Therapeutic Listening is a sound-based intervention that is designed to use during sensory integration therapy. The music is electronically modified to naturally encourage attention, activate body movement and to help organize a child’s nervous system. A dynamic, individualized plan is developed based upon the child’s response to the program.

Westchester Therapy Solutions has seen children benefit from Therapeutic Listening Therapy with the following difficulties:

  • Poor attention span
  • Difficulties interacting with peers and limited play skills
  • Challenges with transitions or changes in routine
  • Difficulty communicating (both verbal and non-verbal)
  • Struggles with sleep, bowel and bladder control, and eating
  • Trouble following directions
  • Challenges perceiving and navigating space
  • Poor timing and sequencing of motor skills
  • Difficulties with irritability, mood
  • Difficulties with energy level (i.e. low or high)
  • Postural insecurity (fear of heights, playing on playground equipment)
  • Abnormal responses to various sensory stimuli (sounds, touch, taste, pain)
  • Poor praxis and motor planning

Benefits of Therapeutic Listening Therapy

“Our therapist utilized Therapeutic Listening with our son in an effort to address issues with sensory integration, regulation, sleep, and attention. I am so thankful that we had WTS and the guidance of an experienced OT. Therapeutic Listening has been amazing. Before starting this program, he was completely overwhelmed by his preschool classroom which resulted in him withdrawing from classroom activities and his peers. I firmly believe Therapeutic Listening improved his ability to self-regulate and process sensory input which in turn allowed him the ability to function in his class. While he still has challenges ahead of him, he is now available for learning which is HUGE. He is no longer overwhelmed in his classroom or having daily tantrums. His last year of preschool was a success and he was able to make so many gains. I am so grateful he was able to access this therapy at Westchester Therapy Solutions. I would highly recommend Therapeutic Listening and Westchester Therapy Solutions!”

Westchester Therapy Solutions provides therapeutic listening and sensory integration therapy services as part of our wider range of occupational therapy services for children. WTS offers pediatric occupational, physical, and speech language therapy services to children and families throughout Westchester, Rockland, and Putnam Counties and the Bronx. If you are interested in therapeutic listening, please contact WTS today.