AITforyou Auditory Integration Training

Does your child

  • have difficulty coping with specific sounds?
  • struggle with understanding what he/she hears?
  • hum or talk to himself/herself?
  • have trouble with articulation?
  • sound flat without inflection?have trouble understanding what you say?
  • shut down or struggle when there is much background noise?

Any of these symptoms may be an indication of imbalanced hearing, auditory processing challenges, hyposensitive (decreased sensitivity) or hypersensitive (increased sensitivity) hearing. This imbalance in hearing ability can create auditory confusion, language delays, articulation problems, behavior problems and other complications.

Enjoying an AIT sessionAIT has been used with individuals with autism, PDD, dyslexia, learning disabilities, hearing sensitivities, auditory processing challenges, attention deficit disorders and behavior challenges.

Auditory Integration Training (AIT) is a ten day, noninvasive educational and therapeutic technique which helps people to hear all frequencies more evenly, to improve in the processing of auditory input, and to decrease hypersensitivity or hyposensitivity to specific environmental or speech sounds.

Will Berard AIT help my child?

If you are interested in or need more information regarding AIT , please contact us. We will be happy to answer any of your questions.

A peer-reviewed research study on Berard AIT has been published in Autism Insights, an open-access, online journal.
There is no fee to read this article.

NOTE: Auditory disorders are frequently reported in children with developmental delays and behavior challenges, including sound sensitivity and auditory processing. Auditory symptoms are not the cause of the disorder (ADD, ASD, PDD, ADHD, regulatory disorders, and auditory processing disorders). AIT may not cure the disorder but can reduce the symptoms that are interfering with auditory functioning. With the auditory interference removed, the child's (or adolescent's or adult's) learning and behavioral challenges may be more easily treated.

DISCLAIMER: It is important that clients and their families and those who care for individuals with autism and other developmental disabilities understand that Auditory Integration Training is not a cure. As with any treatment program, services are provided with the understanding that no guarantee of effectiveness in any specific case is made by the various service providers associated with T. Silverman, Training and Consultation.