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by S. Loebach, Parent of a 5 year old boy, San Jose, California.
Reprinted by permission. 12-20-2004.

"Shortly after Berard AIT, we had a diagnosis from a developmental pediatrician who does not think he has an autistic spectrum disorder...WOW!"

Auditory Integration Training, AIT, Berard AIT, hyper hearing"It's been almost one month since my 5 year old son finished his Berard AIT. The results far exceeded our expectations. Last year he had enrolled in a special day class, 6 other kids, 1 teacher and 2 aids. His academic skills had been above grade level, so this year he was fully mainstreamed into a class with 20 other kids, no aid. I began to think this was a huge mistake; he was suffering. I was getting calls to come pick him up because he was so upset. When I'd come to see him in class, I'd often see him just shut down and laying on the floor like a rag doll. He would often get that "fight or flight response" when attending assemblies. It was VERY heartbreaking.

When preparing for our upcoming IEP meeting, I jotted down some of our main concerns regarding our sons performance; inability to stay on task, poor interactive perspective taking skills, inability to stay on topic, good rote memory but problems seeing the large picture, relating the details that contribute to the big picture. We wanted to illustrate the need for a full-time one-on-one aid.

Unexpectedly, we have seen DRAMATIC improvement in these areas, as well as normalizing his hearing. He had hyper-sensitive (also known as hyperacute) hearing, and figure ground issues. In the past few weeks teachers and other parents have stopped to tell me how well he is doing, or how much he has changed. He no longer pats his ears, lays on the floor or becomes catatonic in the class or recess when he is over stimulated. I no longer think he needs a one-on-one aid in class.

Shortly after Berard AIT, we had a diagnosis from a developmental pediatrician who does not think he has an autistic spectrum disorder...WOW! If this same Dr. saw him a few years ago, before we addressed bio-medical and our recent Berard AIT, I think she would have seen a much different child and would have given a different diagnosis. Everyday, he seems to be acting more like his neuro-typical fraternal twin. His humor is becoming more developed. He can respond to me from the other end of the house when asked something; previously we would need physical presence and eye contact."

He was able to see, and actually enjoy, Disney on Ice recently; he didn't cover his ears. We did consider doing Berard AIT a few years ago, but I do not think we would have gotten such dramatic results if we had not addressed his bio-medical issues first: gluten/casein intolerance and yeast overgrowths in particular.

Following are observations during his Berard AIT:

Day 1: He seems more tired than usual, but energy focused on listening.

Day 2: Focusing on endings of words, words ending in "t".

Day 3: MUCH more observant of other people. He was completely engrossed in drawing, but stopped to look and say, "How sweet", when he saw my husband give me a hug.

Day 4: His perspective taking ability is improving. We were eating at a restaurant and he met a girl whose name was Zoe; he has a cousin named Zoe. Matt asked, "Does she think that she is our cousin?" My jaw dropped. This is the very first time I ever observed him take someone else's perspective.

Day 5: Matt is bothered by the hair dryer sound, the loudness of the TV. He never complained of this before. Letting more sound in? I have a terrible habit of talking and asking my kids questions from another room, without visual cues; usually they ignore me. He answered me, "OK Mom!" or sometimes "I'm still building!".

Day 6: He was able to follow and give instructions when constructing an obstacle course today. Usually his brother has to look right at him, make sure he is looking back at him, and only give short instructions in order for Matt to stay on task. Matt was able to follow instructions that his brother gave and also GIVE his brother instructions as never before.

Day 7: He is starting to stick things in his mouth, chew on his sleeve, hands in his pants. More body awareness? I observed him today in class during class party, lots of stimulation; never laid his head down or laid on the floor.

Day 8: He wanted to know the distinction between "naughty" and "just teasing" in regards to his brotherís behavior. He was trying to figure out if his brother was thinking something "naughty" or if his brother was thinking about "just teasing". He is also becoming much more accepting and flexible about alternate ways of getting to the same result or destination.

Day 9: His big picture thinking is definitely improving. He played 3 rounds of Blues Clues with his brothers. Decided item to be guessed, planned what three things to put clues on, made 3 play dough paw print to put on the clues, had his little brother draw them in his notebook, sat down on the "thinking chair" couch.

Day 10: His vocal range is changing. Includes lower range not used before. Today I told my son I was feeling cold; he then asked me "what's making you so cold?" I told him that maybe I was getting sick. He then told me, "Maybe you should put on a sweater Mommy." This kind of interaction many take for granted. Its new for us, and we love it.

"This has been our best holiday yet; our son is fully participating in all the festivities!"

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