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Exploring Auditory Defensiveness – A Comprehensive Approach to Assessment and Treatment- Vital Links Now

January 1, 2032

| $195

Curious to learn more about Auditory Defensiveness and potential clinical presentation? Here is a sneak peek for what is to come in the Vital Links Now Exploring Auditory Defensiveness on-demand course.

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Course Description

Do you truly understand the impact of the auditory system on function? What happens to our arousal level when there are disruptions in the way we process the sounds from our environment? How would it feel to be constantly bombarded by the sounds in your life?  More importantly do you know how to treat from a whole body perspective when these challenges occur?

Signs and symptoms of auditory defensiveness may present themselves as classic sensory defensive behaviors. However, that is not the only manner in which disruptions in the auditory system and audition leave someone vulnerable to becoming defensive. These defensive processes start early in life and if not addressed will continue to impact an individual’s level of participation and overall quality of life.

In this on-demand course, participants will explore the functional implications of auditory defensiveness and the direct link between the auditory system and primary movement patterns. This course will delve into the orienting-defensive continuum and the physiologic impact of a defensive response on movement patterns, arousal levels, and function.

Participants will begin to understand how auditory defensiveness and gravitational insecurity often present together and may represent an emerging sub-type of sensory defensiveness centered around spatial difficulties.

Video and case presentations will highlight simple auditory and movement treatment strategies essential for fostering fluid orienting and adaptability within the environment. This course is appropriate for individuals in private practice, schools, and community settings looking for new and innovative ways to address auditory defensiveness through both sound and movement approaches. No prior experience with auditory interventions is required to participate in this course.


Vital Links Now On-Demand: Two-Week Recording Viewing Window 


Live course recorded on: Friday, December 11, 2020, 9:00am – 4:15pm CST

View the Course on Your Own Time! A two-week recording of the course will be available following registration on the Vital Links Now platform. Register below and you will receive an email with a link to view the Vital Links Now course on your time and at your leisure over the two-week viewing period. Of note, your access to the course expires 14 days from the date of your purchase.

Thank you & we look forward to having you with us!




Sheila M. Frick; OTR/L

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify at least two different clinical indicators that differentiate classic auditory defensiveness verses auditory defensiveness originating from spatial difficulties.
  • Recognize the impact of a defensive response on an individual’s posture, movement, respiration and fixing patterns.
  • Select at least three treatment strategies essential to address auditory defensiveness from a whole body perspective.
  • Differentiate when it is appropriate to implement each of the three different types of auditory treatment tools depending on client’s clinical picture.
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Continuing Ed

Vital Links is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development. Approved Provider #3261. This Distance Learning – Independent Self-Study course is offered at 0.6 CEUs, Introductory level, Occupational Therapy Service Delivery & Foundational Knowledge. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.

Target Audience

Occupational therapists, physical therapists, speech and language pathologists, educators and other interested allied health professionals

Completion Requirements

Participants who complete the course via independent self-study must view the entire course and complete a post-course quiz with a passion score of 70% or higher to receive a certificate of course completion.

Course Materials

Registrants will receive an email from Vital Links Now containing instructions on how to access the on-demand webinar and printable course materials, such as, the PowerPoint handouts.
See “Recording Details” below for additional information on how to access the recording.

  • The email address entered under “Attendee #” during online registration will be the address that receives the instructions email.
  • Please check your inbox and junk folder for the following email Subject: “Course Instructions for your Vital Links Online Course, Auditory Defensiveness”

Please Contact Us if you have any questions.


In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, Vital Links will make every effort to honor requests for reasonable accommodations made by individuals with disabilities, including but not limited to written transcripts, multiple viewing attempts, and increased amount of time to complete training activities. It is a priority for Vital Links to ensure participation in all courses and activities for all individuals. Vital Links is committed to ensuring non-discrimination and to resolving any complaints related to a disability in a prompt and equitable manner.


Cancellations requesting a refund must be in writing and received by Vital Links prior to accessing the Vital Links Now on-demand course; refunds will not be granted after participant has logged into the course. Approved refunds will be issued after the final course date (minus $50 processing fee). Cancellation requests may transfer full credit towards another Vital Links course in the event they are no longer able to attend the on-demand course.

Vital Links is not responsible for device compatibility issues, and it is each registrant’s responsibility to ensure his/her device is compatible with the noted platform and services.

Vital Links reserves the right to cancel any course with due cause and refund in full.

Purchase Orders

If you choose to register via Purchase Order, please attach a scanned copy of your completed and signed form to your “shopping cart” during checkout. Otherwise, you may fax the form to: 1-866-636-9720. Note: please add an administrative fee of $15.00 to each order submitted via Purchase Order. Registrations submitted via Purchase Order Payment will not be processed until the Purchase Order form is received by Vital Links.


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January 1, 2032
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Sheila M. Frick; OTR/L

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