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. At home the child struggles to follow a simple set of instructions. Homework takes forever to complete. 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. The result is job dissatisfaction.
How does iLs help Attention and Focus?
Starting the day with depleted resources means being behind all day long. The Dreampad induces a good night’s sleep from the get go, leading to a restful sleep throughout the night so everyone starts the next day with energy.
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.
HOW IT WORKS
Music, Multisensory Input & Movement
Brain & Body Organization
My Best Self
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. You can find an iLs Provider here or contact us to locate someone in your area.
The goal is not a quick fix; it’s lasting change.
Sensory Processing And Attention Deficits
“N demonstrated significant improvements over the course of treatment, particularly in the areas of sensory-motor integration, executive functioning, working memory, oral fluency, and pseudoword decoding. External correlates of his improvements include a significant decrease in oral sensory seeking, a resolution of his drooling, significant decreases in hyperactive behavior and emotional dyscontrol, and significant improvements in classroom and academic performance.”
ADHD, Motor And Social Difficulties
“During the past three years of school, K required stimulant medications to remediate his decreased attention, impulsivity, and motor tics. When K began the medications, his parents noticed a decrease in the frequency of his motor tics. Currently, though he is not taking any medication, his motor tics have almost completely disappeared. This year, K has received all As and Bs and made Honor Roll.”
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.
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.
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