iLs for Clinicians in Mental Health

Counsellors, psychologists, neurofeedback therapists and other clinicians find iLs a natural complement to their practice. iLs programs are conducted simultaneously with the therapist’s specialty. The inherent flexibility of an iLs program allows therapists to customize programs to meet client needs and time constraints.

How do I integrate iLs into my practice?

Most mental health professionals use iLs in the beginning of a therapy session as a warm up, building rapport with the client and reducing anxiety in the process.

  • What is iLsClinic Programs: Most clinic programs involve 15-40 sessions, with each session being 30-60 minutes in length.
  • Clinic + Home Programs: To supplement the frequency of clinic therapy, iLs has a rental program for your clients. iLs handles the equipment, shipping, etc. and you oversee the therapy. More frequency = better results.
  • School Programs: iLs can be combined with counseling in a school setting very effectively. School personnel can be trained to conduct iLs sessions in the absence of the mental health professional so that the frequency required for improvement may occur. For specifics on school implementation please see the Educator section or contact iLs.

Understanding iLs and How it Works

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 can 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. More

iLs trains the neurological pathways needed for daily functioning. The combined activities have a global effect on the brain and central nervous system, influencing the following systems and their function: auditory, visual, vestibular (balance and coordination), motor, cognitive (thinking and reasoning) and emotional. As a result, it is successfully applied to a wide variety of conditions.

  • Learning – Building the skills which enable success in school: attention, visual and auditory processing, memory, self-expression, social skills
  • Performance Optimization – Improving processing speed and timing (athletics), creativity and imagination (arts and business), self–esteem and self-confidence (personal development)
  • Neuro-Developmental – Achieving therapeutic goals related to emotional and behavioral regulation, sensory processing, communication and social skills; examples: Autism, Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy
  • Psychological/Emotional – Improving attention, emotional balance and vitality
  • Rehabilitation – Recovering energy and skills related to language, movement and cognitive function (memory, organization, planning) after a stroke or head injury

Getting Started

  1. Watch Webinar: introductory webinars are available at no charge, live or on-demand
  2. Sign up for training: training may be taken by distance or live, in various locations throughout  Australia – register here
  3. Purchase equipment: please view our product page to get a close up, and call us to learn more about what’s best for your practice, pricing, etc.
  4. Professional Development: continue to hone your ils expertise through specialized webinars, advanced training, case studies and Clinical Insights series (sent to you monthly by email), iLs Associates Group on Facebook, and more.
  5. Support: Once trained, iLs Associates may access the  iLs Professional Resources pages of the web site for forms, documents and materials related to the marketing and application of iLs in their practice.  Additionally, webinars, newsletters and case studies are available to support ongoing professional development.   Equipment and light clinical support are available at no cost via email and telephone. For more detailed case consultation, iLs’ Clinic Directors and Advanced Certification trainers, Mariane Judd, PhD(Psych) and Joanne McIntyre, OT, M.S(Psych) are available by appointment.

What is iLs?

iLs is a complementary approach to brain fitness which can be integrated into a broad variety of educational, therapeutic and self-improvement programs. In the same way we can train our bodies to become stronger and healthier, iLs trains the brain to process sensory, cognitive and emotional information more effectively. With better synaptic connectivity, we perform better. It’s about as simple as that.

We start with music and movement, and then gradually integrate language and cognitive processes. The exercises appear simple but become increasingly difficult as we add new layers for simultaneous processing. The program involves no computers or screens of any type. Someone once referred to iLs as “a boot camp for the brain.” We’d like to think of it more as play, and we all know we work hardest when we play!

Get in Touch

Office:
11 Eurolie St
Balwyn North, Vic. 3104
Phone: 0413 738 958
0432 689 199

Service/Shipping Office:
11 Eurolie St
Balwyn North, Vic. 3104
email: support@integratedlistening.com.au
Phone: 0432 689 199

For general inquiries or clinical support email clinical@integratedlistening.com.au or call 0413 738 958 or 0402 133 382

For sales or if you are having trouble with your iLs equipment, email support@integratedlistening.com.au

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