Create new neural pathways and synaptic activity
Unyte-iLs programs are based on the fact that we can change our brain – we can essentially re-wire it through specific and repeated stimulation, a concept known as neuroplasticity. As in building strength and endurance with physical exercise, we are able to build neurological pathways and synaptic activity at any age.
iLs programs integrate music, movement and language exercises for the purpose of improving brain function. iLs programs are designed to be fun, and may be used on their own or in conjunction with other methods.
What Unyte-iLs Programs are offered at ALS?
ALS is proud to be a certifed provider of iLs sound therapy programs for both child and adults! All iLs Programs are run by Wiliam Merring, a Physical Therapist and Neurological Certified Specialist.
The Safe and Sound Protocol (SSP)
For children and adults. Works to help listeners feel more connected, in control and regulated.
The Safe and Sound Protocol is an evidence-based therapeutic tool designed to reset the nervous system and return it to safety. Designed to work with other therapeutic approaches and modalities, the SSP features specially filtered music that stimulates the vagus nerve. The Safe & Sound Protocol (SSP) is the only practical application of Polyvagal Theory, and is designed to improve sound sensitivities and auditory processing, behavioral state regulation (ADHD), and social engagement behaviors through specially-filtered music. The SSP allows for the repatterning of neural networks and improved regulation of the autonomic nervous system (ANS) for lasting change. SSP trains the middle ear muscles to tune-in to cues of safety signaled by the frequencies of human voice, which stimulates the social engagement system through the neural network associated with listening.
For children and adults. Improves brain and body organization, and emotional regulation.
The Focus System is a clinical intervention used to improve brain function through brain and body integration via multi-sensory input. The Focus System can be used at home, and consists of specially-treated music combined with fun movement activities, and, when ready, cognitive challenges to further activate brain networks. Ideal for both children and adults, the Focus System includes programs for mood, sensory & motor, concentration & attention, auditory processing and more.