AIT and Biomedical Interventions,
Special Diets Before Auditory Integration Training
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AIT and Biomedical Interventions
Special Diets Before Auditory Integration Training
such a vast array of interventions now available, parents and professionals
are sometimes uncertain as to an appropriate sequence to follow. Due to
individual differences and unique needs, it is not possible to set any
hard and firm sequence that would be appropriate for all people.
There may be cases where it is best to pursue some of the biological
interventions before providing
while in other cases AIT session
may give the participant some immediate benefit that will outweigh reasons
for delaying it.
Berard AIT provides such fundamental
and comprehensive benefits and sets the stage for further development
in many other areas, it is the first choice by experienced professionals
and parents in regard to sound-based interventions.
AIT at an early age and stage is
the best option for those showing strong candidacy, baring the worst of
intervention is always better than having it at a
later date, in most cases. If a participant
suffers with an inefficient auditory system and needs a re-training of
ear function, but does not receive Berard AIT, the opportunity for any associated developmental
leaps and gains is lost.
displays clear need for
the Berard method of
is an excellent chance that it will be effective.
made by children after Berard AIT create a foundation for a great deal more learning and positive
experiences. These developments would not have occurred in the same way
were it not for the normalized hearing function provided by the Berard
Interventions Come Before Berard AIT
one considers the hierarchy of development as a guide, it is logical to
interventions first in order to build a strong foundation for
the other developmental areas.
the body is free of
toxins and is nutritionally well balanced, it
is likely to respond better to other types of interventions.
If the individual has sound sensitivity that is caused by a deficiency
in magnesium, yeast overgrowth, mercury
toxicity or use of aspartame
(Nutrasweet), the biological treatments may correct
the hypersensitive hearing.
the listener has a history of chronic ear infections, tonsillitis
and adenoid problems, this should be addressed before Berard
AIT is started.
intervention will help assure that the participant
will be able to successfully
complete the training program without interruption due to infection,
and will maintain the benefits across time.
treatments vary in the length of time needed to see improvement.
While many treatment results may be evident within weeks, some
require much more time (i.e. mercury and yeast detoxification may
take months to a year or more).
is experiencing sound sensitivity to such a degree that
it interferes with daily life activities, and/or the participant
delayed in language development, parents should consider proceeding
with Berard AIT in order to improve
this situation as quickly as possible. In a case such as this, it
is often best to plan another session of Berard
AIT after the biological treatments have been completed in order
to “fine tune” and stabilize the system. Berard
AIT is usually more consistently maintained when the biological
dysfunctions have been corrected.
can be done during and after Berard
to help the individual integrate and adjust to the changes derived from
Many practitioners recommend participation in sensory integration activities
even during the 10-day period of Berard
and in the following weeks. This will help reduce any irritability and
hyperactivity that may occur, and may help reorganize the system more
has been attention to the advice of ruling out bio-medical
issues before a participant
Integration Training. This seems to be for these key reasons:
a person is suffering from
serious toxicity, such as mercury, for instance,
efforts taken to normalize hearing may be in vain.
metabolic upset after AIT sessions could possibly reverse the
for cases where individuals have frequent and violent outbursts (indicating
toxicity issues), delaying
Berard AIT for a
who is a strong candidate is often
NOT the best option.
Part of the task is to recognize the neuro-plasticity inherent within
childhood along with a good understanding of the nature of participant
Berard AIT Practitioners also work even with
adults and senior
citizens and see post-AIT progress for all ages!
Special Diets Before
Many children who have undergone
Integration Training and worked with bio-medical treatments and diets
concurrently or following it with many positive outcomes.
Berard AIT Practitioners work with parents who have children on a
new diet, or who to begin work with a physician or
practitioner for functional medicine, the Defeat Autism Now! (DAN!) protocol,
homeopathy, supplementation or with other alternatives to traditional allopathic care.
Potential and Berard AIT
Parents often say after Berard AIT, “I wish we had done
or “I wish
we’d heard about AIT sooner!”
children who come to Berard AIT with great discomfort with sounds and voices and significant
delays in receptive and expressive language, balance and coordination,
potty training, and so on. Many such parents decide that they
will go for the maximum benefits possible and they are willing to risk
partial loss of benefits should new therapies make a negative difference
Practitioners believe profound and broad benefits gained cannot be fully lost.
Even if a participant
loses any benefits, a future
be accomplished. This may hold significant promise for the participant
benefits are likely for children with a number of different conditions,
imagine a 5 year-old participant
AIT and after completing it:
auditory information with greater ease
- becoming potty-trained in the weeks following
- eating (and enjoying) 25 foods instead of 5
- moving about with greatly improved balance and motor
planning. communicating successfully
- having fun for the first time at birthday parties
- no longer covering their ears or crying when around
sounds that trigger upset
development and the amazing capacity of the brain are on the
children’s side! We are far from understanding the amazing powers
of human physiology and should not put a damper on a participant
’s potential. Parents
would not have traded the gains
achieved for anything - and are glad they did not
put off having this intervention done.
Some have had a EUREKA experience after seeing their
in someone’s story. Others have a more gradual knowing that there
is a “fit”. When this “fit” is shown in a
AIT Checklist or Behavioral and Learning Assessment, and
often even with a listening test
where Practitioners are looking specifically for sensitivity, distortions, acoustic
Many parents worldwide benefit from the the resources and information that
are provided and quickly learn more about the
benefits, protocol and
success of Berard AIT
from those parents who have completed it and experienced professional
Berard AIT Practitioners who have assisted hundreds of families
What Comes After Berard AIT?
A variety of interventions can be provided
Auditory Integration Training to facilitate
the development of skills that failed to progress due to the inefficient
Since it may take as long
as 6-9 months for the changes from
Berard AIT to be integrated into the
system, it is generally recommended that other sound-based
interventions not be considered prior to this period.
This will allow parents and
professionals time to see how the individual has responded to
AIT and if there are continuing concerns.
Although headphones are required for
listening to the metronome beats, these soft tones are much less
likely to be disruptive to the benefits of
Integration Training than the hours of listening to music and/or
speech sounds that are basic to other sound-based interventions.