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Using Home Therapy for Kids with Processing Disorders

I just started using a home therapy program for my daughters and I'm pretty excited about it. My daughters have a variety of proce...

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I just started using a home therapy program for my daughters and I'm pretty excited about it.

My daughters have a variety of processing issues.

  • Alexis (age 17): dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia, sensory processing, Asperger's
  • Lorelai (age 13): dyslexia, dysgraphia, auditory processing disorder, sensory processing disorder
With all these challenges, I jumped at the chance to use this home therapy program.

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Using Home Therapy with Kids Who Have Processing Disorders

{Disclosure: I have received this product free of charge. I was compensated for my time and, as always, all opinions are my own.}


What is iLS?

It's great to have a therapy available, but having a therapy I can do in the comfort of my own home is exciting! So what's this program?

It's called the Total Focus Home Program from iLS.


iLs is medication-free and uses movement and activities in lieu of on-screen programs. The program is an integrated listing system (iLS), a sound and movement therapy for people living with special needs, including 

  • dyslexia
  • autism
  • apraxia
  • dysgraphia
  • auditory processing disorder
  • ADHD/ADD
  • Down’s syndrome
  • and sensory processing disorder.
The iLS should be used two to five times per week for 20-50 minutes per session. Using a headset, iPod Touch, and other equipment, children integrate sound with body movement.

The special headset contains a bone conduction piece which sends sound through the bones themselves. Pretty cool!


By combining sound with balance and coordination exercises, various parts of the brain are being exercised and retrained. In this way, the program improves communication and processing, cognitive skills, as well as memory and concentration.


Does home therapy really work?

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iLs has been used at some of the top clinics in the world to address learning difficulties and autism, and it is now available for home use. While I'm not using it for autism, that's a terrific statement of success.

Clients who have used the at-home program have reported substantial improvement in attention and sensory issues.


I was quite impressed by the feedback the program has received. In particular, in liked this client testimonial:



"Together, with occupational therapy and iLs, their sensory issues have almost disappeared. The anxiety and emotions that used to take over lives has subsided."
Anxieties and sensory issues are such a huge thing in my home. In fact, anxieties tend to increase the SPD symptoms, so I'm all for anything that will help anxieties!

We've only just begun using the program and will be using it for three months. I'm hoping to see improvement in my kids processing issues (language, auditory, and sensory).

If you'd like to learn more about the program, check out the science behind iLS. 


If you're interested, contact the company. I had to call them to discuss the fact that my kids have bipolar disorder. The coach I spoke with was helpful, answering all of my concerns.



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Your Kid Is Weird - Life on the Autism Spectrum

Guest Post: This is a very special guest post written by my daughter, Lee Anne. Your kid is weird. Your child is strange. So is mine...

Guest Post: This is a very special guest post written by my daughter, Lee Anne.


A homeschool mom explains why she's proud to admit she and her daughter have Asperger's Syndrome.

Your kid is weird. Your child is strange. So is mine. So is every child on the autism spectrum.  

We have kind-hearted, genuine, loving, sensitive, compassionate, passionate, intelligent, INCREDIBLE people that we're raising. That, my friends, is something we all should be very proud of.


Unfortunately, not many people are proud to admit who their child is. 

Many people want to try to hide it from the world. They don't want to "label" their child in eyes of others. They don't want other children, parents, teachers, or random strangers looking at their child as the autistic kid.

But why not? Why hide that? 

You and I know our kids will never get away from it. They will not suddenly wake up one day neurologically "normal." I know this because I have yet to wake up neurologically "normal." 

I have Asperger's and I am completely happy to tell others. I also let others know my child has it.

Why shout out to the world how weird your child is?

10 Things You Should Know About Aspies

This is week #8 in  iHomeschool Network's 10 in 10 series  where this week the writing prompt is "10 Things You Should Know Abo...

Who knows better about Aspergers than someone who has it? Here are 10 things this Aspie homeschool mom wants you to know. #Aspergers #Aspies

This is week #8 in iHomeschool Network's 10 in 10 series where this week the writing prompt is "10 Things You Should Know About Me". My angle on this is.... 


10 Things You Should Know About Aspies


Aspie is a nickname of sorts for someone who has Aspergers Syndrome. Asperger's is a high functioning form of autism. 

Like all forms, it's on a spectrum. 

Some aspies are higher functioning than others. The higher-functioning, the fewer symptoms exist in that person.