Therapy Tools for Concussion and Stroke Patients: Communication Tools, Occupational Therapy Tools
We all want to reach our full potential. Unyte-iLs programs use specially-treated music, movement and cognitive activities so we can get there.
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) can have a wide range of symptoms that can affect your health and general well being. Our programs have proven successful at helping victims of TBI address the symptoms and improve cognitive function.
These programs address 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.
HOW IT WORKS
Our programs are 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.
iLs has a global effect on the brain and central nervous system. As a result, it is successfully integrated into a wide variety of programs. It is also an effective rehab tool, addresses users’ vestibular systems and is easily customized for different therapeutic objectives, program lengths, and client needs.
SELECTED CASE STUDIES
TBI, SEVERE DEFICITS IN MEMORY, HEMORRHAGE, MILD COGNITIVE SLOWING
Upon observation, the music appeared to have a positive effect on the clients emotional state. She was observed dancing in chair slightly and having a smile on her face while listening. She also expressed that she liked the music and enjoyed it.
MILD TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY
After his first iLs program, he completed the entire SCAN-3 test without fatigue setting in and showed significant improvement Auditory Figure Ground, Competing Words and Time Compressed Sentences. After his 2nd iLs program, J scored in the normal range on all sub-tests. Most significant improvement was made with the sub-test Competing Words Direct Ear, a diagnostic test that assesses the ability to process competing speech signals by presenting monosyllabic word to each ear simultaneously.
At the onset of therapy, the client was able to read single words with 44% accuracy. He was able to read basic sentences with 20% accuracy. At post-testing, the client was able to read single words with about 80% accuracy and simple sentences with 55% accuracy. Initially, the client would read only the nouns in the sentences, but now the client is able to read the full sentence word for word, in order.
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!
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!
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!!!
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