Theresa May Benson, PhD, OTR/L
Please note that all studies published before 2019 refer to the Focus System as “iLs”.
Summary: This study on the effect of the iLs home program on 18 children diagnosed with autism was conducted by Dr. Teresa May Benson of The Spiral Foundation, a non-profit research organization. The purpose of the multisite intervention study was to examine the effectiveness of the iLs Focus home program with 18 children, ages 4 to 8, diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Results found significant gains across multiple subjective and objective outcome measures in the following areas: social skills, emotional regulation, number and severity of autistic behaviors, and overall functional adaptive behavior skills.