iLs has a global effect on the brain and central nervous system. As a result, it is successfully integrated into a wide variety of therapies and programs. iLs provides programs that improve cognitive, language and social abilities. As our brain/body connection becomes more organized, we better process the world around us and become more confident, happy and engaged.
“We figured that she would have to be in therapy for a while and that she maybe wouldn’t even be in mainstream school. But she’s doing great! Nobody even knows that she’s autistic, except her teacher.”
– Pediatrician Lisa McDonough, MD, Maggie’s Mother
“Every therapist we’ve seen — they have all told us to be looking at residential treatment facilities… I no longer worry for him. My worries for him are much more in line with what every parent worries about for their child.”
– Kimberly McRae, Mother
Our client feedback suggests that one of the effects of iLs family of therapies is an improvement in state. This is true in the short term as a result of a single session. And it also is true over time as was found by our research.
When sensory input is better integrated, the brain operates more efficiently and this results in better confidence. While a positive state may be transient, it can create longer lasting impact by launching you into a positive feedback loop. With self-esteem and a positive state, one is more willing to try new things and to succeed. And success begets success because it also breeds self-esteem.
We transform lives of children and adults everyday.
“As a therapist, there are so many times we think if we had one more way to target different centers of the brain and turn them all on at the same time so they could access all of those great skills that they do have…and then iLs came around, and we thought ‘Oh my goodness. This is what we’ve been looking for.’”
– Jill Sengbush, MA/CCC-SLP
“I’ve spent a lifetime running away from my mind… or avoiding my mind, and to have that gift of quietness, to have that gift of enjoying my mind,… to be present with my mind… is truly amazing.”
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.Therapeeds, LLC in Cooperstown, FL
The Focus System has been an integral part of our practice. It has enriched and enhanced the entire therapy process – a powerhouse when combined with sensory integration. Using the auditory and vestibular channel through sound therapy has been the missing link to integrating and organizing the body. The results have been phenomenal!Sensory Self, CT
I have spent a part of my day speaking with different professionals who are currently using the Focus System in their programs, and after talking with 6 different therapists have heard nothing but positive feedback. Congratulations to you all for doing such a fantastic job and truly helping so many children!!!
So grateful that the Focus System is always here. In my house. Ready when my son needs it. And the Focus System ALWAYS makes a difference and fills me with so much hope and excitement for my son's future. What the Focus System has given to my son is almost unexplainable--but what it gives a PARENT is hope. Hope that you never thought you'd feel or know as a parent. THANK YOU!!!
THE GOAL IS NOT A QUICK FIX; IT’S LASTING CHANGE.
iLs helps improve brain organization and function in people of all ages! The iLs method is based on the science of neuroplasticity – that is, that the brain grows, changes and creates new pathways in response to stimulation and input from the environment. This is why iLs uses a repeated, simultaneous, multisensory approach.
And because body organization is essential for optimal brain function, we combine movement with our music and language components. Last, a client’s ability to accept new learning is influenced by their physiological or emotional state. To address this, iLs offers tools to help with state regulation. Together, these lay the foundation for higher cognitive functions like reading, processing, memory and emotional regulation. This is a “bottom up” approach to brain development. It makes sense, since this is the way the brain grows and develops.