Integrated Listening

20140922-IMG_0055The Integrated Listening System (iLs) is a an auditory and sensory driven system used to improve brain function. Integrated Listening Systems builds on the work of ear, nose and throat (ENT) physician, Alfred A. Tomatis, MD (1920-2001), the originator of the field of listening and sound therapy.

iLs programs effectively retrain parts of the brain involved in learning, communicating and moving. It uses therapeutically filtered music combined with movement to build a strong foundation for higher learning. Combining an auditory program with specific visual and balance activities, iLs strengthens neurological pathways and improves the ability to learn and to process information.

Each product has a specific listening schedule, programmed by our educational specialist. Our iLs clinic programs vary from 25-40 sessions in length. Sessions are typically 30-60 minutes each, with a frequency schedule of 3 per week.

The Dreampad (pillow) delivers music through gentle, calming vibration which you can hear. The process brings about a relaxation response which has been aptly described as a “massage to the nervous system.” It is known to help reduce stress, improve sleep (falling asleep and staying asleep) and decrease sensory hypersensitivity.

20140921-IMG_1636iLs is most often used to improve the following concerns:

  • Learning challenges – reading, writing, cognitive skills
  • Sensory Processing challenges
  • Developmental delays (Autism, Down Syndrome, etc.)
  • Stress, Anxiety and Sleep-related problems

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Also, check out a case study completed by our director, Diane Geerlinks:

To understand more about how this works, click on this link to hear Dr. Minson, the founder of iLs describe this program.