WELCOME TO THE BERARD AIT WEBSITE
It is likely that you are visiting this website to learn more about the Berard method of auditory integration training (AIT). There are many different sound-based interventions available now and it can be difficult and confusing trying to sort through them. During your search you may encounter websites and information that claim to be Berard AIT, however, there may be differences that indicate it is not actually the Berard method.
This website will help you be able to distinguish between true Berard AIT and Berard Practitioners by teaching you some of the key features and important guidelines that are followed by Berard Practitioners. You will learn what questions to ask practitioners and how to locate a Berard AIT Practitioner.
Research has been conducted on Berard AIT with various populations to look at different effects. There are peer-reviewed
journal publications such as the 2014
paper on the changes in sensory modulation and behavior following 10 days of Berard AIT, and the large scale study with 445 subjects conducted by the Autism Research Institute. Some studies used audiometric measurements, magnetoencephalography, and EEGs to gather objective data, while most also include behavioral ratings to measure changes in behavior and daily life activities.
Why Do Berard AIT?
When a parent is faced with finding interventions for their child who may be struggling with learning, developmental,
and/or behavioral problems, they need to explore the many options currently available and valuate each one. They must take into consideration the effectiveness of the intervention considering relative benefit/risk),
whether it is appropriate for their particular child, the timing of the program relative to other interventions that are being done, cost and accessibility… …….. …… ………. ……….. ….. …… ……. …..
The Berard Method
The following is provided to describe Berard AIT so it may be differentiated from other sound – based interventions.
This information is not intended to be complete or comprehensive, but provides key elements.
1. The practitioner is trained by an approved Berard AIT Instructor.
2. The practitioner is using one of the Berard AIT approved devices: the Earducator™ or the Audiokinetron. These are the ONLY two devices currently approved for Berard AIT…