Beyond Modulated Music: Continuing the Therapeutic Listening® Progression

Results from quantitative and qualitative research identify that the addition of Therapeutic Listening to occupational therapy services supports improvements in performance skills and client factors (fine-motor, social skills, visual-motor, arousal regulation, attention) that influence occupational participation (Bazyk, Cimino, Hayers, Goodman, & Farrell, 2010; Hall, & Case-Smith, 2007; Wink, McKeown, and Casey, 2017). If you have found that the addition of the Modulated Therapeutic Listening albums has augmented your practice, you may want to consider other albums within the Therapeutic Listening Library to expand your programming. Read More

HELP! My client won’t wear their headphones!

headphones placement

To celebrate the launch of our new SOUNDS headphones, we’re going to walk you through our tips and tricks to encourage consistent headphone use for your clients. The SOUNDS is our newest model of Therapeutic Listening headphones, and was designed using all of the feedback and suggestions from our clients, making these are our most comfortable and easy-to-use model yet! However, if…
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Which Vital Links Course is Right for You?

If you find yourself looking at the course offering selections and are unsure where to start, we’re here to help. The courses offered at Vital Links were developed out of therapeutic interest in certain topic areas that eventually informed our clinical practice and clinical reasoning. All of our courses aim to provide the theoretical underpinnings, as well as, case studies and video…
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Practice What You Practice: Occupational Therapist Challenge

Don’t ignore your value as a Therapist As therapists, our job is to support our clients in living the richest lives possible. We’re givers and caretakers — and it’s probably safe to say that at the end of the day we just want to facilitate an environment where our clients have the opportunity to live a quality life. We understand that it’s…
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The Vital Recipe for Minimizing Adult Meltdowns

This holiday season, the Vital Links team is taking a moment to reflect on our favorite strategies for rest, relaxation, and refueling. We recognize that during this wonderful time of celebration, there are also repeated demands placed upon our personal resources—specifically, our time and energy. As caregivers, therapists, parents, spouses, and friends we often focus our energy on giving to others. This…
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