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Helping children reach their full potential


Sensational Kids Therapy now offers the Safe and Sound Protocol (SSP) to clients per the Integrated Listening System.


What is the Safe and Sound Protocol?  

SSP is a powerful, evidence-based therapy designed to reduce sound sensitivities and improve auditory processing, emotional regulation, and social engagement by listening to specially filtered music through headphones. Using the auditory system as a portal, the nervous system is re-tuned to be more resilient, allowing for a more efficient response to daily challenges.  


Why is my child having challenges processing and modulating auditory information?

  • Repeated ear infections or undetected fluid in the middle ear can cause loss of muscle strength in the ear cavity resulting in “learned disuse” of the typical activation patterns.  

  • Children who have a propensity for low muscle tone can also have low tone in the muscles in the ear cavity, impacting their ability to process and modulate input.

  • Repeated instances of auditory input that is not well tolerated can put a child’s nervous system in a state of ‘fight or flight’ or shutdown, impacting overall emotional regulation.  


What are the benefits from this program?

  • Improvements in emotional regulation and decreased anxiety.

  • Improvements in modulating and processing auditory information.

  • Improvements in sleep.

  • Improvements in attention, organization, and social interaction.


How does the program work?

  • Initial intake and pre-assessment within one week of starting the program.

  • Program and schedule for listening at home (this may start with in-clinic listening).

  • Post-assessment within one week of completing the program.

  • Follow-up meeting 4-6 weeks after program completion.


What is the cost of the program?  

The cost for the program is $400.  This includes:

  • Access to the SSP platform

  • Intake Assessment

  • Follow-up meeting

  • Ongoing communication to problem-solve any challenges with implementation or needed adjustments to the listening schedule.


Parents are responsible for purchasing over-the-ear headphones. The program can be delivered on a device such as an Apple or Android phone or tablet.  

More details about the program can be found at Safe & Sound Protocol.


Please reach out to Lisa at you are interested in this program.  

Initiating an Evaluation

To initiate the evaluation process please contact us or call (202) 244-8089 and a therapist will discuss your child's specific needs.

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