Therapeutic listening (TL) uses music that is electronically altered. The altered music helps a child to focus on the parts of sound that activates attention and body movement.

Additionally, TL can improve the following:

  • Attention span
  • Listening skills
  • Ability to interact with others.  

In therapeutic listening, the child wears headphones and listens to the specially designed CDs for 30 minutes, twice a day. It can be one part of a child’s total therapy program. The program also includes sensory activities that are to be done during the day.

Why Choose Us?

At Cincinnati Children's, we have therapists who are specially trained to provide this treatment.

Who Can Benefit

Children ages 2 and older who have sensory processing dysfunction may benefit from Therapeutic Listening. This may include children who:

  • Have poor attention and problems with staying alert
  • Overreact or underreact to sound
  • Have problems with organizing vision, sound and movement
  • Have have problems with social development

Location of Service

Therapeutic listening is available for outpatients at the following neighborhood locations: Kentucky, Liberty, Fairfield, and Mason