WHAT IS THE ILS FOCUS SYSTEM?
The Focus System is the core product for improving brain function through the implementation of the iLs method: brain and body integration through multisensory input. The Focus System is a clinical-level intervention designed for home use. Focus System programs consist of therapeutically-treated music combined with fun movement activities, and, when ready, cognitive challenges to further activate brain networks. The flexibility of 60-minute or 30-minute versions of the programs, which target specific goals, make implementation easy in clinics, schools and home.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Focus System programs provide simultaneous multisensory input to help develop new and reinforce existing pathways governing organization of the body and brain function. Therapeutic music is delivered via iLs’ air and bone conduction headphones, providing auditory input to the brain and sensory input to the body. Movement activities, customizable for all levels, provide additional sensory and motor input for body organization. Finally, cognitive activities, added later, challenge the brain to process multiple pieces of simultaneous information, which is reflective of demands required of the brain in our day-to-day world.
Especially in younger people and those recovering from injury, this staged approach develops a foundation that may never have been fully developed or was interrupted due to an event. With appropriate stimulation, the brain’s ability to successfully process and retain information leads to better academic outcomes. In addition, there is an increased ability to control impulses, self-regulate behavior and engage appropriately with others.
Teens and adults also see improvement in these areas, as well as improvement in reading comprehension, concentration, memory and performance at work. Most report less stress and anxiety and a happier disposition.
With a suggested frequency of three – five times per week, home-based programs often supplement once-a-week clinic visits.
Course Prerequisite: Clinical/Educational Degree.
After you successfully complete the course, you may use the designation “iLs Associate” and are qualified to purchase iLs Focus Series Systems.
A Certificate will be emailed to you following successful completion of the entire course:
- attendance at training (either on-site or distance), and
- receipt of your quiz (with passing score)
For your convenience, this course is offered in two formats: on-site and online. Choose one that works for you.
|This 1-day training covers the curriculum in a hands-on interactive format and takes approximately 8 hours to complete.||The online training covers iLs methodology via hard copy materials and an interactive webinar format, and takes approximately 3 hours to complete.|
|Pre-course reading materials and a quiz will be sent out to registered trainees prior to the course.||The training materials are available immediately via the registration confirmation e-mail. Study materials will be mailed to trainees within the US.|
|Bring a completed quiz with you to the training.||Send a completed quiz to iLs by email ([email protected]) or fax (303-399-3418) prior to the webinar date.|
|Successful completion of the entire course will result in 1.4 AOTA CEU. Pro-rated credit will be awarded those who arrive late/leave early.||Successful completion of the entire course will result in 10 contact hours or 1.0 AOTA CEU. Categories 1 (Domain of OT) and 2 (Occupational Therapy Process)|
*Learners who successfully complete the practitioner training may attend any other Foundations & Implementation course at a “refresher” rate of just $75.
Upon successful completion of the course you will be able to:
- Demonstrate knowledge of the relevance of the three frequency zones and how those frequencies impact our body and learning
- Explain the fundamentals of sound processing
- Demonstrate an understanding of iLs music selections, processing and treatment
- Explain how sound, movement and visual tracking are combined as one program and how to implement programs with clients
- Understanding the key elements that inform iLs methodology
- Combine programs and individualize iLs
- Use clinical assessment tools for program selection
- Integrate iLs into a clinical practice or school setting, including home use
iLs is an American Occupational Therapy Association Approved Provider of continuing education. AOTA does not endorse specific course content, products, or clinical procedures.
iLs is an International Institute of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standard; Certified Autism Specialist Credential approved provider.