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What Can Clients Gain From the
Berard Method of Auditory Integration Training (AIT)?

Berard AIT is an educational intervention that helps reorganize the brain so that sensory and auditory processing can be improved. By listening to specially modulated music, the auditory system is reorganized to function more efficiently. Observed benefits of Berard AIT may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Improved Sensory Integration
  • Increased Auditory Processing Speed
  • Improved Attention & Concentration
  • Improved Comprehension
  • Enhanced Recall
  • Improved Speech & Language (e.g., Writing, Reading, Spelling)
  • Improved Balance & Coordination

Associated benefits that may result from the above listed improvements include:

  • Enhanced Socialization
  • Increased Overall Self-Confidence
  • Increased Self-Esteem

Berard AIT is not a medical treatment but is an auditory-based intervention.

What is Included in the ASES Berard AIT Program?

The Core Components of the ASES Berard AIT Program are:

  • A Health Care Practitioner Needs to Assure That the Ears are in Good Health Prior to Starting AIT
  • Multiple Audio Tests by a Certified Audiologist (11 Frequencies)
  • Parent Orientation - Up to 1 Hour
  • Completion of Questionnaires and Checklists by the Same Parent or Guardian
  • Client Listens to a Total of 10 Hours of Processed Music
  • Participation in Aftercare Instruction
  • Client Progress is Periodically Monitored for up to 6 Months

What is the Cost?

The $1200.00 Berard AIT cost at the ASES Center includes initial evaluation, information for aftercare, handouts, periodic monitoring for six months, and no more and no less than 20 one-half hour listening sessions in a ten day period. Cost for audiologist's exams are not included.

The Irlen Method

Irlen screening is the first step to the Irlen Method. The screening process can identify individuals with a visual-perceptual problem. Often, people with a diagnosis of ADD/HD, dyslexia, autism, sensory integration disorder, etc. may also have this visual-perceptual issue. The individual may see 20/20, but what the brain processes is what may be distorted. This distortion is thought to be due to the individual's sensitivity to certain wavelengths of light.

The Irlen screening determines the color overlay(s) needed to block out the sensitive wavelength while reading. The individual with this light sensitivity will see an immediate improvement while reading. To learn more about the Irlen Method visit www.irlen.com.

Interactive Metronome (IM) Training

For individuals with a learning disability, ADD/HD, autism, sensory processing and/or auditory processing difficulties, ASES employs the use of Interactive Metronome (IM) as a training tool at about three to four months after auditory training with the Berard Method. This hiatus is an important period for brain re-organization to occur after auditory training, since the Berard Method "prepares" the brain for learning new things. The window of opportunity for learning is after this hiatus. And, the ideal tool for new learning is by training with IM.

Interactive Metronome (IM) training is goal dependent, and highly individual. The training time varies from one person to another. Goals are determined at time of initial consultation.

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