Specialist Interventions

Therapeutic Listening © and Quickshifts ©

Therapeutic Listening is an evidence-backed protocol that combines a sound-based intervention with sensory integrative activities to create a comprehensive program that is effective for children with sensory challenges. 

Therapeutic Listening can assist in the remediation of sensory modulation, attention and listening, behaviour, postural organization (core stability), as well as speech and language difficulties. Used twice daily, this programme can also be beneficial in helping children who present with difficulties like Max, and should be considered as part of his therapeutic intervention. This can be implemented by school or home, but it must be set up and overseen by an Occupational Therapist trained in Therapeutic Listening (or a similar integrated listening programme)

‘Quickshift’ music sets from the Therapeutic Listening Programme, are shorter, swift-acting and targeted music selections designed to impact on key areas of intervention (e.g. attention and listening, motor co-ordination, bilateral skills, etc) and can be used as a supplementary ‘sensory diet’ strategy alongside the more intensive Therapeutic Listening programme.

To be most effective, the Therapeutic Listening and QuickShift Programmes should be delivered in conjunction with an individually-tailored ‘Sensory Diet’.


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