iLs at Home
How Can iLs Help?
We all want our children to reach their full potential. The iLs method, using the Focus or Pro series, integrates sound and movement to create a foundation for learning, attention and behaviour so children can get there. The goal is not a quick fix; it’s a lasting change.
iLs is based on the fact that we can change our brain – we can 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 connections and synaptic activity at any age.
We train 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.
“This has been – for anybody that’s participated in it – it’s just unbelievable the kinds of gains we’ve been able to see. It’s really life-changing for these kids.” – Marcia Nagel-Ahern, School Psychologist
Where is iLs most effective?
- Autism & Developmental Difficulties iLs is a complementary approach which is often used with other methods and programs to help those on the autism spectrum.
- Learning & Attention The iLs Program is customizable for each individual; read more about how the program influences learning, reading, attention and emotional regulation, speech, auditory processing and sensory processing.
- Performance Optimization iLs is used by students, athletes and professionals of all ages to achieve better attention, mental acuity and motor coordination.
My daughter is 2 weeks from completing iLs. I has been nothing short of miraculous for us. ADHD runs on BOTH sides of my families. She also has visual and auditory processing issues but only moderate. Her reading scores increased an entire grade level in just a few months. She is calmer too…It’s been a miracle for us! She loves the sessions and her therapist. They make it fun.
iLs never advertises itself as a magic cure for ADHD and SPD, and it’s not. Instead, the program is designed to be used continuously over several weeks, gradually helping clients improve focus, attention span, and self-control. I like that it’s part of an overall lifestyle change – one that we’ve really benefited from making.
We are doing great and enjoying the program. My son has experienced some pretty big growth since starting, a big one has been with his fear around water. At the beginning of the season he was terrified of being in water, even with a life jacket, and would cling to me. Very quickly his confidence increased and he was comfortable swimming around with his life jacket. As of last week he was so confident he wanted to swim without his life jacket and was able to. We are 34 sessions in.
iLs Home Program
The iLs Home Program supports your use of iLs at home, whether you are doing the program on your own or supplementing a clinical program. We provide you with equipment through a rental plan, the iLs Activities Playbook and , if you have chosen the iLs Coaching Supervision, a professional coach who monitors your program via phone and email.
The program is both fun and challenging, and it can be customized for any skill level. While iLs is not complicated to implement at home, it does require commitment, planning and some guidance. To ensure you have a successful experience, clinical instruction and supervision are required; for the Home Coaching option, it is included in the price of the program.
iLs Programs are typically 30-60 minutes in length, 2-5 times per week over a 2-6 month period.
The iLs Home Program Includes
iLs Focus System
A Personal iLs Coach
iLs Activities Playbook