AIT Improves the Lives and
Learning of those with Autism, ADHD, Hyper Hearing, Sensory issues and other
diagnoses...in 10 Days.
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2004, the AIT Institute is the largest resource
website on Berard AIT in the world.
is a clinically effective 10 hour auditory intervention that will
correct auditory processing challenges that are present in autism
and many other
Berard AIT consists of 20 sessions that are 30 minutes each,
done 2 times daily over 10 or 12 consecutive days.
At Home AIT
services are now available in the USA and Canada and certain
Facts for Parents About Auditory Integration Training
The current Berard AIT protocol requires that a Participant listen to modulated music on device
developed for Berard AIT, using high quality headphones for a total of ten
(10) hours, over 10 (or 12) consecutive days under the supervision of
a professional trained AIT Practitioner.
This video about Berard AIT was produced by and features
Laurie Ross-Brennan, Associated AIT Practitioner,
Parents or adults considering AIT are encouraged to watch this 11 minute
This video explains the basics
why AIT works and the many types
benefits AIT provides as a sound
therapy. In this video, parents, teachers and other
professionals share success
testimonials about the impact of AIT
on the lives of children.
The cost for AIT sessions for In Office services
with an AIT Practitioner
typically ranges between $1,200 to $2,000 (in the USA) depending on
your geographic location and the
AIT Practitioner used
for In Office services.
AIT is not a medical intervention and is
not therefore not intended to be covered by medical insurance.
non-medical AIT Practitioners who bill insurance or
encourage Participants to submit bills to insurance for Berard AIT
are violating the principals of Berard AIT, their certification
instructions as a AIT Practitioners, well as professional
Dr. Berard developed a scientific method of retraining theear's acoustical reflex
- known also as the stapedius muscle so that the
Participant will be able listen and to process sounds more normally
without distortions and delays.
AIT is also documented to improve the flow of blood to
AIT is based on
Dr. Berard's theory that the use of his specifications to
electronically modulate and filter selectedmusic retrains the ear and
auditory system to work properly.
Dr. Berard discovered that
hypersensitivity, distortions and delays in the auditory
contribute to inefficient learning.
AIT retrains a disorganized auditory
system. The end result is that there is a more
efficient processing of auditory information as a result of
the 10 day Berard AIT program.
the cause of the hearing and auditory processing problem is
corrected, all therapy and other
educational interventions can
often become more effective. Changes can then occur
that enable the Participant to achieve at a higher
body is constantly impacted by internal and external sound
stimulation and vibrational energy.
Each organ in
the human body responds to a different sound frequency.
When the listening process is not working properly, it
can interfere with our entire system, our overall health and
our ability to function in harmony.
The way our
bodies respond to and process sound and vibrational energy
affects us deeply.
and frequency impacts our overall health, mood, energy
level, alertness, attention span, focus, concentration,
information processing and how we express ourselves, both
verbally and in writing.
Additional filters for AIT are NOT required on clients with autism, those
age 6 or under or those who can not
comply with audio testing. Even those doing audio tests
may not require possible filters. AIT is equally effective
without additional filters. One of the largest
AIT clinical studies ever
done for AIT research was conducted in this manner.
Audio testing must be done
by a qualified audiologist or qualified professional trained to administer such test who is able to
provide the specific information required
by the Berard
and who also has experience interpreting such tests.
audio testing to be valid, a Participant must
be able and willing to accurately respond to a series of
tones through special headphones to determine the
Participant's threshold for each tone.
audio tests results to be used for AIT, all
11 frequencies from 20 db to a
-20 db (relative to
for each ear must be tested.
If a Participant gets an fluid in the ear or an ear infection during
may need to discontinue.
Ear Health Check:
We suggest that ears are checked before AIT if is there is a suspected or recent
ear infection before beginning AIT
AIT must not be conducted if
the Participant has an active ear infection or a perforated
After the ear infection has cleared up, AIT can begin again. It is
usually safest to wait 2 weeks to one month after an ear
infection before re-starting
Temporary Ear Tubes:
AIT must not be conducted
if an ear tube is loose.
Permanent Ear Tubes: If permanent ear tubes are in
securely then AIT is allowed.
No reading or homework is allowed during AIT sessions.
the participant should remain awake during all of the
AIT sessions and be
actively listening for the maximum benefit
of Berard AIT. Some children become very drowsy during
Berard AIT session and afterwards.
Physical Contact: A parent may give a
back, arm, hand massage if this comforts a young child
The child should be encouraged to be in a calm
environment and just listenduring Berard AIT and relax in a bean
bag or other comfortable chair.
All activities that require planned fine motor skills
These activities would include such things as playing with
puzzles, building Lego's or blocks in a specific
pattern, etc. Coloring or drawing is
permitted or played with soft toys, fidgets, sensory toys,
AVOID: TV, hand held gaming devices, internet, smart phones,
computer work, etc.
AVOID: Additional lifestyle stress for the participant
during ATI. AIT should be conducted
with the participant under as little stress as possible. It is recommended
discontinue or keep all outside activities and other therapies to a minimum during the 10 days of
Any subsequent set of 20 AIT sessions should
not occur in
less than six (6) to nine (9) months from
the date of the completion of the previous AIT session.
Children Repeating AIT:
repeating AIT for any subsequent set
of 20 Berard AIT sessions should
not occur in
less than one (1) year from the date of the completion
of the previous Berard AIT session.