Other Difficulties and Disorders
We all want to reach our full potential. iLs uses specially-treated music, movement and cognitive activities so we can get there.
iLs addresses the development of whole brain/body integration through a staged developmental approach, starting with the fundamentals of sensory integration and then extending through more complex cognitive functions, including language, self-expression, and social skills.
The goal is not a quick fix; it’s lasting change.
HOW IT WORKS
iLs is based on the fact that we can change our brain – we can essentially re-wire it through specific and repeated stimulation, a concept known as neuroplasticity. As in building strength and endurance with physical exercise, we are able to build neurological pathways and synaptic activity at any age.
We transform lives of children and adults everyday.
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 can unequivocally say that the Focus System stands far above the rest in terms of measurable, functional gains with a wide variety of clients. Not only have we seen consistent improvements in listening and specific auditory processing skills, we have also witnessed changes in motor components such as balance and coordination, improved overall organization and regulatory skills as well as gains in academics such as decoding and reading comprehension.
I can't believe last fall I had to distract E trying to keep the earphones on for only fifteen minutes and now he puts them on for a whole hour a day and can do the playbook and all the sewing cards, puzzles, beading and cutting calmly. He's changed so much!
WE INTEGRATE MUSIC, MOVEMENT, BALANCE AND LANGUAGE EXERCISES TO IMPROVE BRAIN FUNCTION.
iLs trains the neurological pathways needed for daily functioning. The combined activities have a global effect on the brain and central nervous system, influencing the following systems and their function: auditory, visual, vestibular, motor, cognitive and emotional. As a result, it is successfully applied to a wide variety of conditions.
SELECTED CASE STUDIES
HYPERACTIVITY, AGGRESSION AND AUDITORY PROCESSING DIFFICULTIES
His improved ability to self-regulate has had a great impact on his functioning. He used to be aggressive (punching/throwing pillows, screaming in people’s faces); this has completely stopped. He can still get overly excited at times, but his ability to bring himself back to a “just right level” has improved dramatically (he can do this on his own and in a timely manner). His overall academic and social functioning has made an impressive turn, and he is a much happier child.
MISOPHONIA AND OCD
As early as session one, Anna noticed a decrease in the trigger sounds within the music. She reported being “very relaxed” most of the day post-listening.
Madeline had just turned 6 years old when she was referred for Occupational Therapy by her psychologist, whom she and her mother had been seeing for 6 months with little improvement. There was concern she may have had a bipolar mood disorder, but her parents were reluctant to consider the need for medication and wanted to try a more holistic approach first.
EMOTIONAL REGULATION DISORDER
The combination of iLs, OT and therapeutic riding was an effective means of helping this 7-year old girl learn to self-regulate her arousal level and decrease her anxiety. She accomplished all of her therapeutic goals, and her family and teacher are duly impressed with the changes.