The following list includes iLs-related research studies which are either completed or currently in progress. To view case studies, please visit our case study section.


An Investigation to Evaluate the Benefits of the Integrated Listening Systems (iLs) in Primary/Early Elementary Classrooms (Kindergarten-Third Grade): The Case of Valley View Academy in Northern California(Download as PDF )

Description: This case study of 10 students in an iLs program at Antioch Academy, a charter school in California, was published by the University of California, Davis.  The study includes pre/post test scores, interviews and survey results of the study participants.  The study results showed improvement in almost all areas evaluated after completing iLs.  Since this first cohort of 10 students, Antioch Academy has expanded their iLs program to include dozens of students annually.

Measuring the Effect of the iLs Dreampad with Ten Veterans Diagnosed with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) (Download as PDF)

Description: Study conducted with 10 veterans suffering from PTSD. Each participant recorded their sleep habits and pain symptoms for two weeks prior to using the Dreampad and two weeks while using the Dreampad. Their journals included usage, sleep habits and other comments. Study participants were interviewed after initial Dreampad use and again three months later.

A Sleep Intervention for Children with Autism: A Pilot Study (Download as PDF)

Description: The aim of this study was to examine the immediate, short-term effects of Integrated Listening Systems’ (iLs) Dreampad on the sleep behaviors of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). In addition, this study examined the effects of changes in sleep patterns on parent and family measures of stress and quality of life.

iLs Dreampad Heart Rate Variability (HRV) Study (Download as PDF)

Description: This study measures the effect of the Dreampad on the parasympathetic nervous system

iLs’ American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) 2013 Poster Presentation (Download as PDF) iLs PDF Document

Description: Effectiveness of the Integrated Listening System for Children with Autism and Sensory Processing Disorder

iLs Home Program Autism Study (Download as PDF) iLs PDF Document

Description: Study on the effect of the iLs home program on children with autism

Sensory Processing Disorder Foundation (SPDF) Arousal Study (Download as PDF) iLs PDF Document

Description: Study on the effect of the iLs program on arousal with children having sensory processing disorder

Early Intervention Literacy Study (Download as PDF) iLs PDF Document

Description: A controlled study of 64 disadvantaged elementary school children conducted by literacy researchers at the University of New Mexico

Survey of iLs Professionals  (Download as PDF)iLs PDF Document

Description: Survey reviewing therapists’ experience using iLs with over 1300 children on the autism spectrum; results are in 24 outcome categories

Attention and Auditory Processing (Download as PDF) iLs PDF Document

Description: Data on the effect of iLs and the H.O.P.E. Program on attention and auditory processing

Elementary School Pilot Study (Download as PDF) iLs PDF Document

Description: Data on the efficacy of iLs in school programs