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Therapeutic Resources, Inc.
7404 University Ave.
Middleton, WI 53562

(608) 270-5424

 


Treatment Options


Therapeutic Resources offers a variety of therapy programs, each selected based on the unique needs of the individual. Several programs are typically used in combination to promote progress and growth of the individual. These programs include:

Therapeutic Listening®
Other Listening Programs
Sound Activated Vestibular-Visual Protocol ("Astronaut Training")
Interactive Metronome
Yoga
Core, Vestibular, Bilateral, and Movement Protocols


Therapeutic Listening®

Therapeutic Listening (TL) is an expansion of Sensory Integration and was developed by Sheila M. Frick, OTR. It is an auditory intervention that uses organized sound patterns inherent in music to impact all levels of the nervous system. The emphasis of TL is on blending sound intervention strategies with vestibulo-proprioceptive, core development, and breath activities so as to sustain grounding and centering of the body and mind in space and time.

TL involves listening to numerous CDs that vary in musical style, types of filtering, and level of complexity. The music on the TL CDs is electronically altered to elicit the orienting response which sets up the body for sustained attention and active listening. TL coupled with SI tends to speed up the emergence of: attention, organized behavior, self regulation, postural control, bilateral coordination, praxis, fine motor control, oral motor/articulation, social skills, communication, and visual motor integration.

 

Other Listening Programs

In addition to Therapeutic Listening, other listening programs are also provided based on individual need. These include:

• SAMONAS Sound Therapy
• Auditory Integration Therapy (AIT)

 

Sound Activated Vestibular-Visual Protocol ("Astronaut Training")

The "Astronaut Training" protocol is a specific treatment method designed to enhance the dynamic interplay of moving, looking, and listening. This protocol can improve vestibular function and the interaction within the Vestibular-Auditory-Visual triad. Clear and precise input is provided to the six inner ear receptors (vestibular and auditory system), which detect sound and movement.

The Astronaut Training protocol supports activation of the core postural muscles that surround the central axis of the body, motor skills, spatial awareness, timing, sequencing, balance, coordination, eye muscle control, and visual perception.


Interactive Metronome

 
The Interactive Metronome is a computer-based program shown to improve attention, motor control, coordination, cognitive processing, reading/math fluency, and control of aggression/impulsivity.

 

Interactive Metronome provides a structured process that challenges the individual to synchronize hand and foot exercises to a computer-generated reference tone heard through headphones.

Improvements are seen in clients with cognitive and physical difficulties, sensory integration disorders, ADD/ADHD, Non-Verbal Learning Disorder, Cerebral Palsy, and Autism Spectrum Disorder.


Yoga

Using yoga postures within Sensory Integration provides core development, antigravity control, postural control, midline development, coordination, and regulation of breath.


 


Core, Vestibular, Bilateral, and Movement Protocols

Emphasis is placed on activating core musculature to achieve deeper respiration and to increase core strength and endurance. The goal is to develop the deep core muscles

  (those closest to the bone) through a variety of postural/core activities. Coordinating breath with movement is also emphasized. Thus, surface muscles, designed for skill, are released from undesirable "fixing" and are able to function according to their natural design. When the body moves with ease and fluidity, the child is free to creatively and independently execute complex reasoning for communication, problem solving, planning, organizing, and executing life tasks and roles.

 


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