NOTE TO PARENTS:
All certified Berard AIT Practitioners in the world are required to meet the credential criteria and successfully complete a four day Professional Seminar training course taught by an Auditory Integration Training Instructor.
Who were you trained by and when?
Was/is that person a certified Berard AIT Professional Instructor?
How extensive was your training program?
What kind of ongoing supervision and support do you receive as a Berard AIT Professional?
Avoid using any AIT Practitioner who does not have the proper professional training!
What equipment will you be using for Auditory Integration Training?
NOTE TO PARENTS:
Why did you choose the equipment you
are now using for your Auditory Integration Training practice?
What headphones will you use?
Do they meet the standards for Auditory Integration Training?
What other professional credentials
and experience do you have?
Do you have training in any other type(s)
of Listening Intervention(s)?
If so, which other intervention(s)?
What level of professional training/certification did you receive for that intervention(s)?
What is the total fee you charge for
Auditory Integration Training sessions for a child?
for an adult?
for more than one member of the same family?
What does this fee charged include,
Is a deposit required to schedule sessions?
If so, how much and what are the terms of this deposit?
What method of payment do you accept?
Do you accept payment terms?
What disclosures and/or forms will I/we
be required to sign prior to beginning
Auditory Integration Training?
What are the PRECAUTIONS that you recommend
during and after Berard
Are there airplane travel precautions?
Are there medical precautions?
Are there headphone precautions?
Are there noise exposure precautions?
Are there any other types of precautions to be aware of?
Where will the AIT listening
therapy sessions be conducted?
Is the location quiet?
May I attend and/or observe AIT sessions with my child?
As the AIT Practitioner,
will you personally be supervising and observing my child during their
If you will not be supervising all Berard AIT sessions directly, who will be supervising them?
Is that individual also certified as a AIT Practitioner?
If not, what specifically are the credentials of this individual?
testing required for my child?
Where will the audio testing be conducted?
Who will conduct the audio testing?
What is that Practitioner's professional background, training and experience in conducting the Berard AIT Audio Testing Protocol?
How many children (or
adults) in total have you provided AIT services to in your professional AIT practice
How many children (or adults) have
you already you provided AIT services to (or do you anticipate
providing services to) in
your professional AIT practice this year?
How should I best
my child for the Berard
Auditory Integration Training sessions?
How is it best to acclimate my child to you, your office environment and the AIT process before beginning sessions?
What is your
expectation of my child during the AIT sessions?
What is your expectation of me as the parent during the AIT sessions?
What is the highest intensity level
of decibels that a child is exposed to during the
What is the highest intensity level of decibels that an adult is exposed to during the AIT listening sessions?
Are there known periods of
during and/or after AIT?
If so, is there a certain time frame that is typical?
What is that time frame?
How many of the Participants you trained for AIT went through an adjustment period?
What should I be aware of about a possible adjustment or regression period during/after AIT for my child(ren)?
Are they any time intervals I can expect for adjustments?
How much experience do you have working
special needs children and their families?
What is the biggest contribution you feel that you will make to my child(ren)/my family as our AIT Practitioner?
Optional Other Questions To Ask About Berard Auditory Integration Training
Request name(s) and phone number(s)
for at least three (3) references of parents of children who have used
that you are interviewing for
AIT or related services in the
past year to determine if were those parents are well satisfied.
After you complete PARENT AIT CHECKLIST and discuss it with the Berard AIT Practitioner, you may wish to ask: