We have found the Focus system from iLs to be effective in helping children with attention and sensitivity issues. However, nothing reinforces our belief in the system more than testimonials like this one from one of our parents, Liz.
My name is Liz and I have an 8 year old son who has Aspergers, Anxiety and ADHD. His behavior can be explosive because he does not self-regulate well. He also has coordination problems and difficulty with fine motor skills. My son’s psychologist recommended using a ‘Listening System’ to assist with his emotional regulation and motor skills. I also attended a seminar on ‘Self-Regulation Interventions and Strategies for kids with Autism, ADHD or Sensory Disorders’. In this seminar, Listening Systems were highly recommended.
Our family decided to give it a try. Luckily my son enjoys classical music and it does seem to calm him when he is having anxiety or a difficult day….he even yawns as his emotions and body relax. The first thing we noticed, was that after 2 years of trying to pass his swimming class – after 3 weeks of using the ILS system – he finally did it! We were so excited. What we saw was that he was able to properly coordinate the lower half of his body and the upper half of his body so he could kick the water and pass his arms through the water at the appropriate times to stay afloat. He had not been able to do this before.
We finally decided to purchase this system so we could continue to see improvement in his coordination as well as use it as a calming tool in his therapy tool box.”
For more information on iLs products including the DreamPad pillow, please visit integratedlistening.com, or ask your therapist at your next appointment.