Auditory Interventions at FITS San Diego
Have you noticed that your child is easily overwhelmed in a noisy classroom? Has a doctor diagnosed them with ADHD? If so, then you should look into how sound is affecting your child’s brain. Sometimes the only issue is your child’s ability to process the sound all around them, and we can help. Auditory Intervention Therapy has been proven to improve social behavior and foster increased attention span, body awareness and coordination. It can also heighten communication skills such as enunciation and vocabulary.
Auditory Intervention Therapy Can Help Your Child
Evidence based studies have been shown to work for individuals with the following:
- Autism spectrum disorders
- Central auditory processing disorders (CAPD)
- Speech and language disorders
- Sensory issues including auditory
- Tactile or other sensory sensitivities (hyper or hypo)
- Pervasive developmental disorder (PDD)
How Does Auditory Intervention Therapy Work?
Auditory Intervention Therapy is designed to encourage active listening to normalize the way in which the brain processes sound. For example, your child’s hearing tests may indicate that they are hypersensitive to the frequencies of 3,000 Hertz (Hz), but respond appropriately to all other frequencies within the normal range. This means they will become overstimulated, agitated, or anxious when exposed to sounds around 3,000 Hz.
Auditory Intervention with Music Therapy in San Diego
Here at FITS, we use regular auditory interventions in the form of music therapy and evidence proven auditory therapies to normalize your child’s hearing response and make them comfortable with the frequencies inside the normal hearing range.
A Look at Some of Our Proven Methods
We use 3 main auditory intervention systems with our patients:
Interactive Metronome provides a game like auditory-visual platform to synchronize timing in the brain. This timing is important for focusing attention, reading comprehension, remembering information, processing speech, and motor coordination. Therapists that incorporate Interactive Metronome into therapy activities report their patients are more engaged, more alert and demonstrate faster progress toward cognitive, communicative, and physical therapy goals.
Therapeutic Listening is intended to support individuals who experience challenges with sensory processing dysfunction, listening, attention, and communication. There are five different music series that feature over 45 albums to choose from, allowing the therapists to develop a custom program to suit the individual needs of each client.
The Listening Program
The Listening Program involves listening to acoustically modified instrumental music through high quality headphones to reduce stress as well as improve focus, self-regulation, learning, memory, and more.