iLs is natural fit for PT practices, whether in clinic, school or home environments. In addition to enhancing a PT’s sensory integration work, it is also an effective rehab tool, addresses users’ vestibular systems and is easily customized for different therapeutic objectives, program lengths, and client needs.
How do I integrate iLs into my PT practice?
iLs is a flexible therapy which is done simultaneously with PT activities in clinic, school and/or home.
- The 3 components of iLs: auditory, motor and interactive language – can be used together or independently, depending upon the situation and the needs of the individual. Most pediatric PTs use the iLs auditory component simultaneous to their regular activities, and take specific pieces of the iLs motor program as applicable.
- Clinic 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 PT in a school setting very effectively. School personnel can be trained to conduct iLs sessions in the absence of the PT so that the frequency required for improvement may occur. For specifics on school implementation please see the Educator page or contact iLs.
- Watch Webinar: introductory webinars are available at no charge, live or on-demand
- Sign up for training: training may be taken by distance or live, in dozens of locations throughout the U.S. and Australia – register here
- 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.
- 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.
- 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, case studies and ongoing professional development courses are available. Equipment and light clinical support are available at no cost via email and telephone. For more detailed case consultation, iLs’ Clinic Director and Advanced Certification trainer, Ron Minson, MD (psychiatrist), is available by appointment.
Who benefits from iLs?
iLs has a global effect on the brain and central nervous system. As a result, it addresses many symptoms:
- Learning Difficulties (e.g. reading, attention, language and auditory processing)
- Autism and other neurodevelopmental challenges
- Sensory Processing
- Cognitive Functions related to stroke/head injury rehabilitation
- Performance Optimization, including processing speed, sleep, creativity and self-expression.
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.