AIT Improves the Lives and
Learning of those with Autism, ADHD, Hyperacute Hearing, Speech Delays and
more...in 10 Days.
Founded in 2004, the AIT Institute is the #1
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by the Parent of a Child with Sensory Processing Disorder written
4 weeks after AIT.
July of 2005
AIT For Sensory Issues: Many parents and practitioners alike are eager to know more about Sensory
Processing Disorder (SPD) and the how those who have sensory processing
issues can best benefit from educational training methods and therapies
available. Auditory Integration Training has provided significantly gains
to individuals with Sensory Processing Disorder .
only word that I can use to describe B's progress is amazing!!! His
anxiety level has decreased dramatically. I can
calm him down in almost any situation. He
is also playing differently (a lot of make believe) and speaking in
longer sentences. I haven't changed much of his other therapies so I
have to give the credit to the Auditory Integration Training.”
Testimonial by the Parent of Child with Sensory
Processing Disorder written 8 weeks after AIT.
still improving and making jumps - even his sensory issues seem to be
If you decide to come back next summer I definitely want B to do Auditory
Integration Training again.”
Key Symptoms of Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD):
child with Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) has a vestibular system
that is out of balance.
vestibular system that is out of balance is a strong indication for
Auditory Integration Training.
system of those with Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) is either
over or under-reactive.
Processing Disorder (SPD) is not conducive to efficient learning, appropriate
behavior, or even-tempered emotional response.
is distorted compared to that of neuro-typical individuals
- a person will be either hyper-sensitive or hypo-sensitive,
either seeming to have too much or too little stimulation.
is not efficiently integrated and processed.
The individual is
sensitive to loud sounds.
The person with Sensory
Processing Disorder (SPD) has poor large and small motor skills.
Sounds may be
to discriminate, especially in the presence of
to touch, smell, tasteand textures of food
may be present.
balance, vision and orientation can be negatively impacted.
for Children with Sensory
Processing Disorder After
Auditory Integration Training
Improved hearing and
Improved social interactions
Improved ability to
Improved ability to
Improved sensory processing
language (clarity, sentence length, content)
levels, increased calm
of auditory input
Improved school performance
and decreased sensitivity to sound
to changes in environment and routine
More even temperament
Decreased and less
How Does AIT Help those with Sensory Processing Disorder?
20 sessions of intensive frequency-modulated music over 10 (or 12) days
to present intensive and novel sensory stimulation to the ears and auditory
system as a whole.
AIT is designed to be an
the retrains the ears and improves the efficiency of hearing
and auditory processing
exercises the stapedius muscle, thusimproving the acoustic reflex.
AIT Impacts the Vestibular
System in these ways:
Auditory Integration Training Results
in a Healthier Stapedius Muscle (Acoustic Reflex).
the vestibular system in the inner ear.
the acoustic reflex and the vestibular system are functioning efficiently,
information is sent to the brain without confused and mixed-up signals.
Helps the ears screen
out background noise.
or reduces distortions (a person can be hypo-sensitive, hyper-sensitive,
Helps focus and concentrates
of one’s voice, swallowing, chewing.
Helps to correct control
of eye movement.
the function of the inner ear structures.
combine the acoustic reflexes with those of the visual and proprioceptive
systems for control of movement and body awareness.
Understanding Sensory Issues in Autism:
Hypersensitive Hearing Can Be Treated With Auditory Integration Training (10:57 minutes)