The foundational goal and objective of Integrated Learning Strategies (ILS) is to proactively engage children and adults in academic research-based programs that offer a holistic approach to the overall success of the student’s educational, emotional, and social well-being. ILS uses alternative and innovative methods that produce results in academic achievement while differing from regular tutoring services and educational curriculum.


ILS was founded in 1994 by Alene Villaneda, Chief Executive Officer (CEO), and has helped hundreds of children and students for more than 20 years. When Alene first started her journey to create ILS, she never imagined the impact it would have on people and how it would change their lives. In 1991, Alene realized that many people around her, including her own children and extended family members, were struggling in school and falling behind their classmates and peers. After much research, she surprisingly discoveredalene there were no programs in her home state of Utah that offered a solution to these challenges outside the standard tutoring services.

Determined, and unwilling to accept that there was no resolution, Alene began flying out-of-state to complete the necessary training and certifications for more advanced programs that offered solutions to help children and adults succeed with the same challenges.

In 1994, Alene started her business as Alene’s Tutoring, which evolved into Integrated Learning Strategies. More than 20 years later, Alene has helped hundreds of children excel and progress at higher academic levels, allowing them to make huge strides in both their academic and professional lives. She offers assistance, consulting and specialized programs to children and parents all over the world who need help with sensory issues, attention and focus, speech, learning disabilities and academic struggles.


Alene received certification and training under many industrial and scientific professionals, including Dr. Ron Minson, MD, and Kate Minson (Integrated Listening Systems (iLS)); Joy Moeller, RDH, OFM (Myofunctional Therapist); Barbara Greene, OFM (Myofunctional Therapist); Licia Coceani-Paskay, MS, CCC-SLP, COM; and Alec Doman, CEO (Advanced Brain Technologies).

Several of these certified programs are used and implemented at ILS; however, Alene has customized and developed other new and innovative evidence-based methods that produce the best results.

Degrees, certifications, and trainings include the following:

  • Bachelors of Science (BS)
  • Orofacial Myofunctional  (OFM)
  • Certified Natural Health Practitioner (CNHP)
  • Integrated Listening Systems (iLS)
  • Brain Integration Therapist (BIT)
  • Interactive Metronome