AITforyou Auditory Integration Training

Imagine what the world sounds like to your child with hearing imbalances.

A barking dog next door sounds like a series of loud explosions, a fly sounds like a jet engine, talking sounds like chirping with no words or meaning.

And almost any noise produces pain.

If you had problems like this wouldn't you :

  • isolate yourself from everyone and everything that is causing you pain
  • fight anyone or anything in your environment that is making you suffer
  • have problems learning how to speak

This is what the audiogram of a child with extreme hypo sensitive and hypersensitive hearing might look.

This is what the audiogram of a child with extreme hearing imbalances might look like. The lower frequencies are barely heard and the high frequencies are very loud. Everything that he/she hears is distorted.

AIT can help even if your child has less extreme variations in their hearing levels.

This is what you sound like to a child with

normal hearing hyperacute hearing in the higher frequencies hyperacute hearing in the lower frequencies hypoacute hearing in the higher frequencies hypoacute hearing in the lower frequencies

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Tell me more about AIT and how it can help my child

This questionnaire can help you determine if your child is a good candidate for Berard AIT. Select those items that apply to your child.

Is there a family history of auditory processing concerns?

Does your child have a history of hearing loss?

Does your child have a history of ear infection(s)?

Does your child not pay attention (listen) to instruction 50% or more of the time?

Does your child not learn well through use of the auditory channel?

Does your child demonstrate below average performance in one or more academic area(s)?

Does your child have difficulty following verbal directions � often necessary to repeat instructions?

Can your child not always relate what is heard to what is seen?

Can your child not attend to auditory stimuli for more than a few seconds?

Does your child frequently misunderstand what is said?

Does your child say"Huh?" and "What?" many times per day?

Does your child have a short attention span?

Does your child forget what is said in a few minutes?

Does your child have daydreams, attention drifts, or is not with it at times?

Is your child easily distracted by background noise?

Does your child notice sounds before others do?

Does your child experiences problems with sound discrimination?

Does your child have a "startle" response to sudden sound or movement?

Does your child give unusual descriptions of sounds, auditory stimulation or sensation?

Does your child constantly humming or have audible self-talk?

Does your child ignore or take a long time to respond when someone is talking to her/him?

Does your child n eed frequent "quiet time" to regain mental energy and composure?

Does your child not comprehend many words or grasp verbal concepts appropriate for age/grade level?

Does your child have a language problem (morphology, syntax, vocabulary, phonology)?

Is your child nonverbal or very delayed in speech and language development?

Does your child have self aggression or aggression toward others?

Does your child have difficulty sleeping through the night or getting to sleep at night?

Is your child considered to have autism, dyslexia, pervasive developmental disorder, Central Auditory Processing Disorder, Asperger's Syndrome ADHD?

Tell me more about AIT and how it can help my child

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