Therapeutic Listening Programme

Including Advanced Therapeutic Listening and Samonas Sound Therapy

Many experienced clinicians are incorporating sound-based programmes into their practices in the USA, with very exciting results. We are doing the same with the LIFT™ programme and also Therapeutic Listening™,  Advanced Therapeutic Listening™ and Samonas Sound Therapy

Therapeutic Listening Programme - The Child Development Centre

“Therapeutic Listening™ uses sound stimulation in combination with sensory integrative techniques to stimulate brain processing. Therapeutic Listening™ combines a variety of electronically-altered music recordings based on the ideas and technology of Dr. Alfred Tomatis, Guy Berard, Ingo Steinbach ad Sheila Frick within a sensory integrative framework” – Frick (2001)

Individual listening programmes are developed by our clinicians to address each child’s specific areas of need.

Listening programmes can be developed for clients attending the centre and from September 2014 they will be available to clients living abroad via our new and unique international Skype consultation service. Listening programmes usually take place at home. They may also take place at school if so recommended and must be supervised closely by the clinician. Excellent results can be achieved with Therapeutic Listening programme™ in a short period of time.

Changes & progress are generally seen in the following areas:

  • Listening and concentration
  • Comprehension and understanding
  • Auditory processing skills
  • Planning and sequencing
  • Learning ability
  • Self-initiation of play and interaction
  • Ability to express self with ease
  • Organisational skills
  • Motivation
  • Eating and sleeping pattern
  • Social and emotional development
  • Independence

Contraindicators for using sound therapy would be

  •  Schizophrenia
  • Auditory evoked seizures

We have used Therapeutic Listening™ at the Child Development Centre for the past fifteen years, with great results. The benefits are extensive and varied; by combining Therapeutic Listening with other sensory integrative techniques including speech and language approaches, we are seeing children achieve better results in shorter time frames.  To find out what parents say about Therapeutic Listening™ click on the parent testimonials

‘The choice of music and type of modulation, as well as listening times and activity programme, vary depending on the characteristics of the child.”– Frick (2001)

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