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“Our daughter Annie, age 9, was slow to develop and had learning problems from the beginning. She had always been in Special Ed, but thought we should try listening therapy as we had personal friends suggesting it. After just one month of sessions, we started noticing Annie’s changes. Her eye contact improved, she seemed to be more ‘with it’ and her mood was generally improved. We thought it might just be temporary and were afraid to believe our hopes. In time we saw significant improvement in articulation, communication (both verbal and non-verbal), and balance and coordination. She has shown great progress in balance and rhythm. Over a year has passed since she completed the program and all of these changes have remained in place. This has changed our daughter’s life, and ours as well.”
-Sincerely, J. Kauer
What is iLS?
Integrated Listening Systems builds on the work of respected leaders in these fields, such as ear, nose and throat (ENT) physician Alfred A. Tomatis, M.D. (1920-2001). Among other discoveries, Dr. Tomatis helped identify the relationship between certain sound frequencies and their effect on functions of the mind and body. Building upon the psychoacoustic techniques originally developed in Europe by Dr. Tomatis and further refined over the past 8 years in the U.S. by Dynamic Listening Systems (DLS), iLs programs combine auditory stimulation with balance, movement and visual motor activities.
The design of iLs programs is based around the listening component. A simplified explanation of Dr. Tomatis’ findings shows that certain bands, or zones, of sound frequencies affect different abilities. Each product has a specific listening schedule, into which the balance and visual activities are included. These “integrating” activities comprise 15-20 minutes of each listening session, and are explained in a Playbook which accompanies each unit.
Is iLS Right for My Situation?
iLS is NOT a treatment for tinnitus. It may be used if you have this condition, but do not expect it to treat it.
iLs is an effective therapy for BOTH children and adults providing:
- Better impulse control
- Improved self-regulation
- Increased social engagement
- Better socially appropriate response
- Mood benefits such as lower anxiety and stress
- Improved self-esteem and willingness to try new things
- Happier disposition, calmer demeanor
- Increased cognitive skills such as concentration, attention, reading comprehension, and memory to enhance performance at school or work
The Focus System can be integrated into a broad variety of practices such as:
- Occupational Therapy
- Speech Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- ADHD Coaching
- Autism Specialties
- Psychology / Counseling
- Sports Coaching