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Integrated Listening System

iLs is an exercise program for improving brain and body function. The activities are fun and can easily be customised for all ages and skill levels.

The combined elements of iLs – music, movement and language – begin with building the foundational supports for body organisation. As the body becomes organised, so does the brain. With increased organisation the brain is able to process information from our environment, sustain attention and learn.

The beauty of addressing brain function at this foundational level is that we become mentally and emotionally resilient, effective at school or work and more socially adept. For example,

  • Dynamic balance, proprioceptive abilities improve – a child finally learns to ride a bicycle
  • With faster processing speed ‐ student pays attention and catches on more quickly
  • Eyes and ears are working together – third grader is now reading at grade level
  • Gross and fine motor systems are integrated – handwriting improves
  • Emotions are controlled– no detention, more friends at school
  • Stronger working memory – better at math and reading comprehension
  • Sustained attention – no longer distracting others and less impulsive

 

Who Benefits?

iLs is for adults and children.

Clients who demonstrate delays and/or difficulties in any of the following areas:

Concentration/Attention/Memory

Chronic pain

Stress / Anxiety

Speech, Language

Written Expression & Reading Comprehension

Behaviour, Social Communication

Motor Skills

Sensory Processing

Processing speed

Sleep Issues

 

How does iLs work?

iLs is 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 trains for brain/body integration through a staged approach, starting with the fundamentals of sensory integration and then extending through more complex cognitive functions, including language, self-expression and social skills.

The notion that the brain is able to change in response to stimulation, an ability known as “neuroplasticity,” is now so widely accepted it can be called fact. iLs programs are based on this principle, providing gentle and specific stimulation in order to activate the neural pathways used in the processing of sensory information. Neuronal connections in these pathways are strengthened and new connections are established through repeated sessions of multi-sensory input. iLs programs are customized, i.e. individualized for each person’s therapeutic goals.

At BHT, Hollie uses the iLs core therapy programs from the iLs Focus Series : a multi-sensory program which combines auditory, balance and visual exercises.

All Focus systems include music programs loaded onto an iTouch, air/bone conduction headphones, and Integration Kit (movement and balance equipment and guidebook). The Focus Series allows clinicians and educators to select specific iLs programs to be loaded onto the iPod for their clients’ needs.

 

What is iLs used for?

Applications include

  • sensory processing and body organization
  • learning/academic and attention difficulties
  • symptoms related to autism spectrum (ASD)
  • cognitive efficiency and poor memory
  • head injury and stroke rehab
  • stress and anxiety
  • chronic pain
How iLs Influences Attention and Regulation How iLs Influences Auditory Processing
How iLs Influences Learning Ability How iLs Influences Reading
How iLs Influences Sensory Processing How iLs influences Speech

In this video, Dr. Hallowell and Dr. Minson, experts in their fields of ADHD and sound therapy, respectively, discuss how iLs works. They explain how the multi-sensory input of iLs is used to improve functional outcomes:

 

Try it at Braidwood Holistic Therapies

BHT practitioner Hollie Bakerboljkovac uses the iLs in Wellness Sessions with clients. Book your session online or phone (02) 4243 8032.

Hollie has been using the iLs with her own children since 2012. She became certified in the Focus System in 2018, and can now offer this amazing tool to other families.

 

Price schedule and further information

When iLs is used in stand-alone sessions the BHT price structure differs.

Individual sessions are at less cost than regular Wellness Sessions, as a way to help families offset the frequency of appointments.

Get the iLs information here >>>

 

Wellness Nerds : Get Educated

Want to know more about the science behind iLs? Click here to get a list of published articles to nerd-out on the literature.

 

  
 

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Integrative Therapist & Coach

Hollie Bakerboljkovac has a 20+ year career in natural health education, psychotherapeutic practice and movement training. She is passionate about Wellness, and will help you to overcome the patterns in your life that limit you from being all you can be.

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Integrated Listening System

iLs is an exercise program for improving brain and body function. Based on neuroplasticity research, iLs supports rewiring of the brain and polyvagal nervous system, via a multi-sensory program combining auditory, balance and visual exercises.

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