Integrated Listening Systems (ILS) programs stimulate brain activity in children to promote neural connections and that improve their ability with skills such as reading, writing, spelling and so on. The ILS listening treatment is also aimed at using the sensory level to modify an individual’s self-regulation and adaptation to the external world.
Studies have shown that sensory deficiency or overload can result in delayed or arrested development. It is believed that the central nervous systems of some individuals do not properly recognize, process and organize sensory information from their environment and this has been linked with disorders such as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders (ADHD), Autism, Dyslexia and other language and developmental disorders.
ILS programs seek to address this by ‘re-training’ the brain to become better at organizing multi-sensory information through auditory stimulus, by using specific sound frequencies and vibrations, in a safe relaxed environment with the goal of improving the neurophysiological foundation for integrating sensory input in the listener.