Sound: A Nutrient for Treatment


This webinar discusses the history of auditory intervention and its application to occupational therapy practice.


Presented by: Jen Dulz, MS, OTR/L
originally recorded May 26, 2016

Webinars are video presentations and include the recorded PowerPoint and lecture and a .pdf copy of the PowerPoint notes.

Description: Sound has been used across cultures for healing for thousands of years. This webinar discusses the history of auditory intervention and its application to occupational therapy practice. It will describe the impact of sound on the nervous system and the body to support the development of foundational and higher-level skills including regulation, auditory processing, coordination, and social skills. A review of current auditory intervention programs available to occupational therapists will be provided as well as information on the evidence on the use of sound intervention programs.

Learning Objectives:
By the end of this webinar viewers will be able to:

  1. Describe the history of auditory intervention
  2. Identify ways auditory intervention can be utilize within occupational therapy practice
  3. Describe the relationship between auditory interventions and sensory integration
  4. List available sound intervention programs
  5. Describe the current state of the evidence on use of sound intervention programs

Course Level: Intermediate. There are no prerequisites for this course.

Suitable For: Occupational therapists, OT assistants, physical therapists, PT assistants and students, speech and language therapists.

Domain: Performance Skills
Process: Intervention

Contact Hours: This course is worth 1.5 contact hours or .15 AOTA CEUs.

Completion Requirements: To receive contact hours for this course you must listen to the recorded webinar in its entirety and complete the accompanying assessment.

About the Speaker: Jen Dulz is a Registered and Licensed Occupational Therapist. She earned her Master of Science Degree in Occupational Therapy from Washington University in St. Louis. Jen has extensive experience working with children and their families within the home, school, and clinic in Alaska, Colorado, California, and Massachusetts. She has completed the Sensory Integration Certification Program (SIPT) and is also a certified provider of Therapeutic Listening. Additionally, Jen has training in DIR/Floortime and visual vestibular-based treatment techniques.

 ADA/Section 504: If you require special accommodations, please contact the Spiral Foundation at or (617) 969 – 4410 ext. 231.

Continuing Education:

Occupational Therapy Practitioners/ Occupational Therapy Assistants:  The Spiral Foundation is an Approved Provider of Continuing Education for occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants by the American Occupational Therapy Association.  The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.



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