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If you are a parent or teacher working with individuals who struggle to process auditory and sensory information, you will find that this book offers new understanding of these problems, and most importantly, explains the intervention called Berard auditory integration training (AIT). This 10-hour training program reorganizes the dysfunctional auditory and sensory center so the brain no longer gets overloaded with confusing information. Berard AIT is regarded as the most effective approach available for enhancing listening skills, language, learning, sound tolerance, and sensory modulation. Evaluation of learning and behavior difficulties should include how the individual hears. Are there distortions, timing delays, misperceptions, sequencing problems? These disruptions will interfere with processing until the auditory system is reorganized and balanced. Pre- and post-test data provided in this book demonstrates the types of improvements that may be observed after this 10-day retraining program. Readers will understand how listening and learning can "switch on" when the auditory system is rebalanced and functioning effectively. Studies show that this short-term intervention leads to long-term achievement when distortions, timing delays, and misperceptions in processing are eliminated. This 300-page book explains the concepts underlying Dr. Berard's method and how he developed his retraining program through years of detailed clinical observations. Professionals familiar with Berard AIT recommend his program for those struggling with learning and behavior.
Dr. Berard, a French ear, nose and throat physician, developed his method of auditory integration training (AIT) to offer an efficient procedure to retrain the auditory system. Over a 20-year period, he provided this program to 8,000 clients and observed wonderful success. Though Dr. Berard is now retired, his method continues to be provided by trained professionals for children and adults around the world.
Sally Brockett, MS, Director, IDEA Training Center, North Haven, Connecticut, trained under Dr. Berard in 1991 and is currently a Berard AIT instructor and practitioner. She is committed to documenting AIT benefits through clinical studies, and is dedicated to maintaining the high standards associated with Berard AIT. She has over 30 years experience in the field of special education, working as a special educator, and as a consultant for professionals and parents.