AIT For Autism, Speech and Language - Success Stories!
AIT Testimonials written by Anna DeBruin, AIT Practitioner South Africa About Her Experiences with AIT
"Today is one of those amazing
days, one of those WOW-days.
"I wrote this on the morning I got feedback from the mother of an autistic boy who was on the home based program of FST, which is the newly developed AIT system by Rosalie Seymour in 2008, which is a software version to apply Berard AIT. I was overjoyed and want to share with you!
Today is one of those amazing days, one of those WOW-days. Little Mikael, an autistic boy of 3 years, said his first 6-word sentence. This happened on the 4th day of Filtered Sound Training (FST).
But then, this is only one of many WOW - experiences that I see all the time.
Children in my Child Development Centre and pre-school who have poor or no social skills, poor or no interaction with peers or teachers, who put their hands on their ears and/or cry the minute some activities get a bit loud; those who are “hyper active” and can’t concentrate, cannot color in between the lines, are slow to carry out instructions, etc.; these suddenly start blooming, becoming happy little kiddies after or even while they are still in FST training. Concentration, alertness, just in general, their abilities improve.
Here are just a few examples:
Tylah also 3 and a half years old, would come in to school and put her bag in her locker. Then she would stand in front of it: no interaction or socializing with peers nor teachers; always in the outer circle, watching without any expression on her face with no participation. In the first week of FST, she started talking nonstop. This quiet little girl, who did not take any risks, nor participate in any activities, became a girl who started singing and dancing with the others, climbing the jungle gyms, even trees… and she seemed to realize she has muscles in her face and was having fun making faces!
Rudolph was 13 when he first encountered AIT (Auditory Integration Training) – the earlier form of FST. At that point he could not climb stairs, his mother used to carry him up and down the stairs. He had poor balance and rhythm. Together with AIT, Rudolph had six months of Visual Therapy. Things turned out very differently for him. For example, he held the record for the 100m and 200m at the SA Championship for the Physically Disabled. At present he is an accomplished archer using the compound bow, and regularly competes.
I could go on and on….“Amazing”!