“Towards the end of the year we had no issues in the classroom… we had a student teacher who came in and she could not figure out who the students were who had an IEP.” – Ashley Daigler, Special Ed Teacher
iLs School Program Data
Data were compiled from 78 Students in nine schools (public, charter and private) using the iLs School Program during the 2014/2015 school year. Students were a mix of those with learning difficulties and with autism. View the results here.
Kingsway Elementary School
Kingsway Elementary School completed a small, controlled study using iLs in their school with 10 students on the autism spectrum. They measured results using the iLs Measure of Foundational Abilities (MFA) as well as the SCAN:3-C measure of auditory processing. SCAN:3-C results are below, and the video to the right is of teachers discussing the program results. Click here to see the full report.
How is iLs implemented?
iLs is a fun activity, or exercise, usually done in the classroom. A waistpack is worn by each student, carrying an iPod loaded with iLs treated music and an amplifier… More
- iLs’ special air and bone conduction headphones are connected to the iPod through the Amplifier to power the bone conduction.
- Movement games which require visual, auditory and balance systems to work together are performed while listening to the music.
- Quiet activities, such as drawing, puzzles, Legos, etc. can also be done while listening for portions of the session.
- Each unit can be customized for individual needs (e.g. learning difficulties, autism).
- Program sessions are flexible and may be customized per school schedules; typical programs are 15-30 minutes in length, 2-3 times per week.
- Sessions may be completed in small groups, one-on-one, pullout, PE, art or in the classroom.
- Sessions may be overseen by Teachers, Therapists, Parent volunteers, Para-professionals, and others trained in iLs.
iLs footage in Denver, CO school
Certification in iLs for schools requires a half-day training which combines webinar instruction with hands-on practice with the equipment. The instruction includes the iLs methodology, equipment, Portal, iLs Measure of Foundational Abilities, training and support process. On-site training options are available as well. For more information on planning a training please contact iLs.
Third party researchers are conducting studies on the effectiveness of the program in clinics and school on an ongoing basis. Areas of research include reading, auditory processing, autism, behavior, sleep, attention, sensory processing and at-risk populations. All research and case studies may be found on our Research page.
“We see consistently excellent results with iLs with regard to attention and learning problems. And the fact that iLs is not only effective but is fun makes it extremely appealing” – Edward Hallowell, MD, Harvard Medical School Faculty child and adult psychiatrist, author of “Delivered from Distraction” and other books on ADHD
How iLs 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.
Support & Ongoing Professional Training
The iLs School Program is all inclusive, including training, equipment, online iLs Measure of Foundational Abilities, immediate replacement of equipment, if needed and ongoing support. Professional training opportunities are available via videos, on-demand webinars and specialized trainings. Professional case consultation is also available by appointment with iLs’ Clinical Director and Advanced Certification Trainer, Ron Minson, MD.
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While no one can guarantee results with each individual student, we can guarantee each schools’ satisfaction with our service and our products.
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iLs in School: Motor, Language & Reading Difficulties
The subject, a first-grade student, presented with significant delays in gross and fine motor skills, significant difficulty in early literacy skills, articulation and auditory processing skills. After completing an individualized iLs program, the client saw significant gains in gross and fine motor skills, academics and articulation achieving all of the provider’s and parent’s goals.View all Case Studies Read this Case Study
How iLs Works
The notion that the brain is able to change in response to stimulation, an ability known as “neuroplasticity,” is now so widely accepted it can be called fact.
iLs programs are based on this principle, providing gentle and specific stimulation in order to activate the neural pathways used in the processing of sensory information.