Jennifer Jo Brout is the Director of the International Misophonia Research Network. She is a New York State Certified School Psychologist, a Connecticut Professional Licensed Counselor, and holds a Doctorate in School/Clinical-Child Psychology.
She is the mother of adult triplets, and is a Misophonia sufferer herself. Disappointed by her own experiences with the state of the field when seeking help for her own child in 1999, Dr. Brout began efforts to establish better research practice, improved diagnosis, and innovative clinical practice related to auditory over-responsivity.
Dr. Brout has been at the forefront of research in this area for over 18 years, having established the Sensation and Emotion Network (SENetwork) in 2007, along with Sensory Processing and Emotion Regulation Program at Duke University in 2008 (now the Misophonia and Emotion Regulation Program). She graduated from New York University, Columbia University, and Ferkauf School of Psychology (at Albert Einstein School of Medicine) respectively.
Dr. Brout’s Website - Misophonia for Parents
Jennifer’s Instagram @dr.jenniferjobrout
Duke Center for Misophonia and Emotion Regulation
Psychology Today - Misophonia Blog
Episode 123 - Sensory Modulation Disorder
Episode 187 - Auditory Hypersensitivity
All Things Sensory Podcast Instagram
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Hi there! I’m almost certain my 2 1/2-year-old daughter has this. She was originally diagnosed with a global developmental delay due to delayed language and gross motor skills. However her language has caught up to age appropriate levels and her gross motor skills while still slow fall in the range of average. The only thing that has not resolved are sensory issues which have been becoming more and more highly specific and to me, completely baffling. She hates coughing, laughing, the sound of me chopping vegetables, biting into crunchy apples, and even the distant noises of hammers banging and dogs barking. She sees an OT who has recently suspected misophonia. It’s extremely debilitating in terms of having people over, going out to eat or socialising in general as she cries and becomes distraught. Even playgrounds and child care are challenging in case any child starts roaring, carrying on or laughing loudly (as all kids do!) I live in Australia and would love to know if there is anything I can tap into from here whether it’s therapy via zoom sessions or webinars. Or if you have any connections to a therapist in Australia who deals specifically with Misophonia. Very eager to learn as much as I can!
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September 29, 2022
Glad you are addressing this topic! My husband has significant misophonia. Today I got a request as a school based OT to support a student with misophonia that impacts her significantly during the school day. I’ll share anything I discover along the way as I try to support my husband and student! Please share if you’ve learned more since this podcast! Thank you!