TLP is a music based therapy that helps children tune into and respond to the world.
TLP has an impact on brain and basic physiological functions.
How it works
High quality music is recorded specifically for therapeutic listening. The music is remastered (altered) to exaggerate the parts of sound that naturally capture attention. TLP stimulates the part of the brain involved with regulating bodily functions, relating to others and organising behaviour. Therapeutic listening incorporates the whole body using multiple sensory motor and relationship based strategies. The combination of therapeutic listening and traditional therapy increases the speed at which changes take place in the child.
The therapist designs each therapeutic listening programme for each individual child’s unique needs. While results can sometimes be dramatic even small changes can make a big difference in the life of a child.
TLP was developed by Sheila Frick (an American OT).
Therapeutic Listening – Issues it can help and potential outcomes
Arousal / alertness regulation improves:
sensory defensive behaviour, including auditory, movement and touch defensiveness
ability to focus and attend (calm, alert state)
toilet training and cessation of bed wetting
regulation of hunger and thirst cycles
Improved motor control improves:
bilateral motor patterns – using both sides of the body together
motor planning resulting in more variety of play
fine motor control
Postural tone can be improved so that the child can:
establish a body midline
maintain posture on both stable and dynamic surfaces
improve use of trunk rotation in movement patterns
Temporal-spatial organisation may improve:
the ability to move through and understand space
the timing of movement/ motor activity
the timing of social interactions
handwriting and visual-motor skills
Communication may improve, giving the child:
a greater range of non-verbal communication
improved emotional expressions
improved responses to speech signals / instructions (name, direction)
increased performance in noisy environments
greater confidence to communicate
Therapeutic Listening Leaflet
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