In keeping with our belief that treatable emotional and psychological concerns are brain based, Lifespan Counseling Center is pleased and excited to offer iLs as a treatment modality. iLs has a broad and robust application for the children and adults seen in our practice. As used by Lifespan Counseling Center iLs is a multi-sensory program for improving brain function and has a positive effect on:
- Emotional regulation
- Behavior and self-control
- Attention and concentration
- Auditory processing
- Sensory processing
- Trauma Processing
iLs is a viable program for neuro-developmental concerns related to autism, oppositional defiance, ADHD, central auditory processing, anxiety, depression, and PTSD related to sub-par functioning. When used by a trained practitioner, iLs is customized for every child and adult. iLs benefits include improvements in self-regulatory behavior, self-esteem, social skills, academics, and relationships at home.
Lifespan Counseling Center is impressed with the research and positive clinical outcomes of iLs, which is based on the concept of neuroplasticity. Neuroplasticity is the brain’s ability to become stronger and develop new neural pathways and connections. As these neurological connections grow stronger, language skills and emotional/psychological functions, such as self-confidence and regulation, also tend to improve.
iLs involves a set of specialized headphones, musical software and simple physical activities. Clients are typically seen in the office once a week and dedicate time at home the rest of the week following a program set up specifically for you. There is a cost for the headphones and listening system. Doing most of the work at home make iLs cost-effective and results in long-lasting benefit as the brain becomes “hard wired” for positive functioning.