The Safe and Sound Protocol (SSP) is a 5 day intervention designed to reduce an individual's stress and to improve an individual's social communication behaviors by reducing hearing sensitivities and and improving the ability to process human speech.  The protocol is designed to optimize not only verbal communication, but also improve the regulation of affect through facial expressions, intonation of voice, gesture and autonomic state.  The SSP was developed to use a complex program of acoustic stimulation to exercise and systematically challenge the neural regulation of the middle ear muscles.  


The protocol is effective for:

  • Social and Emotional Difficulties

  • Auditory Sensitivity

  • Inattention

  • Anxiety

  • Trauma 

  • Stressors that Impact Social Engagement

  • ADHD

  • Autism


iLs is based on the fact that we can change our brain – we can re-wire it through specific and repeated stimulation, a concept known as neuroplasticity.  As in building strength and endurance with physical exercise, we are able to build neurological connections and synaptic activity at any age.

We train for brain/body integration through a staged approach, starting with the fundamentals of sensory integration and then extending through more complex cognitive functions, including language, self-expression and social skills.


iLs is effective for improving:

  • Emotional Regulation

  • Reading: Fluency & Comprehension

  • Fine & Gross Motor Skills

  • Sensory Processing Disorder

  • Auditory Processing

  • Language Skills: speech, processing, articulation

  • Self-Confidence

This program can be completed at home or remotely if you are outside the Pittsburgh area.  Contact us if you are interested in more information.



Pittsburgh Integrated Therapy

at The Nuin Center

5655 Bryant Street

Pittsburgh, PA 15206


We accept insurance, contact us to find out more about your benefits.


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