Providers

Therapeutic Listening

For therapists trained in Therapeutic Listening® , we provide you tools to support your clinical practice by making reference materials and information readily available.

If you are logged in, visit our SUPPORT center to access information on music, the Therapeutic Listening app as well as countless other assessment forms and tools to make using the information you’ve learned with Vital Links create a successful practice in a clinical setting.

Please log in to your account to access these support documents and materials. If you do not have access to this page but have taken the Listening with the Whole Body course please contact us so we can adjust your permissions.

If you haven’t taken the course but want to have access to our therapist Support pages, please register for Listening with the Whole Body. Details about the course are also below.

How do I become a Therapeutic Listening Provider?

There are a few different options to become a trained Therapeutic Listening provider.  By offering both live and online courses, our aim is to suit the needs of every individual and their unique learning style.

Two-Day Live Workshop

Listening plays a vital role in the sensory integration process. In fact, some believe that the auditory system is the ‘missing link’ in sensory integration modalities. Both research and clinical experience have shown that using sound-based interventions for clients with sensory processing difficulties can increase treatment effectiveness.

In this live two-day workshop, you will learn to use Therapeutic Listening modulated music selections to create individualized, home-based protocols for clients. You will also learn how to implement Therapeutic Listening strategies in conjunction with postural, respiratory, and sensory activities. The course will take you through all of the steps–from assessment to outcomes–for creating complete Therapeutic Listening protocols. Video case presentations will be used to illustrate key principals and show changes in individuals with listening and other sensory processing difficulties.

This course will explore the in-depth theoretical information regarding the therapeutic use of sound ranging from its connection to sensory processing and sensory integrative function, and the neuroanatomical and neurophysiologic rationale for the use of listening therapies. Additionally, participants will further examine the principals of using sound as a tool in sensory integration.

Participants will learn evaluation techniques consisting of standardized assessments, clinical observations, and clinical interviews, which are the foundation for the development of an individualized Therapeutic Listening protocol.

This workshop will be especially meaningful for practitioners who have a background in sensory integration, including therapists in schools, hospitals, and private clinics. This course provides 12 contact hours or 1.2 AOTA CEUs, and provides participants with the necessary background information to begin using Therapeutic Listening right away. Specialized headphones and music selections are necessary and are available for purchase upon completion of the course. 1.2 CEUs available from AOTA.

12 Hour Online Workshop

Listening plays a vital role in the sensory integration process. In fact, some believe that the auditory system is the ‘missing link’ in sensory integration modalities. Both research and clinical experience have shown that using sound-based interventions for clients with sensory processing difficulties can increase treatment effectiveness.

In this online 12 hour workshop, you will learn to use Therapeutic Listening modulated music selections to create individualized, home-based programs for clients. You will also learn how to implement Therapeutic Listening strategies in conjunction with postural, respiratory, and sensory activities. The course will take you through all of the steps–from assessment to outcomes–for creating complete Therapeutic Listening protocols. Video case presentations will be used to illustrate key principals and show changes in individuals with listening and other sensory processing difficulties.

This course will explore the in depth theoretical information regarding the therapeutic use of sound ranging from its connection to sensory processing and sensory integrative function, and the neuroanatomical and neurophysiologic rationale for the use of listening therapies. Additionally, participants will further examine the principals of using sound as a tool in sensory integration.

Participants will learn evaluation techniques consisting of standardized assessments, clinical observations, and clinical interviews, which are the foundation for the development of an individualized Therapeutic Listening protocol.

This workshop will be especially meaningful for practitioners who have a background in sensory integration, including therapists in schools, hospitals, and private clinics. This course provides 12 contact hours or 1.2 AOTA CEUs, and provides participants with the necessary background information to begin using Therapeutic Listening right away. Specialized headphones and music selections are necessary and are available for purchase upon completion of the course. The online training will include a combination of video and audio lectures taught by Sheila M. Frick, OTR along with guest lecturers on the neuroscientific rational for use of Therapeutic Listening.