(Lisa C., Hardwick Elementary School)
The following describes work with therapeutic listening for a child in 5th grade diagnosed as having multiple disabilities.
Through consultation with an occupational therapist, a student uses the EASe 2 Modulated CD from Vision Audio. This program is used to enhance and support stimulation to and awareness of the body. The student uses the therapeutic listening program 2x a day, 20-30 minute sessions. This child listens to the CD through headphones allowing him to move about while listening. Since the child has begun this program, there has been improvement with balance, coordination and integration of body within space. The child appears to be more grounded as he attends to daily instruction within the classroom.