Author

Pawell

Date of Award

4-2006

Degree Name

Master of Science

Department

Occupational Therapy

First Advisor

Dr. Cindee Quake-Rapp

Second Advisor

Dr. Diane Dirette

Third Advisor

Dr. Ben Atchison

Access Setting

Masters Thesis-Open Access

Abstract

A study was conducted to determine the effect Therapeutic Listening® intervention has on auditory attention in children when used in conjunction with sensory integration therapy. Single subject experimentation took place with three participants over a ten week period of time. Pre-test and post-test results on standardized tests were compared as well as graphical representation of change during the intervention phase of this study to determine effect. Positive intervention results were concluded when graphical and test changes were compared. Therapeutic Listening® has noted positive change in auditory attention and completion of verbal tasks in children between the ages of 3 and 11 years.

This study concluded that there is positive change in attention to auditory information when using Therapeutic Listening® as a treatment tool along with sensory integration therapy. Additional studies need to be conducted to ensure effective intervention strategies to assist children with auditory processing and sensory integration.

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