Attention and Focus
Struggles with attention can affect every part of the day. Information is lost, instructions are forgotten. The resulting stress and scattered thinking leads to frustration.
Children Attention/Focus Issues
The smallest distraction in the classroom disrupts a child’s ability to focus. Parents often have to provide prompts to help the child get through the steps of the day. Lack of independence and constant monitoring leaves the child upset and frustrated, and strains family relationships.
Adult Attention/Focus Issues
Adults struggle to complete tasks at work, stay focused in meetings and during critical conversations. While deadlines are necessary, they create stress and anxiety in an adult with attention difficulties.
How does iLs help Attention and Focus?
Safe and Sound Protocol (SSP)
Auditory distractions are a common cause of inattention, as the slightest background noise diverts one’s focus.The SSP activates the neural network associated with listening and reduces auditory sensitivities, leading to improved attention and focus.
Dopamine activates the attention centers of the brain bringing them online for focused attention. Unlike stimulants or medications, which can have uncomfortable side effects, the Focus System’s multisensory input stimulates the dopamine system to improve attention and focus without medication.
The goal is not a quick fix; it’s lasting change.
HOW IT WORKS
Music, Multisensory Input & Movement
Brain & Body Organization
My Best Self
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All iLs systems come with supervision, either from your current iLs-trained therapist or from an iLs-employed coach who can work remotely with clients who don’t have an iLs provider in their area.
We transform lives of children and adults everyday.
I wanted to give you an update on our progress using iLs at home, my daughter (adopted, age 7, sensory and attention issues) does rhythmic gymnastics—it’s a very high energy sport and many low energy exercises won’t hold her interest. But her focus is ALWAYS off, which makes it difficult to teach her. However, yesterday after 5 ILS sessions, her coach was simply amazed. She called me to ask what was different. She said she was completely focused, and when she got distracted was able to refocus immediately. Learned so much and was able to do so much more. Also, today she had a friend over, and was able to sit and play for two hours! Unheard of in the past. Something’s different, for sure.
Currently at 8 weeks of treatment, Mr. T is able to focus on single tasks for 30% longer than before. I can actually leave him unattended with a puzzle, coloring sheet, or activity to do laundry, dishes, etc. and when I return he is still on task.
iLs Clinical Director Ron Minson, MD, has been working with people with ADD for over 30 years. In this conversation, he discusses the brain differences associated with ADD and how and why iLs is effective in reducing the symptoms of ADD.