What is the biggest contribution
you think AIT will help make for a matched participant?
Improved ability to tolerate
and a subsequent calming effect on the nervous
Are you professionally trained
and certified to practice
method of AIT?
Our Answer: Yes, we are
trained and certified to provide the Berard method of AIT. We use the
newest computer based system for providing AIT that allows the
AIT At Home option. This means
that the required music files for the client are on a mobile MP3
player, with high quality headphones provided as well as detailed
instructions and our supervision by email. This allows you to
complete AIT conveniently at home, for significantly less expense that
in a Practitioner's office.
professional credentials and experience do you have?
Our Answer: Your
AIT At Home is supervised by a
certified AIT Practitioner with many years of
success and experience working with
families of children with Autism Spectrum Diagnosis. We are alsothe
founders of the AIT-PRO group. Since 2004
we moderate this professional forum which has 300+ AIT Practitioners
globally as members. We provide ongoing practitioner information,
resources and share research to the AIT-PRO group members.
Do you have professional training in any other type(s)
of therapies or intervention(s)?
Our Answer: Yes! In
addition to being certified AIT Practitioner,
we have certifications in
Homeoprophylaxis (Homeopathic Immunizations) and CEASE
Therapy. We also provide
and are HTMA Practitioners
for Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis and mineral rebalancing with nutrient
What is the total fee charged for
all AIT sessions?
The fee is $699 and includes the equipment
required to complete all 20 sessions of AIT, 30 minutes each, done twice
daily over over 10 or 12 consecutive days. Our equipment is loaned for
14 days of use and does not have to be purchases. For a family
doing AIT for more than one person in the same household, at the same
time, the fee is discounted for the second or more
person. Contact us
for free access to the AIT Checklist to get started!
did the AIT Checklist and the score was
"moderate" - should we still do AIT?
Our Answer: Yes. When the
AIT checklist indicates the need for AIT, then AIT should be considered.
Those with high scores should definitely consider AIT as a helpful
listening therapy for hyperacute hearing. Any score above a 10 on the
can benefit from AIT in terms of
rebalancing the auditory system in relationship to auditory stimulation.
testing required for a participant?
Our Answer: Audio testing is NOT required
for children or adults with autism, those under the age or 7 or anyone
who can not reliably comply. Audio
testing is provided on-line at no charge for qualified clients.
testing for AIT?
What steps will
be required prior to beginning
Our Answer: All clients will
be required to first complete the
then to do the free online listening test
IF the client can reliably comply. Once this is done you will be sent a
contract for services as well as treatment instructions and
At Home Guidelines. The contract
and a payment in full for the AIT services must be received before we
ship you the AIT system. Clients outside the USA and Canada are
charged an equipment deposit that is refunded when the AIT system is
received back in good working condition.
equipment will you be using for AIT?
Our Answer: We use the newest
system for AIT and very high quality headphones to deliver the listening
therapy to the client for optimal results. The equipment you will
be send to does not have to be purchased. It is borrowed from us for a
period of up to 14 days to complete AIT
What is the highest intensity level
of decibels that a child is exposed to during the
Our Answer: The highest
decibel level is limited to less than 80 db. This is the safe
level for hearing and the AIT equipment is designed so that the sound
level may NOT exceed this during any AIT session.
What are there
specific guidelines a participant will need to follow when doing At Home
Our Answer: You will be
following the guidelines as provided with your AIT system, and provided
AIT Treatment Guidelines.
I get my child ready to do the AIT sessions, especially if they are not
used to headphones?
Answer: Please review this link about how to
prepare a child for AIT. Please
also read more about how to help a
child to cooperate
during the AIT sessions. Read these helpful tips
children and AIT from parents.
How long do
results take after
Our Answer: This of
course varies by client. Some people have marked results by the 14
day of AIT, others a few weeks or months later. Please
read the many
success stories by families who have benefitted from AIT. Most clients have results and gains that are subtle but evident at
the completion of AIT Sessions. These improvements very often
continue out for four (4) to six (6) months post AIT, as the
brain readjusts to the many changes
that evolve from the auditory system being reorganized.
What are the
precautions recommended during and after
Please read about the medical precautions,
the headphone precautions and the
precautions after AIT.
Are there known periods of
during and/or after AIT?
Our Answer: Yes. There can be shifts that
occur about mid point, around day #5 of the AIT as well as after the 2
weeks AIT, the first month and during the 4-6 months that follow. This
is because the brain is doing
significant reorganization work and the auditory system is adjusting as
well as the organs that are stimulated by sound through the vagus nerve.
Read about the possible adjustment or regression period during/after
AIT, which is a
sign that there has been a significant impact of AIT. This will
typically resolve over time.