iLs for Educators

iLs focuses on improving the functional aspects of learning, such as attention,
memory, processing and emotional balance. More

Once these skills are in place, changes occur at a personal and a group level: the individual student becomes a successful learner, and the classroom becomes a better environment for learning to take place.

The iLs School Program includes the following components:

  • iLs Student Focus: iLs’ state-of-the-art audio technology combined with movement equipment and Playbook
  • Online Portal: allows therapist, teacher and administration to access school and student accounts, track program progress, and report results
  • Measure of Foundational Abilities (MFA): an online assessment of symptoms related to learning abilities; teachers and therapists use the MFA before and after iLs  to provide a clear measure of individual and aggregate results

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, and watch the teachers and parents from one of the schools discussing the program results in the video.

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.

 

Who Benefits from iLs

Mother and daughter looking at each otheriLs has a global effect on the brain and central nervous system.  As a result, it is successfully integrated into a wide variety of programs addressing the needs of children with:

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.
  • The programs on the Student Focus have 80, 30-minute sessions.
  • 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 school. Auditory processing, attention, learning difficulties. Denver, CO.

Training

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.

Research

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.

Educators - Research

“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.

iLs Programs & Structure

iLs school programs are flexible and can be organized according to a school’s schedule. Sessions vary from 15-60 minutes in length, and may be monitored by para-professionals, parents or any adult with the proper coaching. A school program is typically completed during the course of one semester, however some students benefit from longer programs. Students enjoy the sessions and are excited to participate in the program.

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.

The iLs Satisfaction Guarantee
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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