Safe & Sound Protocol
The Safe and Sound Protocol is a wonderful program that is was developed by and based on the research of Dr. Stephen Porges. Using specially designed and filtered music, the listening therapy helps deactivate our stress responses, calm the nervous system, and help us move into a place of safety emotionally and physically. SSP has demonstrated effectiveness for people with sound sensitivity, anxiety, social withdrawal, trauma, and more.
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The Focus System is a clinical intervention for children and adults used to improve brain function through brain and body integration via multisensory input. There are multiple programs within the Focus System addressing sensory and motor function, concentration and attention, reading & auditory processing and more. Sessions can be 30 or 60 minutes and can be in-person or done remotely. You can learn more about the Focus System here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O3003s7nm48
Interactive Metronome has been used extensively for over twenty years to improve timing in neural processing. Why is this important? You can listen to information about that here: https://www.interactivemetronome.com/mental-timing-research. Synchronicity is vital for reading, attention, emotional regulation, motor planning, motor coordination, working memory, and more! IM is a computer-based program where participants clap or tap to the rhythm of a metronome and learn, over time, to improve the timing of neural messaging which in turn can improve academic learning, attention, emotional regulation, and sports performance!
Play Attention is a neurofeedback program that trains attention, working memory, and task switching which are all executive functioning skills. Participants wear an armband that reads their brainwave activity while they play games based on NASA technology on their computer. Children can earn points and badges to keep them motivated. This program is available either in-person or remotely for those outside the Portland, OR area.
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