What Is The Integrated Listening Systems Program?
The Integrated Listening Systems (ILS) program refers to a type of sound therapy that is similar to auditory integration training. The therapy uses headphones to deliver modified classical music to a patient while they undergo multisensory movement exercises.
The ILS program was designed for autistic children that are over the age of 12 months and can also be used for children suffering from other developmental disorders, such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), dyslexia, auditory processing disorder and development coordination disorder. This technique is not recommended, however, for children that also suffer from bipolar disorder.
The ILS program is designed to reduce sensitivity to sound and improve a child’s ability to control their emotions and is said to improve behaviour, social skills and ability to concentrate.
The ILS program was developed in 2007 by a group of sound therapists in Denver, Colorado, the aim of which was to combine movement and sound therapies into a single approach.