Safe and Sound Protocol
  • Does your child struggle to regulate his emotions?

  • Does your child struggle in social situations?

  • Did your child come to you through adoption or foster care?

  • Does your child have brain differences or a diagnosis such as ADHD, Sensory Processing Disorder, Autism, or Anxiety?
Developed by Dr. Stephen Porges, the Safe and Sound Protocol (SSP) is a five-day auditory intervention designed to reduce stress and auditory sensitivity while enhancing social engagement and resilience. Based on Dr. Porges’ Polyvagal Theory, by calming the physiological and emotional state, the door is opened for improved communication and more success with other therapy modalities.

The SSP is a research-based therapy showing significant results in just five days in the following areas:

  • Social and emotional difficulties
  • Auditory sensitivities
  • Anxiety and trauma related challenges
  • Inattention
  • Stressors that impact social engagement
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About your provider: Melissa Corkum
You've been there. A grocery store meltdown, daily phone calls from school, or defiance when you're at the end of your rope. You feel like you want the floor to swallow you up before you burst into tears. I've been there, too.

  However, parenting kids with multiple special needs through birth and adoption and educating them in private, public, and homeschool has led me to learn a lot about what helps our children succeed and what doesn't. Trust me. You don't want to learn the hard way like me.

I want you to laugh more and yell less when parenting your child with challenging behaviors.
Safe and Sound Protocol
  • Equipment rental.
  • Pre-protocol orientation session. 30 minutes.
  • Ongoing support during protocol. 
  • Post-protocol debrief session. 30 minutes
Frequently Asked Questions

What is the minimum age?
The minimum age is 3 or 4. Your child needs to be able to tolerate wearing headphones that cover their ears and remain quiet for 30-minutes at a time while listening to the music.

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