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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Sensory Modulation and Developmental Trauma (Part 2)

Last week in the clinic I evaluated a 3-year-old who so clearly validated, in my opinion, the strong links between sensory processing difficulties and trauma. Sensory processing and sensory integrative challenges are now being recognized in children who have developmental trauma- both from an overt traumatic experience and in children whose difficulties with sensory processing and sensory integration impact their overall perception…
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Sensory Modulation and Developmental Trauma

Our inborn fight, flight, freeze responses are automatic responses that help us cope when faced with dangerous situations. When we feel threatened, these subcortical mechanisms are triggered automatically. When triggered, our bodies experience an increase in physiological arousal and in muscular tension that hastens our ability to escape from the perceived threat, and or prepare our muscles to engage for fight. When…
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Therapeutic Listening – Listening with the Whole Body

In this two-day, in-person, initial training course, you will learn to use Therapeutic Listening® modulated audio selections to create individualized, home-based programs for clients. This course provides provides participants with the necessary background information to immediately begin incorporating Therapeutic Listening into their programs.

Building Blocks for Sensory Integration

This two-day, online course provides therapists with an in-depth understanding of the developmental and neurophysiological links between sensory integration and the basic primary movement patterns that provide the foundation (or building blocks) for sensory modulation and integration.