The following list includes iLs-related research studies which are either completed or currently in progress. To view case studies, please visit our case study section.

An Investigation to Evaluate the Benefits of the Integrated Listening Systems (iLs) in Primary/Early Elementary Classrooms (Kindergarten-Third Grade): The Case of Valley View Academy in Northern California(Download as PDF )

Jeannie Dubitsky, Ed.D, University of California, Davis, 2014

Abstract: Ten students were measured over an academic year of using iLs while at school. Students showed improvement in all areas evaluated- physical, academic, social and emotional development – after experiencing the iLs program.

Measuring the Effect of the iLs Dreampad with Ten Veterans Diagnosed with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) (Download as PDF)

Jan C. Nelson, OTR, MA

Abstract:This study conducted with 10 veterans suffering from PTSD. Each participant recorded their sleep habits and pain symptoms for two weeks prior to using the Dreampad and two weeks while using the Dreampad. Their journals included usage, sleep habits and other comments. Study participants saw significant sleep changes after using the Dreampad.

A Sleep Intervention for Children with Autism: A Pilot Study (Download as PDF)

Sarah Schoen, PhD, OTR, Assistant Research Director, SPD Foundation

Abstract: This study examined the immediate, short-term effects of Integrated Listening Systems’ (iLs) Dreampad on the sleep behaviors of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Status: currently in the peer review process of an Autism publication.

iLs Dreampad Heart Rate Variability (HRV) Study (Download as PDF)

Kelly L. Olsen, PhD, Director, Clinical Researchand Development,  SleepImage

Abstract: This study measures the effect of the Dreampad on the parasympathetic nervous system. Ten of twelve adults showed significant PNS engagement within 5 minutes of using the Dreampad.

iLs’ American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) 2013 Poster Presentation (Download as PDF) iLs PDF Document

Description: Effectiveness of the Integrated Listening System for Children with Autism and Sensory Processing Disorder

iLs Home Program Autism Study (Download as PDF) iLs PDF Document

Theresa May Benson, PhD, OTR/L

Abstract: Study on the effect of the iLs home program on 18 children diagnosed with autism. The purpose of this multi-site intervention study was to examine the effectiveness of the iLs Focus home program with 18 children, from 4 to 8 years of age with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Results found significant gains across multiple subjective and objective outcome meausres in areas of social skillsand emotional regulation, number and severity of autistic behaviours, and overall functional adaptive behaviour skills.

Sensory Processing Disorder Foundation (SPDF) Arousal Study (Download as PDF) iLs PDF Document

Description: Study on the effect of the iLs program on arousal with children having sensory processing disorder

Early Intervention Literacy Study (Download as PDF) iLs PDF Document

Description: A controlled study of 64 disadvantaged elementary school children conducted by literacy researchers at the University of New Mexico

Survey of iLs Professionals  (Download as PDF)iLs PDF Document

Description: Survey reviewing therapists’ experience using iLs with over 1300 children on the autism spectrum; results are in 24 outcome categories

Attention and Auditory Processing Disorder  (Download as PDF)

Julia Harper, PhD, OTR/L and Aimee Levine Weiner, Aud; published in Advance OT Magazine

Abstract: Therapeeds, a private clinic in Ft Lauderdale, Florida, reports the results of 29 children diagnosed with APD who completed the Therapeeds’ H.O.P.E. sensory motor program combined with iLs. Among the pre- and post-tests are the following:

Vestibular: Pre-testing indicated 0 of the 29 children had intact vestibular processing skills measured by the PrN and functional skills. Post-testing showed all 29 in normal range.

All Auditory Processing Skills: Post-intervention, 22 of the 29 children had auditory processing skills that were completely within normal limits in every area.

Medications: Seven of 29 children began this therapy on medicationfor attention-related concerns. By the end of this program, the medications for all 7 had all been discontinued.

ABR Binaural Summation: Pre-intervention ABR tests showed all 29 children had little difference between listening with one ear and listening with both ears (binaural summation). Post intervention, all 29 tested in the normal range.

Elementary School Pilot Study (Download as PDF) iLs PDF Document

Description: Data on the efficacy of iLs in school programs

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!

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