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Who is a good candidate for AIT?

How AIT Can Help

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

  • Hands placed over ears to avoid sounds

  • Person runs from noise

  • Loud noise makes person cry

  • Checks out appearing to be deaf, not able to pay attention or focus

  • Avoids crowds or group situations due to noise

  • Has auditory comprehension problems, is better at visual learning, fails to follow spoken directions

  • Has a history of ear infections

  • Does not pay attention to verbal instructions

  • Is easily distracted by background noises or drifts from paying attention

  • Has difficulty with phonics

  • Learns poorly through the auditory channel

  • Has a diagnosed language or speech difficulties

  • Displays slow response time to verbal stimuli

  • Frequently gives odd or inappropriate responses in conversation

  • Needs physical prompts to follow verbal commands

  • Responds to only part of a verbal command

  • Is easily distracted by random noises

  • Has slow response time

  • Has speech and language delay or disorder

  • Inconsistent education performance

  • Tantrums easily

  • Hears sounds such as airplanes, etc. before anyone else, and often runs away from them

  • Avoids eye contact

  • Hums or makes noises

  • Has difficulty organizing the day

  • Is fatigued by end of the day

  • Needs constant activity or visual stimuli

  • Has difficulty finding the exact words to express themselves

  • Is non-verbal

  • Has hyper-acute/overly sensitive hearing

  • Has a low tolerance for distractions

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woman in brown sweater covering her face with her hand