What is Auditory Integration Training?
Berard Auditory Integration Training (AIT) is a listening program that reorganizes the sensory center of the brain through use of specialized modified and filtered classical music, listened to over headphones. The sessions are done twice a day over a 10-day period. AIT organizes the hearing and stimulates the brain to improve information processing and decrease auditory processing disorders.
The training program can be given to children as young as six months and many adults also benefit. Improvements may be noted during the 10 days of training, but gains can occur up to six months afterward.
Berard AIT was developed by Guy Berard, MD, a French Ear, Nose, and Throat physician, in Annecy, France, to help with his wife’s severe tinnitus. After he had successfully treated her, he turned his attention to learning disabled and autistic children with phenomenal success. If your child has a diagnosis of ADD, ADHD, autism, dyslexia, auditory processing disorder, apraxia, or any other learning disability, it is likely that they can be helped by Auditory Integration Training. Contact us today by email of phone for a FREE Auditory Processing Assessment.
Is Your Child a Good Candidate for AIT?
“We have a different child than we had prior to Auditory Integration Training. Jack has become a much happier, loving child who is a pleasure to everyone who has a relationship with him. I think you can count our family among your biggest successes. Thank you so much for your guidance and commitment to our son.”
Why AIT Can Help Your Child
Improved Learning, Language and Social Skills with the Berard method of Auditory Integration Training
Individuals with auditory and sensory processing problems have difficulty interpreting daily experiences. The capacity to hear and communicate is compromised. Behavioral issues and social skills are often affected as a result.
The Berard method of Auditory Integration Training (AIT) helps reorganize the brain to improve auditory and sensory processing capabilities. Participants use headphones over a 10-day period twice a day for 30 minutes each to comfortably listen to AIT auditory stimulation. This reorganizes the dysfunctional sensory center so the brain no longer gets overloaded with disorganized information.
Language, learning and social abilities develop more normally and participants are better able to excel as a result.
This method of auditory training was originally developed by Guy Berard, MD – a French ear, nose and throat physician – who successfully used this technique with thousands of people in Europe for more than 30 years.
The Berard system of AIT has since become regarded as the most effective approach available for enhanced listening skills, language, learning and sound tolerance.
Indications an individual could benefit from AIT
The following difficulties may present the opportunity to benefit from AIT:
- Poor attention span
- Slower thinking and processing
- Difficulty listening, understanding, and remembering
- Difficulty following multi-step directions
- Brain “traffic jams” when processing sensory information
- Hindered ability to put ideas in sequence
- Hyper-acute hearing (over-sensitive) and hypo-sensitivity (tuned out)
- Low tolerance for distractions
- Speech delays
Children with diagnoses of Autism, ADHD, ADD, or Auditory Processing Disorder usually benefit from AIT