Therapy In Action’s Listening Programs
Hearing and listening are two very different processes. Hearing involves the simple orientation/registration of an auditory stimulus. Listening refers to not only the process of detecting sound, but then organizing, assigning meaning and integrating this information for use with the information from other senses. It is both a conscious and unconscious process.
Although we are not always aware of it, we constantly monitor the ambient auditory environment in order to orient, locate, and select sounds for further investigation. We also consciously and voluntarily attend to, discriminate, and interpret certain sounds while ignoring others.
Therapy In Action currently offers two listening programs.
Therapeutic Listening™ is an auditory intervention that uses organized sound patterns in music to facilitate the ability of the central nervous system to orient, locate, and attend to sounds.
The music used in Therapeutic Listening are electronically altered to specifically elicit the orienting response and promote sustained attention and active listening. Typically participants listen to the prescribed music for 30 minutes per day, twice daily for two weeks. The music is changed every two weeks to continually challenge the central nervous system’s ability to orient, locate and attend to the sounds within the music. Therapeutic Listening™ should be prescribed and monitored by someone who has completed the coursework training protocol.
iLs (Integrated Listening System) is a multi-sensory program
for improving brain function. It is an enjoyable activity, or
“exercise,” which can be customized for all ages and skill levels
for implementation in clinic, school or home.
iLs programs improve emotional regulation while training the
brain to process sensory information
With improved regulation and processing, our ability to focus,
think, and engage successfully in social situations also improves.