutic Listening® 23 years ago, I have had multiple conversations with therapists and parents alike questioning: How is it possible that filtered music can have such a widespread impact on functional outcomes? The answer to this question is rooted in the science behind music, rhythm, and the inner ear. As I think back to my initial experiences using…
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Should I use Modulated Music or Quickshifts?

For the last 17 years, the hallmark series in the Therapeutic Listening® library consisted of the modulated albums.  Recently, the new Quickshift series has proved to be a powerful adjunct to any treatment session or home program.  However, therapists sometimes wonder how and when to implement each series of music? These two series of albums can be used independent of one another or…
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Therapeutic Listening® as an Approach Not a Program

One of the most unique, yet challenging features of implementing Therapeutic Listening® is that it is not a program, but an approach. It is not a ‘one size fits all’ tool, nor is it intended to be. The essence of Therapeutic Listening® is the practical blend of theory with clinical reasoning. When a practitioner understands the mechanics and foundations of Therapeutic Listening®, it…
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Misophonia: Extreme reactions to everyday sounds

Imagine that the sound of a close family members breathing made your heart pound or your muscles tense up. What if you felt like screaming and running away at the sounds of friends eating popcorn at the movie theater? These are some of the strong physiological and emotional responses that those who suffer from misophonia experience. If you are an adult, this…
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