Dominican University of California
 

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Location

Guzman 104

Start Date

4-14-2016 6:40 PM

End Date

4-14-2016 6:55 PM

Department

Occupational Therapy

Student Type

Graduate

Faculty Mentor

Julia Wilbarger, Ph.D., OTR/L

Presentation Format

Oral Presentation

Abstract/Description

Therapeutic Listening® is a sound-based treatment developed by Sheila Frick, OTR, rooted in sensory integration (Frick & Young, 2009). In Therapeutic Listening® programs, clients listen to music that has been electronically altered (Hall & Case-Smith, 2007). Therapeutic Listening® is an intervention increasingly used by occupational therapists despite the lack of supporting evidence in current literature.

A previous thesis study attempted to determine the effectiveness of Therapeutic Listening® through the outcome measure of bilateral movement. In the previous thesis study, three assessments were used to measure bilateral coordination in typically developing children. However, the quantifiable results did not reflect the qualitative observations of the quality of movement (Ben-Haim, Debonis,Schwartz, & Smith-Schwartz, 2015). Because the quantifiable results did not reflect the qualitative results, the effectiveness of the Therapeutic Listening® on quality of movement is not appropriately represented in current research (Ben-Haim et al., 2015).

Bilateral coordination development begins in the early stages of a child’s life and provides further foundation for more complex motor skills needed to enhance participation and a child’s quality of life. The purpose of our research study is to examine the effects of Therapeutic Listening® Quickshift in improving bilateral coordination as measured by the quality of movement. To examine the effects, a measure with sufficient sensitivity will be created to detect changes in motor behavior in response to Therapeutic Listening® Quickshift.

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Apr 14th, 6:40 PM Apr 14th, 6:55 PM

The Effect of Therapeutic Listening on Bilateral Coordination

Guzman 104

Therapeutic Listening® is a sound-based treatment developed by Sheila Frick, OTR, rooted in sensory integration (Frick & Young, 2009). In Therapeutic Listening® programs, clients listen to music that has been electronically altered (Hall & Case-Smith, 2007). Therapeutic Listening® is an intervention increasingly used by occupational therapists despite the lack of supporting evidence in current literature.

A previous thesis study attempted to determine the effectiveness of Therapeutic Listening® through the outcome measure of bilateral movement. In the previous thesis study, three assessments were used to measure bilateral coordination in typically developing children. However, the quantifiable results did not reflect the qualitative observations of the quality of movement (Ben-Haim, Debonis,Schwartz, & Smith-Schwartz, 2015). Because the quantifiable results did not reflect the qualitative results, the effectiveness of the Therapeutic Listening® on quality of movement is not appropriately represented in current research (Ben-Haim et al., 2015).

Bilateral coordination development begins in the early stages of a child’s life and provides further foundation for more complex motor skills needed to enhance participation and a child’s quality of life. The purpose of our research study is to examine the effects of Therapeutic Listening® Quickshift in improving bilateral coordination as measured by the quality of movement. To examine the effects, a measure with sufficient sensitivity will be created to detect changes in motor behavior in response to Therapeutic Listening® Quickshift.