The therapy targets individuals exhibiting difficulty with auditory integration. The aim of the program is to improve the interhemispheric transfer of auditory information, coordination of information between both ears, and the association and coordination of auditory information with other sensory systems. It is based on the scientific principles of neuroplasticity and is deficit specific, evidence-based with measurable success.
Motor Development delays can present several challenges for children, and yet there is strong evidence that daily physical movements integrated into a child’s life can help increase their academic achievement. The motor development part of this program will explore the unique learning needs children with motor impairments and/or delays face while incorporating the vestibular, proprioceptive, tactile and visual systems. Children will experience fun, active, and developmentally appropriate activities that will help increase coordination, balance and motor skills.
The integrated auditory/motor therapy incorporates principles and therapies from Integrated Listening Systems (iLs). The iLs program utilizes a simultaneous, multisensory approach to improve processing. The fundamental tenet of iLs is that multisensory inputs from visual, motor and auditory systems must be efficiently and rapidly processed for optimal brain function. The program is based on the premise that higher cognitive functions such as the acquisition of speech and language, reading, writing, spelling, math skills, and communication are dependent upon accurate processing of incoming sensory inputs. Even behaviours such as attention, concentration, memory, reasoning, planning and social skills are equally dependent on accurate and efficient processing of information.