AIT Practitioner & Berard Trainer
AUDITORY INTEGRATION TRAINING - Help for Autism & Learning Disabilities
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I was a teacher for 17 years. In 1992 I was introduced to Auditory Integration Training (AIT) through another teacher who was working with Autistic and Learning Disabled children. She was having great success in turning around their disabilities using this 10-day specialized music program. I knew I had to learn more.
After doing research, I found that AIT had been invented in France by Guy Berard, M.D., and ENT specialist. He was using this method in Europe to ameliorate Autism, Dyslexia, and Learning Disabilities. Hardly anyone in America had heard of this therapy.
With my background in speech and learning disabilities, I applied to be trained by Dr. Berard in his method and was accepted. This changed my entire life path.
For the past 26 years I have been providing Auditory Integration Training to Autistic and Learning Disabled children and have also been training new practitioners in Berard method of AIT. There are several music therapy programs available but this is the only one that has ever been extensively researched.
My practice is unique in that I use only classical music with the children. I developed this over 20 years ago, with Dr. Berard’s approval. That is the music I use exclusively and it has proven to be very successful with all ages from six months through adults.
I was passionate about teaching but when I saw the profound changes that could be made be hurt children in a short period of time, this became my life's work. I am also passionate about training new practitioners as we need this to be available in every state.