Revolutionizing the Use of Sound in Sensorimotor Integrative Treatment

Since their inception, the Quickshifts library has grown exponentially. This expanded range of album choices, provides therapists with more options to precisely match the musical elements to clinical picture.  In this one-day, course, we will explore the therapeutic application of Quickshifts and how these sound tools can be used to quickly shift states of alertness and set up the nervous system for optimal success. Participants will learn about Quickshifts’ theoretical underpinnings such as binaural beat technology, musical entrainment, the encoded movement patterns found in music, and how accessing whole-brain processing further promotes basic and higher-level functions and processes. In addition, participants will learn the specific musical qualities and various clinical applications of each Quickshifts album.

Whether being used in the clinic, school, home, or community setting, Quickshifts have shown to support immediate and lasting changes in a variety of occupational performance areas such as: self-regulation, sensory modulation, anxiety, postural activation, motor coordination, social interaction, and executive functioning. Preliminary research on the impact of Quickshifts albums, conducted at a prestigious university, has shown improvements in postural activation and bilateral motor coordination. These initial investigations only further supporting the results seen first-hand in the clinic. Audio samples, case presentations, and video examples will be provided so that participants gain first-hand experience with these sound tools. By the end of the course, participants will be able to implement the use of Quickshifts into their practice settings and will understand how to select the best musical match between album and client to optimize therapy goals and outcomes.

Hear from people who have taken our Quickshifts course

As always, these presentations are well organized, easy to understand, and I am able to use the information in the clinic the next day. There is a good balance of the neurological reasoning with the practical use. ~ELIZABETH

Very clear and concise with explanations. They did a great job of answering questions and giving examples. ~ERIN

I really enjoyed the 2 different perspectives and all the videos! ~KELLI

Very organized and answered questions with the appropriate level of knowledge required for great answers. ~LISA

I love working with sound and am trained in several different modalities. And I love Sheila’s work!I loved Sheila’s scientific approach to her work. I would do it again to get more out of it. ~MAUDE

I felt it was presented in a very organized fashion. The case studies were very helpful and I really loved the inclusion of the Task Environment Interaction chart that Patty Oetter and Julie WIlbarger put together. I also liked the way Homologous, Homolateral, and Contraleteral were explained with examples, then specifics with each musical selection. Well done! ~SUSAN

Upcoming Events


Quickshifts – Revolutionizing the Use of Sound in Sensorimotor Integrative Treatment – Live Webinar w/ Recording

February 2, 2024

This live, online course (recording access available) focuses on evaluating movement to precisely and effectively match music to individual client needs to improve self-regulation from a multi-system approach. We will explore the Quickshift music albums that capitalize on the powerful impact of binaural beat technology and musical entrainment.

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