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Integrated Listening

How does Integrated Listening (ILS) work?

ILS programs effectively “re-train” parts of the brain involved in learning, communicating, and moving. Combining an auditory program with specific visual and balance activities, ILS strengthens neurological pathways and improves our ability to learn and to process information.

The three main systems for organizing sensory input – visual, auditory, and balance (vestibular) – are highly interrelated. Exercising all three simultaneously is a holistic approach which can help people of any age feel sharper, more focused, and self -confident.

Who can benefit?

ILS programs directly affect our sensory systems, thereby influencing a broad spectrum of our day-to-day functions. ILS is most often used to improve the following concerns:

• Learning difficulties – reading, writing, cognitive functions
• Visual/auditory processing
• Concentration and Attention
• Balance/coordination
• Sensory processing

In addition, ILS is helpful for children on the autism spectrum who have difficulty processing environmental stimuli appropriately. It is also useful in the recovery of executive functions after head injuries, and improving emotional well- being and self- confidence.

Integrated Listening

Then, I found out about ILS, Integrated Listening Systems. This was a game changer for my son, who has ADD (attention deficit disorder). It is a fascinating program! It helps bombard all the sensory systems all at once and helps with focus, balance, among a ton of other things. His concentration was better which helped him with his homework.