AIT may be appropriate for:
Individuals with autism spectrum disorders
- Pervasive developmental disorders
- Attention deficit disorders
- Learning disabilities
- Sensory processing disorders (especially over responsivity to auditory information)
- Auditory processing deficits
- Strong environmental auditory and movement sensitivities
Genuine Berard AIT is provided on site by a trained Berard AIT Professional Practitioner.
(The official Berard website is www.berardaitwebsite.com)
Auditory Integration Training Procedure
It is important for AIT participants to have a healthy, well-functioning ear. Therefore, an audiotest is required within 14 days prior to the first AIT session. Another audiotest should be done within seven days of completing the final AIT session. Based on the individual participant’s needs, a mid-point audiotest may also be recommended.
The AIT participant listens to music through the Berard AIT device, the Earducator ™.
The listening sessions are twice a day for 30 minutes for a period of ten days. A minimum of three hours is required between each daily session. The participant listens to music via the headphones that are compatible with the Earducator machine. The Earducator machine electronically modulates the music while the participant is listening to contemporary music. Based on the results of the audiotest, filtering of certain frequencies may also be indicated.
AIT participants have reported positive benefits including:
Additional AIT Resources:
Hearing Equals Behavior 2011 (Book)