iLs & Occupational Therapy

iLs is natural fit for OT practices, whether in clinic, school or home environments. In addition to enhancing an OT’s sensory integration work, it is also an effective rehab tool and is easily customized for different therapeutic objectives, program lengths, and client needs.

How do I integrate iLs into my OT practice?

iLs is a flexible therapy which is done simultaneously with OT activities in clinic, school and/or home.

  • iLs OTThe 3 components of iLs: auditory, motor and interactive language – can be used together or independently, depending upon the situation and the needs of the individual. Most pediatric OTs use the iLs auditory component simultaneous to their OT gym activities, and take specific pieces of the iLs motor program as needed.
  • Clinic Programs: Most clinic programs involve 15-40 sessions, with each session being 30-60 minutes in length.
  • Clinic + Home Programs: To supplement the frequency of clinic therapy, iLs has a rental program for your clients. iLs handles the equipment, shipping, etc. and you oversee the therapy. More frequency = better results.
  • School Programs: iLs can be combined with OT in a school setting very effectively. School personnel can be trained to conduct iLs sessions in the absence of the OT so that the frequency required for improvement may occur. For specifics on school implementation please see the Educator page or contact iLs.

Getting Started

  1. Watch Webinar: introductory webinars are available at no charge, live or on-demand
  2. Sign up for training: training may be taken by distance or live, in dozens of locations throughout the U.S. and Australia – register here
  3. Purchase equipment: please view our product page to get a close up, and call us to learn more about what’s best for your practice, pricing, etc.
  4. Professional Development: continue to hone your ils expertise through specialized webinars, advanced training, case studies and Clinical Insights series (sent to you monthly by email), iLs Associates Group on Facebook, and more.
  5. Support: Once trained, iLs Associates may access the  iLs Professional Resources pages of the web site for forms, documents and materials related to the marketing and application of iLs in their practice.  Additionally, webinars, newsletters, case studies and ongoing professional development courses are available.   Equipment and light clinical support are available at no cost via email and telephone. For more detailed case consultation, iLs’ Clinic Director and Advanced Certification trainer, Ron Minson, MD (psychiatrist), is available by appointment.

iLs & Autism

We’re achieving therapeutic goals related to emotional and behavioral regulation, sensory processing, communication and social skills

Understanding iLs and how it works

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

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