Who Can Benefit?

Many people can benefit from AIT. The following conditions can greatly benefit from undergoing auditory integration training.

ADD/ADHD

Berard method AIT is one of the few programs that is helpful for the treatment of ADD/ADHD (Attention Deficit Disorder and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder). AIT has been shown to normalize hearing and the way the brain processes information. Often we find that a key element with ADD/ADHD is distractibility due to hypersensitive hearing or other sensory issues. AIT can help normalize the senses so that improvements are seen in focus, attention, and ability to concentrate more easily even in noisy environments. In addition, there are fewer times of feeling “over-loaded,” better ability to have appropriate behaviors and improved academics. AIT is a good precursor to other therapies and educational components as once the functions are more normalized it allows the individual to utilize other therapies or education and training programs more effectively. Once improvements in behavior and learning begin to occur, we often see improvements in mood and social skills as well.

Asperger’s Syndrome

Berard method AIT is one of the few programs that is helpful for the treatment of autism spectrum disorders such as Asperger’s Syndrome. AIT has been shown to help normalize the way the brain processes information so that we often see a reduction in the sensory sensitivities so common in Asperger’s. Once there is less sensory overload, we often see improvements in mood, behaviors and the ability to handle difficult social situations.

Autism and PDD

Berard method AIT is one of the few programs that is helpful for the treatment of (ASD) autism spectrum disorders including (PDD) Pervasive Developmental Disorder and Asperger’s Syndrome. AIT has been shown to normalize the way the brain processes information so that we often see the sensory issues and hypersensitivity diminish or resolve completely as well as speech and language improvements. If one can hear more accurately, one can develop speech more accurately and easily. If one can have more normalized senses then there are fewer over-loads and a reduction in “self-stimming” behaviors.

Auditory Processing Disorders

Berard method AIT is one of the few programs that is helpful for the treatment of disorders such as Auditory Processing Disorder. AIT has been shown to help normalize the hearing, the auditory processing, and the way the brain processes information so that we often see a reduction in the auditory delays and distortions that are most commonly found in Auditory Processing Disorders. Once there is more normalization of the auditory system, we often see improvements in speech and language development, receptive and expressive language and other related issues such as the ability to handle noisy environments and social situations.

Central Auditory Processing Disorders

Berard method AIT is one of the few programs that is helpful for the treatment of disorders such as CAPD or Central Auditory Processing Disorder. AIT has been shown to help normalize the hearing, the auditory processing, and the way the brain processes information so that we often see a reduction in the auditory delays and distortions that are most commonly found in Auditory Processing Disorders. Once there is more normalization of the auditory system, we often see improvements in speech and language development, receptive and expressive language and other related issues such as the ability to handle noisy environments and social situations.

Dyslexia

Berard method AIT is one of the few programs that are helpful for the treatment of disorders such as Dyslexia and other Learning Disabilities (LD). AIT has been shown to help normalize the hearing, the auditory processing, and the way the brain processes information so that we often see a reduction in the auditory delays and distortions that are most commonly found in Dyslexia and other learning issues. Once there is more normalization of the auditory system, we often see improvements in reading, writing, speech and language development, (receptive and expressive) and other related issues such as the ability to handle noisy environments and social situations.

Studies at Rutgers University and elsewhere have found that often with dyslexia there are slight delays in the hearing or ability for the brain to process auditory information. Since the Berard Method of AIT helps to normalize the hearing and neurological functions, we often see improvements in academics and learning issues related to dyslexia.

Depression

Berard method AIT is one of the few programs that is helpful for the treatment of depression. AIT has been shown to help normalize the way the brain processes information. Once there is less sensory overload, we often see improvements in mood, behaviors and the ability to handle difficult social situations. Dr. Berard found that certain depressions correspond to certain patterns of hearing and when these are normalized, the depression diminishes or clears up. One study found that there was a normalization of serotonin levels after AIT which can also positively affect mood.

Hyperlexia

Berard method AIT is one of the few programs that is helpful with disorders often associated with hyperlexia such as Autism Spectrum Disorders. AIT has been shown to normalize the way the brain processes information so that we often see the sensory issues and hypersensitivity diminish or resolve completely as well as speech and language improvements. If one can hear more accurately, one can develop speech more accurately and easily. If one can have more normalized senses then there are fewer over-loads and a reduction in “self-stimming” behaviors.

Hypersensitive Hearing

Berard method AIT is one of the few programs that is helpful for the treatment of Hypersensitive Hearing. AIT has been shown to normalize the hearing and the way the brain processes information so that we often see the sensory issues and hyper-sensitivity diminish or resolve completely as well as improvements in learning, speech/language development, mood, and behaviors. If one can hear more accurately, one can develop speech more accurately and easily. If one can have more normalized senses then there are fewer over-loads and a reduction in related negative behaviors. Children and adults with hypersensitive hearing often get easily overwhelmed in noisy environments or from having to handle hearing quiet background noises louder than normal. Once the hearing is more normalized people are able to handle noisy or chaotic situations much easier.

Hyposensitive Hearing

Berard method AIT is one of the few programs that is helpful for the treatment of Hypo-sensitive Hearing, hearing loss and other hearing impairments. AIT has been shown to normalize the hearing and the way the brain processes information so that we often find improved hearing both in terms of volume, clarity of sound and acuity as well as sound field discrimination or what some people call “cocktail party syndrome” (in other words, difficulty distinguishing foreground from background sounds).

AIT helps in many other related areas since hearing can affect language skills, mood, behavior, and social issues. Once the hearing is more normalized many of the issues diminish or clear up. For example, if one can hear more accurately, one can speak more accurately and easily. People with hyposensitive hearing often get easily overwhelmed in noisy environments. Once the hearing is more normalized people are able to handle noisy or chaotic situations much easier.

Sensory Integration Disorders

Berard method AIT is one of the few programs that is helpful for the treatment of Sensory Integration Disorders. AIT has been shown to normalize the way the brain processes information so that we often see the sensory issues and hyper-sensitivity diminish or resolve completely as well as improvements in mood, behavior, learning issues, speech, and language. If one can have more normalized senses then there is less overload, less need for self-soothing and a reduction in “self-stimming” behaviors.

AIT helps with other sensory issues also. It uses filtered and modulated music to help stimulate the audiological and neurological systems. Since AIT uses sound, which is vibrational, going into the areas of the brain where all the different glands and organs are that control different senses and systems of the body, we often see improvements not only in the hearing but in other areas such as vision, taste, smell, touch, balance, coordination, and handwriting among others.

Sensory Issues

Berard method AIT is one of the few programs that is helpful for the treatment of Sensory Issues. AIT has been shown to normalize the way the brain processes information so that we often see the sensory issues and hyper-sensitivity diminish or resolve completely as well as improvements in mood, behavior, learning issues, speech, and language. If one can have more normalized senses then there is less overload, less need for self-soothing and a reduction in “self-stimming” behaviors.

Nonverbal Learning Disorders

Berard method AIT is one of the few programs that is helpful for the treatment of disorders such as Nonverbal Learning Disorders (NLD). AIT has been shown to help normalize the hearing, the auditory processing, and the way the brain processes information so that we often see a reduction in the auditory delays and distortions that are most commonly found in non-verbal and other learning issues. Once there is more normalization of the auditory system and neurological functions, we often see improvements in reading, writing, speech and language development, (receptive and expressive) and other related issues such as the ability to handle noisy environments and social situations.

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