Therapeutic Listening® can be used to address multiple sensory concerns with outcomes such as greater tolerance to noise, increased focus/attention, better moods, balanced energy levels, improved sleep, better handwriting, fewer tantrums, and less anxiety overall. Therapeutic Listening® is a sound-based assistive technology strategy that involves much more than just the ears. The auditory system is neurologically connected to all levels of brain function and, as a result, it has a significant impact on all sensory perception and organization. The functioning of our auditory system effects not only our overall sensory experience, but also our behavior.
"Our daughter is 35 years old and had a traumatic brain injury at 8 months old. She had always been a happy person who loved naps and required a lot of sleep, about 10 hrs/night. She is intellectually equivalent to a 6-7 year old. About a year ago she developed severe sleep issues, panic attacks, and anxiety with rain, thunderstorms and wind for no apparent reason. We did the best we could for about three months, seeing her primary physician, a psychiatrist and trying various different kinds of medication to no avail. We then tried a behavioral specialist for three months with a little success. There were nights that no one in the house was getting more than 3 hours sleep due to our daughter’s hysterical crying, trembling, and erratic breathing. She could not express what was wrong. We were never able to figure out what triggered this sudden behavior change. It was so sad and stressful for all of us. We were desperate for help when we were referred to Laura by a staff member at our daughter’s day program.
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