Just wanted to pass on that we just began our two-hundredth client. He started on our two-and-a-half year anniversary. Who knew we’d come so far so fast? We feel truly blessed to be doing what we do and are thankful every day for the opportunity to change lives. We cannot thank all of you enough for your on-going work and support.
Throughout my career as an Occupational Therapist, I have had the opportunity to have first-hand experience with multiple auditory stimulation programs. I have always seen gains in my clients when their sensory-motor interventions are supported with “listening therapy;” however, I can unequivocally say that iLs stands far above the rest in terms of measurable, functional gains with a wide variety of clients. Not only have we seen consistent improvements in listening and specific auditory processing skills, we have also witnessed changes in motor components such as balance and coordination, improved overall organization and regulatory skills as well as gains in academics such as decoding and reading comprehension. Parents have even reported spontaneous changes in articulation and I was personally saddened when one my clients requested ‘chocolate’ instead of ‘chocolick’. I am very excited about the amazing changes we are seeing in our clients since we have implemented iLs into our intensive sensory-motor programs.
Integrated Listening Systems has been an integral part of our practice. It has enriched and enhanced the entire therapy process – a powerhouse when combined with sensory integration. Using the auditory and vestibular channel through sound therapy has been the missing link to integrating and organizing the body. The results have been phenomenal!
At 18 months old, my son “M” began struggling with an auditory processing disorder that left him severely communications-impaired and speech delayed. He has been in speech therapy and occupational therapy since he was 20 months old, but at two years old, he had a vocabulary of approximately 15 simple words. When he was 2.5 years old, we introduced Integrated Listening Systems’ Total Focus program to his therapy repertoire and immediately saw results. Within 20 hours of listening to the program, “M” said his first new word in 9 months. Thereafter, he began accumulating new words approximately every 2-3 weeks. At 36 months, M had a breakthrough and began communicating with us. In conjunction with speech, occupational and ABA therapy, iLs has been an instrumental alternative therapy in my son’s healing and success.
Both my daughters were fortunate enough to use iLs this year. They have excelled in school and sports since they have completed their iLs playlist. Together, with occupational therapy and iLs, their sensory issues have almost disappeared. The anxiety and emotions that used to take over lives has subsided. I call them 2.0 versions of themselves. So grateful to have this therapy for my girls. The staff was so helpful and accommodating as well. Thanks for the guidance and support!
COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY RESEARCH: DREAMPAD PROMISING FOR STRESS-RELATED SLEEP DIFFICULTIES.
Conducted by Dr. Sharon Gutman at Columbia University Medical Center, this randomized, controlled study of 29 adults with light sleep difficulties compared three non-pharmacological sleep interventions: the Dreampad™ pillow, an audio breathing program called iRest™, and sleep hygiene (sleep improvement behavior such as reducing food, alcohol and screen time before bed). The most statistically significant results of the study were the reduction in night time awakenings experienced by Dreampad users.
This study states that there is “preliminary evidence that iLs is effective in ameliorating conditions for some of the children with sensory over-responsivity and auditory processing impairments.” – Sarah Schoen, PhD, Lucy J. Miller, PhD and Jillian Sullivan, PhD
Integrated Listening Systems (iLs) released results from a Dreampad user study with 10 children who were having trouble sleeping. Some of the study participants showed dramatic improvements, with eight of the ten feeling that the Dreampad made a huge improvement in their lives.
“The Dreampad was surprisingly calming; vibrational music snuck directly into your head is a comfort that I’ve been waiting for just as long as bath towel warmers. The Dreampad is like a bath towel warmer for your tired, anxiety ridden brain.”
“A study showed improvements in sleep initiation, duration of sleep, reduction in night waking, and improved daytime behavior.”