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.
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.
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.
Description: Effectiveness of the Integrated Listening System for Children with Autism and Sensory Processing Disorder
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.
Description: Study on the effect of the iLs program on arousal with children having sensory processing disorder
Description: A controlled study of 64 disadvantaged elementary school children conducted by literacy researchers at the University of New Mexico
Description: Survey reviewing therapists’ experience using iLs with over 1300 children on the autism spectrum; results are in 24 outcome categories
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.
Description: Data on the efficacy of iLs in school programs
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iLs in School: Motor, Language & Reading Difficulties
The subject, a first-grade student, presented with significant delays in gross and fine motor skills, significant difficulty in early literacy skills, articulation and auditory processing skills. After completing an individualized iLs program, the client saw significant gains in gross and fine motor skills, academics and articulation achieving all of the provider’s and parent’s goals.View all Case Studies Read this Case Study
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