iLs for Speech-Language Pathologists
Direct Auditory Feedback Loop. Improved Transference. Fun Movement Activities.
iLs designed the VoicePro to combine fun activities and movement with speech to replicate the way we normally use language. Clients gain confidence in their expressive abilities and social skills.
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The VoicePro has been so beneficial to my practice as a pediatric speech language pathologist. With ability to amplify both the client’s and my own voice, I have seen improved sustained attention and accuracy of speech production. The microphone allows for visual and auditory modeling at the same time. This has been a key tool in making progress with each of my clients, and as a bonus the children think it is cool and are motivated to use it each session!
I just wanted to reply to you to let you know what great results we had with iLs. My name is Ann Webb and I have been a pediatric nurse for over 20 years. My daughter was given auditory processing testing at school and was deficient in many areas. When I asked the school for ideas to help her improve, the special education team really didn’t have answers. I started searching the internet and decided to try iLs. We’ve had great results at our school (Compass Montessori in Wheat Ridge) using iLs with kids ages 5 to 12. The most noticeable areas of improvement were organization, hand writing, reading and behavior. A lot of the kids would ask to do a session if they were getting “stressed out”. My five-year old son is in preschool and within a couple months went from not reading to reading kindergarten books. We are in the process of putting together the objective data (pre- and post-program standardized state tests) and really feel like this was a great experience.
Hi Suzi, I have been using sound therapy for many years in my practice with children and teenagers with learning difficulties. Over the past 2 years I have switched to the iLs Systems and have found they give excellent gains to students with auditory processing difficulties. I have been using this system in a school setting, running a pilot Research programme for children with literacy difficulties ( many of whom have underlying auditory processing difficulties). The early results are exciting and show more gains over a 20 week period than I expected so I am calling on other local schools here to join the study so that we can have a wider base (currently 24 children). In the SCAN C test results we found for example gains in Auditory figure ground of over twice the percentile points in the therapy group (17 percentile point gain) compared to the control group ( 7 percentile point gain). In our reading age testing we found an average increase of 25 months in the therapy group compared with 6-month gain in control group over a 6-month period of therapy. I find the teens respond very well to the intensive programme, they enjoy the 15-minute movement programme which accompanies each session and then simply relax into the listening. I suggest you contact the iLs home office in Colorado ( I am assuming you are in the USA from your email) who will be able to tell you when and where you can train in the USA. It is a very exciting field and I wish you all the best.
Just wanted to pass on that we just began our two-hundredth client. He started on our two-and-a-half year anniversary. Who knew we’d come so far so fast? We feel truly blessed to be doing what we do and are thankful every day for the opportunity to change lives. We cannot thank all of you enough for your on-going work and support.
I am a speech-language pathologist and have specialized in auditory processing disorders for 16 years. My number one preferred therapy has always been the Lindamood-Bell programs and no other therapy has ever lived up to my standards until iLs. I now use a combination of the iLs and Lindamood-Bell therapies together which has produced far better results than with the Lindamood-Bell programs alone. My clients learn to visualize much faster which leads to significant improvements in their comprehension and memory in a much shorter time than with my previous techniques. I also commonly see improvements in some visual skills, auditory discrimination skills, writing, thinking processing speed, attention and focus, balance, coordination, listening in background noise, listening to muffled speech, reading, spelling, some improvement in math and overall confidence. Certain clients have exhibited improvements other than those listed above but in my practice these are the most common improvements. Having a tool that can address areas that I was unable to reach before has been very exciting as a therapist. iLs is also pleasant and easy. Previous to incorporating iLs the therapies utilized in my clinic were demanding and hard work for therapist, parent and child. Although I still use these techniques, I use them in a modified form and do parent teaching so parents can use these tools at home. The children need much less practice with the techniques because iLs has increased their skills and abilities so that everything taught to them is learned more easily and rapidly. iLs is also a great tool for increasing speech and language skills. I had a four year old boy who spoke in one word utterances, was unintelligible to those outside of family members more than 50% of the time and was not toilet trained. I have personally found that the effects of iLs are greatly enhanced when incorporating other therapies along with it, however, we did nothing but iLs with this little boy. By the end of the program his speech improved by 50%, he spoke in 3 to 6 word sentences and he was toilet trained. He also exhibited much more confidence. I highly recommend iLs to speech-language pathologists and every other type of therapist. It truly is a highly effective, fun and pleasant therapy. It has changed my life as well as many of the lives of my clients.
Auditory/Language Processing, Attention, Working Memory -Shannon L. Williamson, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
Social Communication Deficits – Andrea W. Pointer, MS, CCC-SLP
Sensory Processing, Speech and Language Delays– Doreen Hunt MA, OTR/L, Mary Baker, O.D.