Berard AIT is often provided for individuals who display delays in learning and language. This includes problems with auditory processing, memory difficulties, poor concentration, attention difficulty, increased sensory stimulation, reading and hearing sensitivity. The minimum age is 3 years old.
How does Berard Auditory Integration Training work?
AIT was developed by Dr. Guy Berard in order to reduce auditory hypersensitivity, distortions, and delays that interfere with an individual's ability to process auditory information. Distortions in the way sounds are processed and perceived can make it difficult to accurately interpret auditory stimuli. The lack of coordination between the ears may contribute to difficulties in following directions, comprehending what is said or read, and organizing thoughts into words. Dr. Berard states that certainindividuals hear specific frequencies much better than others. When the person perceives sounds in a distorted manner they may be easily distracted and may have difficulty understanding auditory information. These auditory problems may be evident in learning disabilities, attention deficit, dyslexia, hyperactivity, central auditory processing, sensory processing, autism, and PDD.
What is the process?
The individual listens to music with the use of headphones that are specifically modified by the Earducator TM Program. This specifically adjusts the music and has the capability to filter out certain frequencies. The training is provided for 30 minutes, twice daily for a total of 10 hours. Audio tests prior to training indicate whether any narrow band filters may be used. Disclaimer: As with any program, Communication Innovations provides this service with the understanding that there is no guarantee of effectiveness or specific results. AIT is an educational service and not a medical device. It is important for clients and their families to understand that AIT is not a cure.