How Integrated Listening Systems (iLs) Works
iLs activates key areas of the brain simultaneously, trains sensory systems to work together, improves processing of sensory and cognitive information, trains our ability to focus and concentrate.
With sharper auditory and visual skills, we can read better, listen better, attend better. Improved self-regulation leads to self-confidence; self-confidence leads to social skill improvement. Feeling better about ourselves makes us happier people.
Introduction Video for Individuals and Families
This 7-minute video walks parents, families and individuals through how iLs works to address learning difficulties.
Autism Introduction Video for Individuals and Families
This 7-minute video walks parents, families and individuals through how iLs works to address autism symptoms.
Autism Case Study - Maggie McDonough
Andrea W. Pointer, M.S., CCC-SLP; Shannon Norris, OTR/L; Cindy Dawkins, OTR/L
Autism Spectrum Disorder with Pragmatic Language Deficits, Auditory Processing Weaknesses, Sensory Integration Dysfunction and Gross/Fine Motor Skill Delays.
Having Fun During iLs Exercises
iLs is a multi-sensory program for improving brain function. The activities are fun and can be customized for all ages and skill levels.
The music is loaded on an iPod paired with special headphones which deliver it through both air and bone conduction. Simultaneous to the auditory component, the user engages in visual, vestibular and motor exercises.
Parkdale Elementary - parents and teacher discuss iLs
Parents and teachers from Parkdale Elementary in East Aurora, NY discuss the gains and changes their children and students have seen while using iLs.
iLs is proud to offer a school program which enables those working in a school environment to implement iLs more effectively.
Integrated Listening Systems: Denver Pilot Study Interviews
A variety of normed, standardized tests were used to assess 20 children with learning difficulties before and after iLs programs. The report includes each child’s pre- and post-program test scores as well as teacher and parent comments. Teachers involved in the program reported “significant improvement” in 19 of the 20 children. The criteria for “significant improvement” include at least one of the following: being transitioned from special education to regular education, having an IEP removed or overcoming a substantial behavioral challenge.
The iLs VoicePro video
The VoicePro™ is an exciting and unique tool designed to help children and adults improve various auditory processing skills such as phonemic awareness, auditory memory, auditory figure ground and dichotic listening. The VoicePro is applied for all ages and abilities relevant to these goals.
Dr. Deborah Merritt: Combining iLs with ABA Therapy
Many ABA trained therapists implement iLs alongside ABA. The benefits of this combination are evidenced by both immediate (better quality ABA sessions) and long-term results (social/behavior change is accelerated by improved regulation and processing).