|Occupational therapist Abigail works with one of TherAplay's special needs kiddos. The headphones our kiddo is wearing are part of the therapeutic listening program.|
TherAplay's therapeutic listening program has been a huge success with some of our sensory kiddos.
Therapeutic listening is an evidence-based auditory intervention that uses music that is electronically altered to tap into parts of the brain involved in regulating bodily functions, relating to others, and organizing behavior.
TherAplay integrates therapeutic listening into pediatric occupational therapy sessions to support our kiddos who experience difficulties with sensory processing, attention, communication, and much more.
Just this past month one of our kiddos, who was strongly aversive to headphones or any other object placed on or near his head, wore the therapeutic listening headphones for 30 minutes during his last therapy session. That’s a huge leap forward. Congratulations kiddo!
TherAplay's therapeutic listening program includes equipment (MP3 players, specialized headphones, and a variety of music chips), therapist training, and a lending library so TherAplay families can continue the therapist-directed program at home.
In fact, the lending library is an essential part of the therapeutic listening program. To receive the full benefit of the program, it's important for kiddos have two therapeutic listening sessions - 30 minutes each - each day.
We deeply appreciate the generosity and support of those who made this valuable resources possible: Legacy Fund of Hamilton County, an affiliate of the Central Indiana Community Foundation, and Cornerstone Autism Foundation. Thank you for making a difference for the special needs kiddos at TherAplay.