Technical description Integrated Listening System (ILS) is an auditory stimulation program which provides prerecorded filtered classical music, functioning with an iPod. The sound is delivered via special headphones equipped with air and bone conduction transducers. ILS also includes voice feedback tasks and movement activities.
Science foundation claims The music has been filtered to focus on certain frequencies which are correlated with specific brain functions. Simultaneous to the auditory component, the user is engaged in language and motor exercises which gradually become more complex.
The ILS program is a progressive auditory training which helps the brain to process sensory, cognitive and emotional information more effectively.
Protocol of Use Typical ILS programs are 20-40 sessions in length, 2-5 times per week. Each session is 30-60 minutes long, During part of the listening sessions, the user is invited to perform specific movement and motor activities explained in a Playbook.
How can you use Soundsory as a complement to this program? Soundsory is an auditory stimulation program, similar to ILS wherein it uses a multi-sensory approach to stimulate the vestibular and auditory systems simultaneously. It is comprised of a music listening section and a section for body movement exercises.
The music has been specifically recorded to emphasize the rhythm of sounds in order to activate body movement. In addition, it is electronically processed using a patented dynamic filter system to create specific sound contrasts.
The Soundsory body movement exercise program focuses on building proprioceptive abilities through specific, repetitive movement exercises.
It is a 40-day program of daily 30 minutes of music listening with exercises. The program is divided into two sessions of 20 days each.
Learn more about Soundsory here.
Professional Equipment The classical ILS equipment includes an IPod with specific filtered music programs and air/bone conduction headphones. It is called the ILS Focus Series. Another separated device named VoicePro is an amplifier of voice feedback to do language tasks. It is sold with an Integration Kit and a play book for balance activities.
End-users Equipment The DreamPad® is a classical pillow with bone conduction transducers placed in the middle of the synthetic feathers (starting at USD 179)
Training for Professionals Cost / duration and prerequisites for the first level of certification: One day ILS live training certification is USD 275.
Equipment is not included.
You must hold an Educational or Clinical degree.
Online Training The online ILS training certification is USD 250 for.
Number of Professional certification levels 3.
About the company
Good to know: Ron Minson has been trained by Dr A. Tomatis.
Company’s founder and date: ILS was created In 2007, by Dr. Ron Minson.
Number of Practitioners: 500 – 750
Main Area: USA – Canada – Australia
INTEGRATED LISTENING SYSTEM
2851 S. Parker Road, Suite 800
Aurora, CO 80014
■ Easy to implement and easy to use
■ mixing auditory, language and movement
■ Using a regular Ipod with limited individualization
■ Training for professionals very limited