Sensory Learning Program
The Sensory Learning Program is an approach to developmental learning that unites four modalities (auditory, visual, proprioceptive, and vestibular) into one 30-day drug-free intervention to improve attention, perception, understanding and the ability to learn.
Who is SLP for?
Difficulty in learning new things easily
Difficulty with social skills
Acquired Brain Injury
Non-Verbal Language Disorder
Asperger’s Syndrome or Autism
Brain-Integration or Brain Balance Problems
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Individuals have experienced improved...
Perception (both speed and ability)
Awareness and attention
How The Program Works
Using simultaneous light, sound and movement therapy that takes place on a comforting and inviting therapeutic table, the program helps people integrate the sensory messages they receive through sight, sound, and their body.
The Sensory Learning Program is comprised of two 30-minute sessions each day for 12 consecutive days. The repetitive sensory activation of each session builds on the session before. After twelve days of sessions, you go home with a portable light instrument to continue the
program, with a 20-minute session each morning and evening for the next 18 days.
Learn how to process incoming sensory messages so you can better understand the world around you.
Check out our Frequently Asked Questions.
What are the benefits of the Sensory Learning Program?
The overall benefits to our patients include improvement in perception of the world
around them (more understandable and less scary), understanding instructions and
what is expected of them in social situations and the ability to learn new things. We
often see specific improvement in processing time, light/sound/tactile sensitivities,
picky eating patterns, sleep patterns, awareness and attention, speech, memory,
expression, and social skills.
Who responds to this intervention?
People who tend to respond the best to this program are those who arrive with sensory
overwhelm, unexplained anxiety, difficulty paying attention, sensitivities to light, sound or
motion, delays in motor skills, irregular sleep/activity patterns and sensory processing issues.
What’s unique about the Sensory Learning Program?
Most therapies concentrate on one, possibly two, treatment modalities at the same time.
The Sensory Learning Program unites four modalities simultaneously (visual, auditory,
proprioceptive, and vestibular systems) into one seamless and all-encompassing experience. This allows the brain to more efficiently and more quickly integrate those senses to provide a foundation for all future trainings.
Can it be too much stimulation at once?
Absolutely not! By stimulating the well-developed sensory systems along with the more
disorganized sensory systems, the Sensory Learning Program provides an overall experience
that is often gentler and more easily integrated than singularly focused interventions.
Because we do not experience life by just seeing it or just hearing it, the Sensory Learning
Program provides a more thorough approach to developmental learning than individual
therapies do alone.
How long before you see results?
Subtle changes are often seen immediately. Many participants experience significant results
during the initial twelve days. Others see changes in cumulative skills unfolding over the
following weeks or months.
Are the benefits lasting or must the process be repeated?
Because the benefits gained are lasting, the Sensory Learning Program is typically a one-time
intervention. Occasionally, patients will return for another round of treatment if they have
suffered a brain injury such as a car accident, falling down the stairs, exposure to mold or
other toxins and infections that have caused significant brain inflammation.
My child does not like to cooperate with other therapists, would the Sensory Learning
Program work for him or her?
In most cases, yes. Since the Sensory Learning Program takes a noncognitive approach to
brain integration, the only requirements are that your child is able to stay on a moving table
(which rotates up and down a bit like a swing), keep a pair of headphones on his ears and
gaze at a light in a dark room. When his attention starts to lag, our technicians will be
standing by to help bring his attention back to the light by using glow-in-the-dark toys and
Can I get a trial run on the Sensory Learning Table to see if my child will be able to do the program?
Yes, in fact, we prefer that you or your child experience the Sensory Learning Program to
ensure that it is a good fit. This occurs during the complimentary consult. Many times, we
have difficulty getting people off the table because they like it so much! Come and experience
it yourself by calling the number above.
“My family says that I’m more attentive. I do seem to see more that I can help, and I actually help!”
SLP Treatment Plan
Sensory Learning Program: a 12-day in-office program with 18 days of home support intended to build and strengthen the neurologic foundation and to decrease the fight-or-flight response to the environment
Structural Energetic Therapy: a gentle manual therapy intended to ensure that the structures of the skull, spine and surrounding tissues are balanced and that the flow of cerebral spinal fluid, which is responsible for inflow of nutrients and outflow of wastes from the brain as efficiently as possible
Emotional Health Facilitation: an excellent program to help reduce or remove emotional triggers that are keeping your child from experiencing a full recovery from the other therapies
Thermotherapy: a program of far infrared and negative ions to help increase circulation, promote relaxation and restful sleep, and support the immune system
Ionizing Foot Bath: a medical-grade foot bath that provides both negative and positive ions to help increase positive ionic stimulation to help push toxins out of the body
Nutritional Status discussion: a program that will go over the results of the nutritional, metabolic and infectious status of the child and discuss treatment options (including referral to different providers when necessary)