Integrated Listening Systems is a program based on the work of Alfred Tomatis, a French Ear, Nose and Throat physician, utilizing altered music, bone conduction and movement activities to retrain 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 tot learn and to process information.
The three main systems for organizing sensory input – visual, auditory and balance (vestibular) – are highly interrelated. Exercising all three systems simultaneously is a holistic approach.
Some of the benefits from this program include:
Improved sensory regulation
Improved vestibular functioning
Improved balance and coordination
Improved visual motor skills
Improved motor planning
Improved reading, writing, and cognitive function
Improved auditory processing
Improved concentration and memory
The iLs programs vary in length from 15-
A therapist trained in iLs will customize a specific program for a child based on his or her particular needs.
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Therapeutic Listening® is a structured sound-
Improved sensory modulation/self-
Decrease in sensory defensive behaviors
Increased attention and focus
A smoothing of mood variance
Improved postural control and bilateral motor patterns
Improved fine motor skills
Increased timing and sequencing
Improved communication skills
and many others!
A Therapeutic Listening® program is specially designed for each client by an occupational therapist trained and certified in the program. It requires the purchase of specific headphones and CD's for use at home. The listening is done 1-
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