The Safe and Sound Protocol (SSP) is a research-based therapy showing significant results in the following areas:
• Social Engagement and Emotional Regulation
• Auditory Sensitivities and Auditory Processing
The SSP is unique from traditional intervention approaches in that it addresses the underlying nervous system that supports behaviour versus working on the symptoms or behaviours themselves. Preliminary published results indicate improved communication, social skills, auditory processing, and decreased auditory hypersensitivities and anxiety with children with ASD. The SSP is currently registered in 4 clinical trials across Australia; USA, and Canada. This is a clinical intervention study aimed to expand our understanding of the underlying neurophysiological mechanisms and behaviours impacted by the SSP intervention.
Who can participate?
1. Children aged 8-14 years with a confirmed ASD diagnosis
2. Typically Developing children aged 8-14 years (Control group)
What is involved?
1. 3 separate face-to-face social and behavioural assessments, over a period of two months
2. 1 week of intervention sessions – one hour for five consecutive sessions
3. The auditory intervention involves listening to filtered/modified music through headphones
4. All of this will take place at La Trobe University, Bundoora.(A second location TBA)
Benefits of Participation
Your child may improve in areas noted under the existing evidence.
Entered to win a Dreampad valued at $279 (evidence-based