Integrated Listening Systems

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Integrated Listening Systems

Postby makingitpossible » Tue Feb 19, 2013 1:59 pm

Just want to make sure I am researching the right one: http://www.integratedlistening.com/

Who else has done this?

I wanted to start a new thread since the other one got way off track.

JeniB sent me a video on the inner ear and autism:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ClxUnML1R4I

Feedback please..lets not get off track please :).

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Re: Integrated Listening Systems

Postby sweetTEA » Tue Feb 19, 2013 5:55 pm

I am seriously looking into this. My techy husband really does not want to spend $1800 on headphones, an ipod and filtered music. He thinks we could fashion something just like it for a fraction of the cost. I don't think it'd be the same. I have only heard good things about iLs. I would love to hear others experiences too.

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Re: Integrated Listening Systems

Postby JeniB » Wed Feb 20, 2013 9:19 am

There are a few CD's on amazon that kind of target this audience. The two piano's used by Mozart is one example of two different tempos put together that possibly help structure the brain. I think it's possible to just research mozart and why only his music addresses this and just try it. IT is NOT going to hurt I'd imagine. I think having them do sensory activities WHILE listening is possibly key. We're seeing some good things with our crossover rythmic writing, it combines speech and tracing crossing midline. It is doing something for sure. It's putting more than once sense together to stimulate the brain that I feel is effective with these therapies, because there's such sensory disregulation in autism, synchronizing them is possibly helpful. I just read an article about speeding brain speed with the use of light directed into the ear as well. I personally know of an autism recovery with laser light applied to the speech area of the brain with acupuncture. It worked on a child that was lethargic, non-verbal and weak muscle tone. After 10 sessions he was starting to use english AND spanish, and his muscles got stronger.

here's info on the light therapy.

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/249647.php

adding some good quotes here
These results are important because they show that the reaction time of healthy people can be improved by bright light administered with a headset through the ear canal.

Both studies support evidence from the Finnish study in May, that shows how bright light significantly increases activity of the neural networks, especially in regions of the brain linked to visual perception, when channelled directly to the brain.


The subjects that received trans-cranial bright light treatment improved their reaction time by 25-30%, compared to performance before the treatment and compared to a control group.

In the earlier research with hockey players, the reaction time of the test group to a visual stimulus also improved by 25-30%, said Professor, Leading Senior Physician Timo Takala from Oulu Deaconess Institute.
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Re: Integrated Listening Systems

Postby dabaxter » Wed Feb 20, 2013 9:25 am

My understanding is that ILS removes certain frequency based on what round you are doing. Also, the headphones have a vibrating transducer in the top of the headphones that actually vibrates the scalp. My only point is I think there's a lot more to ILS than just playing Mozart music.
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Re: Integrated Listening Systems

Postby JeniB » Wed Feb 20, 2013 9:27 am

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Re: Integrated Listening Systems

Postby JeniB » Wed Feb 20, 2013 9:59 am

Mozart alone has been proven to increase cognition. I guess I get tired of the heavy price tags when it comes to autism treatment. $1800 is too much for even vibration of the scalp and special frequencies. The child that recovered with acupuncture (in my hometown) was just regular ole' acupuncture prices. I think $40 a session? It was so dramatic that the acupuncturist was trying to get a study going at a local university. Some kids didn't respond, the more hyperactive ones did better with the acupuncture point around the navel, but didn't recover. I think only one recovered. Pretty interesting way at going at it though. I'd love to look into the light therapy in the ear as I feel this has always been an issue with my son, his inner ear being off, he had major head flattening on one side when he had his head tilt. He even had to see a helmet specialist to look at reshaping his head. It actually evened out on it's own with placing him differently in his crib and physical therapy to help with the head tilt (although it didn't go away until biomed, the growth spurt head tilt's that would come and go). I always wonder if we had done the helmet if he'd be better off today, we just didn't have the funds for it as it was cosmetic at the time.
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Re: Integrated Listening Systems

Postby Winnie » Wed Feb 20, 2013 11:08 am

JeniB wrote:Mozart alone has been proven to increase cognition.


That hasn't really been proven:

Mozart's Music Does Not Make You Smarter, Study Finds
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/05/100510075415.htm

JeniB wrote: I guess I get tired of the heavy price tags when it comes to autism treatment. $1800 is too much for even vibration of the scalp and special frequencies.


True enough! Parents might want to try unmodulated music -- it's almost free.

This study showed a benefit for both (and no statistical difference between) listening to modulated music (the frequency-altered type promoted in listening programs) and unmodulated music (no control group though).

J Autism Dev Disord. 1996 Jun;26(3):361-74.

The long-term effects of auditory training on children with autism.

Bettison S.

Source
Autism Research Institute, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

Abstract

Eighty children, 3-17 years of age, with autism or Asperger syndrome and mild to severe distress in the presence of some sounds, were randomly allocated to two groups. The experimental group received auditory training and the control group listened to the same unmodified music under the same conditions. Significant improvements in behavior and severity of autism were maintained for 12 months by both groups. Informal data suggested that a range of abnormal responses to sound and other sensory abnormalities may also have improved. Verbal and performance IQ increased significantly 3 to 12 months after interventions. Findings suggest that some aspect of both auditory training and listening to selected unmodified music may have a beneficial effect on children with autism and sound sensitivity, and indicate a need for further research into the effects that led to these changes and the mechanisms involved in the sensory abnormalities commonly associated with autism.
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Re: Integrated Listening Systems

Postby sweetTEA » Thu Feb 21, 2013 2:07 pm

I'm sure they sell headphones that are similar with the boning on the top of the head. I just wonder how much they are. My husband thinks he can make them. In the parent webinar I watched, it says they start as normal but high quality headphones but they gut the headphones and remake them special with the boning/padding and the one-sided cord.

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Re: Integrated Listening Systems

Postby Winnie » Thu Feb 21, 2013 4:21 pm

sweetTEA wrote:I'm sure they sell headphones that are similar with the boning on the top of the head. I just wonder how much they are. My husband thinks he can make them. In the parent webinar I watched, it says they start as normal but high quality headphones but they gut the headphones and remake them special with the boning/padding and the one-sided cord.


You can buy bone conduction headphones (you can google for choices). I don't see why it would make any difference if the bone conduction feature was located on the top of the head or elsewhere on the cranium (like the temples) -- unless for convenience when using the air conduction headphones simultaneously. Wherever the cranium is vibrated by sound, these vibrations are picked up by the inner ear.

I wish my husband was handy with tech projects!
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Re: Integrated Listening Systems

Postby sweetTEA » Fri Mar 15, 2013 10:43 am

I just got an email saying there is now a rental option for iLS which is very nice because the price is what was holding me back...




I just found out I can start offering a rent to own program for the iLs Total Focus on Monday for those in the United States and Canada.

The program will consist of the following terms for the rental of the Total Focus Program, including the Play book and integration equipment and coaching.

Pricing: $195.00 per month, plus tax if applicable

Term: month-to-month, no minimum term

Payment: credit card, with automated recurring billing

Payment dates: 1st payment due on contract signing, same day each month thereafter until; cancelled

Termination: upon sending equipment back in working order

Partial months: no

Buyout of equipment: at any time

Buyout pricing: to be determined – either $1795 less cumulative rental payments; or $1795 plus small premium, less rental payments

Approval: subject to credit approval

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Re: Integrated Listening Systems

Postby dennielynn » Sat Sep 07, 2013 10:42 am

I am currently working with an OT using the iLs system but she really does not want to deal with all the issues of becoming a "seller". Am I to understand that you able to rent us the system with the option to buy; with our rent going toward the purchasing price? I am VERY interested. Please let me know who to contact you.

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Re: Integrated Listening Systems

Postby Lakesandra » Wed Dec 14, 2016 6:25 am

sweetTEA wrote:I am seriously looking into this. My techy husband really does not want to spend $1800 on headphones, an ipod and filtered music. He thinks we could fashion something just like it for a fraction of the cost. I don't think it'd be the same. I have only heard good things about iLs. I would love to hear others experiences too.


ILS program is worth only good things. It helps the brain to process sensory, cognitive and emotional information more effectively. But it also don't have to be so expensive :) sensory-therapies.com check this page out and learn more - from my experience - I would totally recommend it.


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