iLs is a multi-sensory program for improving brain function. It is an enjoyable activity, or “exercise,” which can be customized for all ages and skill levels for implementation in clinic, school or home.
Based on clinically proven outcomes, iLs programs strengthen existing pathways and create new neural connections/pathways in the brain (“neuroplasticity”). As these neurological connections grow stronger, language skills and emotional/psychological functions, such as self-confidence and regulation, also tend to improve.
Who uses iLs?
iLs has a global effect on the brain and central nervous system, influencing the following systems and their function: auditory, visual, vestibular (balance and coordination), motor, cognitive (thinking and reasoning) and emotional. As a result, it is successfully applied to a wide variety of conditions:
- Academics – Building the skills which enable success in school: attention, visual and auditory processing, memory, self-expression, social skills
- Performance Optimization – Improving processing speed and timing (athletics), creativity and imagination (arts and business), self–esteem and self-confidence (personal development)
- Neuro-Developmental – Achieving therapeutic goals related to emotional and behavioral regulation, sensory processing, communication and social skills; examples: Autism, Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy
- Psychological/Emotional – Improving attention, emotional balance and vitality
- Rehabilitation – Recovering energy and skills related to language, movement and cognitive function (memory, organization, planning) after a stroke or head injury
To learn more about the science underlying the iLs methodology, please see How iLs Works
“We consistently see excellent results with iLs with regard to attention and learning problems… iLs works at a neurological level so it’s a great complement to the behavioral, cognitive and medical approaches we use at Hallowell Centers”
Edward Hallowell, MD, Harvard Medical faculty, author of Driven to Distraction
How to Purchase
- If you are looking for an iLs-trained therapist, search by state in the iLs directory
- If you are having difficulty locating a therapist, or are interested in using iLs at home, please contact iLs for assistance: firstname.lastname@example.org or 303-741-4544
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- Program sessions are .5 – 1 hour in length, 3-5 times per week
- Most home programs are a total of 40-60 sessions over a 2-4 month period
- iLs home programs are for any age over 2; the movement component of iLs is customizable for any developmental age
- Typically, a waist pack is worn by the user, carrying an iPod loaded with iLs treated music; headphones are connected to the music source to enable listening while moving
- Visual tracking and balance games are combined with listening for part of each session, while quiet activities combined with listening fill the remainder of the time.
- Each unit can be customized for individual needs (e.g. sensory motor, attention, reading/auditory processing)
Autism: Learn more about Autism and ASD
Parents & Schools: the iLs Overview: Parents interested in introducing iLs to their child’s school may find this document helpful. It explains the structure, science and research supporting the program.
The iLs Difference: There are significant differences between iLs and “listening therapy” providers in the market. Please take a minute to consider how iLs is unique.