Integrated Listening Systems (iLs) has a suite of modalities that Brain Harmony consistently uses in the focus of care.
Integrated Listening System's iLs Focus System, is a natural, medication-free tool for improving brain function. It is used by all ages and skill levels; in fact, it's used in some of the top clinics in the world. The iLs Focus System effectively "re-trains" parts of the brain involved in learning, communication and movement. Combining an auditory program with specific visual and balance activities, the iLs Focus Sytems strengthens neural pathways and improves our ability to learn and process information.
The iLs Focus System affects our sensory systems, thereby influencing a broad spectrum of our day-to-day functions. The iLs Focus System is most often used to improve the following concerns:
Learning challenges including reading, writing, attention, speech and language, processing and cognitive functions
Developmental delays such as those found with Autism, Down Syndrome and pre-mature birth
Rehabilitation for mild brain injury, stroke and Parkinson's
Stress and Sleep-related problems
What is the Safe and Sound Protocol?
The Safe and Sound Protocol, SSP, was developed by Dr. Stephen Porges, author of The Polyvagal Theory. The SSP is a five-day intervention designed to reduce stress and auditory sensitivity while enhancing social engagement and resilience. By calming the physiological and emotional state, the door is open for improved communication and more successful therapy. Research-based therapy shows significant results in just five days in the following areas: social and emotional difficulties, auditory sensitivities, anxiety and trauma related challenges, and in attention stressors that impact social engagement.
Our emotional and physiological state are critical to how we approach any task at hand. When a child is in a better state of control, not only can he/she be more socially engaged, he/she is more open to therapy. Better state of regulation improves therapeutic outcomes. The non-invasive intervention involves listening to music that has been processed specifically to retune the nervous system (regulating state) to introduce a sense of safety and the ability to socially engage. This allows the client to better interpret not only human speech, but, importantly, the emotional meaning of language. Once interpersonal interactions improve, spontaneous social behaviors and an enhanced ability to learn, self-regulate and engage are often seen.
The DreamPad is a therapeutic pillow which reduces stress and improves sleep. It uses a patented technology to play music through gentle vibration, a process which triggers the nervous system's relaxation response. It is equally effective for all ages, and particularly helpful for those experiencing stress, hyper- arousal, anxiety and auditory sensitivity. Research has been conducted on the DreamPad's effectiveness with stress, sleep, autism and PTSD.
Other Devices we use alongside the iLs Suite
Alpha Stim Device
Alpha Stim is a clinically proven medical device that relieves anxiety, insomnia and depression using electro-medical technology. Alpha-Stim generates a unique patented waveform no other device can offer. Much like every white pill is not the same, the uniqueness of Alpha-Stim's waveform produces results vastly different from any other medical device. Unlike medications which are introduced to your body in chemical form and then broken down to smaller components such as electrons, Alpha-Stim begins at the electron-level, allowing your body's cells to return to their natural functioning state. Alpha-Stim provides long lasting, cumulative relief without the risk of negative effects such as tolerance and addiction to medications.
Astronaut Training Protocol
The Astronaut Training Protocol is a protocol developed by Mary J. Kawar, MS, OTR, and Sheila M. Frick, OTR. It is a sensory integrative protocol that is designed to stimulate and integrate the vestibular, visual, and auditory systems. Vestibular enhancement has always been central to sensory integration practice.