Integrated Listening Systems

An evidence-based program that uses multi-sensory input to help an individual's brain and body feel more organized, connected and engaged.

 There are 2 main programs:

The Safe and Sound Protocol (SSP) & the Focus System.

The Safe and Sound Protocol: 

The SSP involves therapeutic music via headphones. It has been shown to improve feelings of safety, listening, emotional control, hearing sensitivity, and spontaneous speech. This protocol is based on both the Polyvagal theory and specifically enhanced sound frequencies which recruit the middle ear muscles.

Learn more by clicking here.

Child and Headphones

The Focus System:

The Focus System involves therapeutic music and bone conduction via headphones. This combined with movement and cognitive activities leads to multisensory inputs for body organization and brain function. It helps with decision making, problem solving, learning, and body movement. 

Learn more here.

Mother and Daughter Having Fun

Getting Started: 

At Roots we have 2 occupational therapists trained and certified in administering both the SSP and Focus System. 

We are happy to let families try out either of these systems at our clinic, if it sounds like it may be a good fit for your child. 

We also are offering annual subscriptions to the SSP program, as this program is most beneficial when delivered more intensively over multiple consecutive days. 

This subscription includes unlimited access to the following SSP programs for 1 year:

SSP Connect: targeting awareness of physiological state

SSP Core: targeting self-regulation

SSP Balance: targeting co-regulation 

Pricing: $195/Annual Subscription and consultations with treatment.  Talk to your OT or OTA if you are interested in subscription for use at home or school. 

Happy Family

*90% of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder or Sensory Processing Disorder saw great improvement in sensory processing and motor coordination by using the Focus System home program, in addition to increased emotional regulation (

Click Here: Introducing iLS Video

Click Here: Polyvagal Theory Explanation