Integrated Listening Systems (ILS)

What is Integrated Listening Systems?

Integrated Listening Systems is a multi-sensory program for improving brain function.  It is an enjoyable activity or “exercise” which can be customized for all ages and skill levels.

Who can benefit from Integrated Listening Systems? 

Integrated Listening Systems has a global effect on the brain and central nervous system influencing balance, visual, auditory, motor, coordination, behavior, and emotional regulation.  As a result, it is successfully implemented for a wide variety of conditions including:

  • Learning difficulties, reading, and/or auditory processing
  • Attention and regulation
  • Sensory processing
  • Speech and language
  • Autism and other neuro-developmental difficulties

How does is it work?

Based on clinically proven outcomes, ILS programs strengthen existing pathways and create new neural connections/pathways in the brain (or “neuroplasticity” – the ability of the brain to change).  As these neurological connections grow stronger, language skills and emotional/psychological functions, such as self-confidence and regulation, also tend to improve.

Who is involved?

Our Integrated Listening Systems programs are designed and implemented by certified ILS program providers.  Each participant is paired with a certified Integrated Listening System program provider at our Center to oversee and establish the program for your child.  Regularly scheduled meeting times during the week will be arranged under the Integrated Listening Systems provider’s guidance.

What are the goals?

Integrated Learning Systems programs stimulate cerebellar activity to strengthen neural connections and improve the ability to make skills such as reading, writing, and spelling, automatic.  The combination of movement, listening, and visual stimulation being “exercised” simultaneously is a holistic approach to essentially re-training the brain to become more efficient and effective.  In the process, the strengthening of neural connections can improve performance.

Requirements to begin:

  • Tolerance for headphones
  • ILS certified or authorized provider