2009 – Listening with the Whole Body

Therapeutic Listening®



Listening plays a vital role in the sensory integration process. In fact, some believe that the auditory system is the ‘missing link’ in sensory integration modalities. Both research and clinical experience have shown that using sound-based interventions for clients with sensory processing difficulties can increase treatment effectiveness.

In this workshop, you will learn to use Therapeutic Listening® Modulated, Fine Tuning, Gearshifter™, and Spatial Enhancement™ CDs to create individualized, home-based programs for clients. The course focuses on clinical reasoning strategies to help you guide clients through the myriad of CDs. You will also learn how to implement Therapeutic Listening strategies in conjunction with postural, respiratory, and sensory activities. The course will take you through all of the steps–from assessment to outcomes–for creating complete Therapeutic Listening programs. Video case presentations will be used to illustrate points and show changes in individuals with listening and other sensory processing difficulties.

This workshop will be especially meaningful for practitioners who have a background in sensory integration, including therapists in schools, hospitals, and private clinics.  This course provides participants with the necessary background information to begin using Therapeutic Listening right away. Specialized headphones and CDs are necessary and are available for purchase upon completion of the course.


Sheila Frick, member de l’Association des ergothérapeutes du Wisconsin Association