Safe and Sound Protocol
Welcome to the safe and sound protocol or SSP for short.
Here’s a few things you might want to know about this Safe and Sound Protocol therapy. It is taken from the ‘Polyvagal Theory’ which to put it simply looks at our physiological state (how our body feels) and how it relates to our behaviours. SSP looks at calming the vagal nerve that plays a vital role on our physiological state which in turn helps the body feel calm and safe.
SSP is a passive therapy which involves listening to filtered music that trains the middle ear muscles to be able to better process human speech. It is not a one fix or a stand-alone therapy- it should be used in conjunction with other therapies. SSP opens the door that allows your child to focus and excel with their other therapy.
Here is a simple list of some changes that might occur as a result of the SSP therapy. *please note your child may not display every change mentioned does not mean that the therapy is not working:
Changes in the Safe and Sound Protocol
Here is a simple list of some changes that might occur as a result of the SSP therapy.
*please note your child may not display every change mentioned – doesn’t mean the therapy is not working:
If you don’t see all these changes it does not mean the therapy is not working, it may mean that we will need to do it again later down the track. You may not even see any of these changes SSP may do something different for your child completely. You know your child best.