iLs combines auditory stimulation with balance, movement, and visual motor activities. Used in conjunction with other therapeutic approaches, iLs can help improve learning skills, regulation of emotions, and self-confidence.
iLs builds upon the psychoacoustic techniques of the Tomatis method. It helps train a child’s brain to process information from different sources at the same time, a critical component of skill-building, attentiveness, memory, and emotional regulation, which in turn help build self-esteem and self-confidence. iLs can help dramatically improve your child’s ability to function in high-stimulus environments like school, sports, and social activities.
iLs is typically used to complement other therapeutic practices such as occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech therapy, ADHD coaching and more. Each listening session typically lasts up to 60 minutes. The first 15-20 minutes combines auditory stimulation with balance, movement and visual motor activities. The remainder of each session is spent doing creative activities such as drawing, puzzles, fine-motor games, or just relaxing in a comfortable chair.
The program is customized to your child’s current ability to process multi-sensory information, starting with basic sensory integration and building steadily to more complex cognitive functions like language and self-expression.
iLs programs have been shown to be effective for children with attention difficulties, auditory processing disorders, reading and learning difficulties, problems with pitch discrimination or phonemic awareness, as well as challenges with self-esteem, alertness, focus, and energy levels.
iLs trains the neurological pathways needed for daily functioning, a concept known as neuroplasticity. Combining physical activities with auditory stimulation has a global effect on the brain and central nervous system. Like an exercise program for the brain, it starts simple and slowly builds in sophistication as the brain’s capacity for processing sensory, cognitive, and emotional information expands.
Interested in learning how iLs could be used to complement your child’s therapy? Give us a call at 828.670.8056 to schedule an assessment or talk to one of our clinicians.