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The Sound Connection is the quarterly newsletter of the Society for Auditory Intervention Techniques (SAIT).
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Vol. 9, No. 4, 2003:Last Issue
Age Issue and AIT Revisited – Once Again ** Area of Sensitivity to Acoustic Change Identified in Brains of Autistic Children ** Dr. Stephen Porges’ Research May Support Berard’s and Tomatis’ Theory on Middle Ear Muscle Dysfunction ** Hearing Test Simulates Real World Sounds ** Last Issue of The Sound Connection ** Listing of AIT Practitioners’ on the Internet ** Music Training and Brain Growth ** News and Notes ** Situations In Which a Filter May Be Helpful **

Vol. 9, No. 3, 2002:
Auditory Interventions and Seizures ** Guy Berard Selects Stephen M. Edelson to be His Successor ** Last Considerations Concerning AIT and Minimum Age of Children ** MP3 Recordings Not Recommended for AIT ** Pilot Study Documents Impact of AIT on Sensory System ** WARNING: Use Correct Headphones for AIT Devices! ** What’s Before AIT, What’s After AIT? **

Vol. 9, No. 2, 2002:
Clarification of ‘Progressive Peaks’ ** Inaccurate Information on AIT Published by the National Research Council ** Listening versus Reading the Same Information ** Mozart Effect: Simply Activating the Brain? ** Mozart Music, Played in the Background, Improves Physiology, Behavior and Coordination ** New Speculations on the Cause of Sound Sensitivity ** Outcome Results Published on Cognitive Concepts’ Earobics Program ** Practitioner’s Forum: There are many different types of AIT devices available. Are they equally effective? ** Re-Organization ** of SAIT **

Vol. 9, No. 1, 2001:
A Comparative Study of AIT Devices: The Earducator and Audiokinetron ** Comforting Effects of Music Documented ** Free Computer Games to Build Auditory Skills ** Learning Requires a Peaceful Setting ** Why Does Berard AIT Require Intensity and Repetition to be Successful? **

Vol. 8, No. 4, 2001:
Comparison Table: Music Processing and Types of Music Used by the Various Auditory Intervention Programs ** Listening Fitness with the LiFTTM ** Mercury, Mercury Detoxification and Hypersensitive Hearing? ** More Gray Matter Volume in Musicians ** New Early Learning Music Program ** Tricks of the Trade: Wearing Headphones **

Vol. 8, No. 3, 2001:
Attention Berard Practitioners: Do you follow the Berard Method? ** Celebration of Breakthroughs II ** Hearing Equals Behavior: Not Currently in Print ** International Association of Berard Practitioners Names New Director ** Positive Results found in Berard AIT Study **

Vol. 8, No. 2, 2001:
Alzheimer Patients Benefit from Music Therapy ** Children with CAPD May Be Misdiagnosed with ADHD ** Excerpts fromOvercoming Autism by Georgiana Thomas ** Georgiana Institute to Sponsor ‘Celebration of Breakthroughs II’ ** Relationship Between Sound and Sight Documented ** SLC ** Introduces Their New ‘Fast ForWord Reading’ Program ** The Clark Method of AIT **

Vol. 8, No. 1, 2000:
News and Notes ** Back Issues of The Sound Connection on SAIT’s Web Site ** Filtering Auditory Peaks Using the Berard Method of AIT ** The Color of Sound, The Feel of Words ** New Book on the ‘Mozart Effect’ ** The Interactive Metronome ® ** Misinformation About AIT Published on Internet ** Look! Listen! Learn Language! ** Musical Hallucinations: Patients Hear Music in their Minds ** Drs. Guy Berard and Alfred Tomatis Are Honored ** Mercury Poisoning: A Possible Reason for Auditory Problems? **

Vol. 7, No. 4, 2000:
News and Notes ** Auditory Processing Problems in Autism ** Problems with Studies Claiming to Show No Effects of AIT ** Understanding the Impact of AIT on Reading ** Spectrum Analysis for Practitioners of Auditory Intervention Techniques ** Clinical Trials Underway for South African AIT Device ** New Technology Provides Training for Parents and Therapists ** New Product from LocuTour: 100 Basic Words for Children ** Georgiana Thomas Writes Autobiography **

Vol. 7, No. 3, 2000:
News and Notes ** Update on AIT Devices ** International Association of Berard Practitioners First Annual Conference ** Abstract: The Effects of Auditory Integration Training on Children Diagnosed with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder: A Pilot Study ** New Services Offered to SAIT Members ** Why Work on Naming? ** Hearing and Nutrition **

Vol. 7, No. 2, 2000:
News and Notes ** SAIT to Distribute Practitioner List ** U.K. AIT Study: Wrong Conclusion? ** ASHA Journal Publishes Two Articles on AIT ** Earobics ** Autism and Hearing Loss ** Announcing the Autism Treatment Evaluation Checklist (ATEC) **

Vol. 7, No. 1, 1999:
News and Notes ** SAMONAS Sound Therapy: Sheila Frick, OTR ** Impedance Level and Headphones ** Another Look at Narrow Band Filtering: Critical or Helpful? ** AIT: Behavioral, Brain Changes Seen ** Auditory Integration Training for Autism: Effects on Harmful and Stigmatising Behaviours ** SAPP Corporation Will Manufacture Three New AIT Devices ** More Music for the Mind ** International Association of Berard Practitioners: January, 2000 Conference Planned **

Vol. 6, No. 4, 1999:
The Listening Project ** AIT: Viewed As an Educationally Related Service ** Advanced Brain Technologies ** Computer-based Treatment for Auditorily Based Language-Learning Disorders ** Have You Heard About Tummy Tunes? **

Vol. 6, No. 3, 1999:
The FDA and AIT Devices ** Educational Data Needed to Document AIT Efficacy ** More on the `Mozart Effect’ ** Hemi-Sync: It’s More Than Music, It’s Metamusic ** Study Suggests Music is Linked to Basic Mental Activity ** What is Auditory Conceptualization? ** International Association of Berard Practitioners ** The Effects of Early Music Experience **

Vol. 6, No. 2, 1999:
FDA Clarifies Its Position Regarding AIT Devices ** Status of AIT Devices ** The `Mozart Effect’: Is There Truly an Effect? ** Secretin: Help for Sound Sensitivity? ** Introducing Fast ForWord 2 ** Oliver Sacks Discusses Auditory Sensitivity **

Vol. 6, No. 1, 1998:
Hemisphere Specific Auditory Stimulation ** Delacato Among the First to Identify Auditory Hypersensitivity ** Middle Ear Infections: A Discussion of Some Issues ** SAIT Holds 1998 Annual Meeting ** Verbal Absurdities ** Secretin and Sound Sensitivity? **

Vol. 5, No. 4, 1998:
Phonological Awareness ** Earobics Auditory Development and Phonics Program ** Music Engages the Entire Brain ** Adhering to Protocol: Guy Berard, M.D. **

Vol. 5, No. 3, 1998:
Central Auditory Processing Disorder ** Samonas Sound Therapy ** Sound Sensitivity: A Summary of Possible Causes ** Advice Regarding Computerized Learning Games: Attention and Flexibility ** Some Possible Causes and Treatments for Tinnitus **

Vol. 5, No. 2, 1997:
SAIT: New Focus, New Name ** Book Review: The Mozart Effect ** Sound Therapies Highlighted at Conference ** Practitioner’s Forum ** Update on Georgie’s Baby ** Train Time: A Computerized Educational Program ** Editorial: Loss of AIT Benefits ** Frequently Asked Questions: Dr. Guy Berard **

Vol. 5, No. 1, 1997:
Georgie’s New Baby ** ASA Conference and SAIT Annual Meeting ** AIT Research Summaries Available ** Strange AIT Swedish Study: Shows Good Results, Bad Report ** Results of Board of Director and Officer Elections ** Donna Geffner, Ph.D. President-Elect of ASHA ** An Interview with Professor Jaak Panksepp ** Findings of Unexpected Change after AIT: Dr. Guy Berard ** Georgie Starts Web Site on Internet **

Vol. 4, No. 4, 1997:
FDA Update ** European Chapter of SAIT Established ** A Comparison of Auditory Integration Training and `Fast ForWord’ ** Auditory Trainers and Auditory Integration Training: What is the Difference? ** Practitioner’s Forum ** Otoacoustic Emissions Testing ** Considerations About the Use of AIT by My Trainees: Dr. Guy Berard ** SAIT’s Annual Meeting **

Vol. 4, No. 3, 1997:
FDA Labels Tomatis’ Electronic Ear as a `Medical Device’ ** A Description of the Tomatis Listening Program ** Issues Concerning the Tomatis Method ** Practitioner’s Forum ** `Fast ForWord’ After AIT ** New Members Selected to the Professional Advisory Board ** Published Study Examines the Volume Level of an AudioKinetron ** SAPP Analyzes EASe Disc ** Antibiotics and Tubes in the Tympanic Membrane: Dr. Guy Berard ** Book Review: Autism, An Inside-Out Approach ** English Researchers Obtain Large Grant to Study AIT **

Vol. 4, No. 2, 1996:
Updates ** Evidence of Abnormal Processing of Auditory Stimulation Observed in Cerebral Blood Flow Studies ** Suspected Deafness in Autism: Stimulus Overselectivity Revisited ** Practitioner’s Forum ** Theories of AIT ** Painful Hearing and Audiogram Peaks: Dr. Guy Berard ** History of SAIT ** ASA’s AIT Package Available on the Internet **

Vol. 4, No. 1, 1996:
Summary of SAIT Events at `96 ASA Conference in Milwaukee ** Berard’s AIT Method and Tomatis Method Receive National TV Coverage ** Board of Directors and Officer Election Results ** Sensory Re-Organization Theory of AIT ** Newsweekmagazine Features Your Child’s Brain ** Practitioner’s Forum ** Australian AIT Study Shows Improvement in Both the Experimental (AIT) Group and Placebo Group ** Use of Headphones After AIT: Dr. Guy Berard ** SAIT Holds Annual Meeting ** Alternative Medicine: The Definitive Guide Describes Treatments for Autism ** How AIT Got Its Name **

Vol. 3, No. 4, 1996:
Georgie Receives Auditory Integration Training a Second Time ** `People In Motion’ Sparks More AIT Attention ** Food and Drug Administration Update ** AIT Effectiveness: Not a Placebo Effect ** Practitioner’s Forum ** Healing Music ** Retiring: Dr. Guy Berard ** Auditory Stimulation Compact Disc Available ** Chemical Causes of Sound Sensitivity **

Vol. 3, No. 3, 1996:
FDA Denies BGC’s Second Petition ** Update on Florida AIT Situation ** Computer Program Researched to Treat Disabilities ** Two New Books Focus on Sensory Issues ** SAIT’s Internet Web Site Receives Worldwide Attention ** Why are there several narrow band filters on the AIT devices that are not used for training? ** Wisconsin AIT Study Shows No Difference Between Experimental (AIT) and Placebo Group and Placebo Group ** Theory of Auditory Integration Training ** Tests for the Evaluation of Learning Disabilities: Dr. Guy Berard ** Alternative Approaches to Tinnitus, Meniere’s Disease and Hearing Loss ** Information About KOSS Headphones ** Two Dr. Stephen Edelsons? **

Vol. 3, No. 2, 1995:
Florida State Agency Returns AIT Devices ** FDA Decision Still Pending ** SAIT Starts Web Page on Internet ** Letter from Dr. Temple Grandin ** ASA Offers AIT Information Via `Fax-On-Demand’ Service ** Radio Shack Offers a Digital-Display Sound-Level Meter ** Practitioner’s Forum ** Rhythmic Entrainment Intervention: A Drum Rhythm Intervention ** New Edition of Autism Treatment Guide Available in Jan. ’96 ** Input From Dr. Guy Berard ** Theories of Auditory Integration Training ** Quiet-Eared Women **

Vol. 3, No. 1, 1995:
BGC Petition Rejected, Submits Revised Petition ** AIT Practice Stopped in Three Florida Clinics ** What is a Class III Medical Device? ** The FDA and Auditory Integration Training ** Practitioner’s Forum: What are the different types of modulation used in AIT? ** Dr. Bauman Elected to Professional Advisory Board ** Two Recent AIT Publications ** SAIT BOD Revises Membership Policy ** SAIT Annual Meeting Held in Greensboro ** Four AIT Presentations at 1995 National Autism Conference ** Input from Dr. Guy Berard ** SAIT to Sponsor AIT Survey **

Vol. 2, No. 4, 1995:
Two SAIT Events and Booth Planned for ’95 ASA Conference ** Hyperacusis and Recruitment ** Interventions to Reduce Sound Sensitivity ** AIT: How Old is Old Enough? ** ASHA Holds Teleseminar on AIT ** What are some reasons for the loss of AIT benefits? ** Theories of Auditory Integration Training ** Input from Dr. Guy Berard ** Book Review by Bernard Rimland, Ph.D. **

Vol. 2, No. 3, 1995:
Dancing In The Rain Available Soon! ** FDA Developments: The BGC Device ** Auditory Processing Problems Linked to Dyslexia ** Concerning Length, Frequency, Number, and Follow-Up AIT Sessions: Dr. Guy Berard ** Auditory Integrative Training From a Sensory Integrative Perspective ** Sound Sensitivity: What Does It Really Mean? **

Vol. 2, No. 2, 1994:
ASHA Publishes Report on AIT ** BGC’s Audio Tone Enhancer/Trainer Labeled a ‘Medical Device’ ** A Letter from Sally Brockett, M.S. ** Is there any advice about the maintenance of the AIT device? ** SAIT Establishes Professional Advisory Committee ** SAIT Board Elects New Officers ** New Guidelines Issued on Treatment of Middle Ear Fluid ** Changes in Unilateral and Bilateral Sound Sensitivity as a Result of AIT ** Input from Dr. Guy Berard ** Music Soothes Surgeons ** Cerebellar-Vestibular System Theory **

Vol. 2, No. 1, 1994:
Issues Discussed at SAIT’s Second Annual Meeting ** What is the Best Way to Set the Volume Level of the AIT Device? ** A Letter from Bill Clark ** ASA Presentations on AIT (1994) ** Input from Dr. Guy Berard ** FDA Visits BGC Office ** Theories of Auditory Integration Training ** Sound Sensitivity and a Possible Cause are Documented ** Mystery of Hearing Nearer Solution **

Vol. 1, No. 4, 1994:
Research Update on Obtaining FDA Approval ** Clarification of Some FDA Issues ** A Message from Bernard Rimland, Ph.D. ** Practitioner’s Forum ** Earphone Care ** Theories of Auditory Integration Training ** Interview with Georgiana Thomas **

Vol. 1, No. 3, 1994:
FDA Classifies Audiokinetron as a ‘Medical Device’ ** What Can Be Done to Obtain FDA Approval of a Medical Device? ** Future Direction of SAIT ** A Letter from Georgie ** Sound – Field Testing and Behavioral Observation Audiology: What Is It?, and Can It Be Used for Determining Filter Settings? ** Autism Society of the Quad Cities and AIT ** Routine Check of Equipment ** Using Filters for the AIT Listening Sessions ** Confusion with the Volume Level ** Photocopying Questionnaires/Checklists **

Vol. 1, No. 2, 1993:
Report on the First Annual SAIT Conference ** FDA is Investigating AIT ** Letter from Dr. Guy Berard ** Three AIT Talks Presented at the ASA Toronto Conference ** New President and Location For the Autism Society of America (ASA) ** SAIT’s New Board of Directors ** Why Should the Impedance Level of the Headphones Match the Impedance Level of the AIT Device? ** Music Selection for AIT Machines ** P.E. Tubes and AIT: A Debate ** Selecting an AIT Practitioner by Carol Cloud, Moscow, Idaho ** Update on ASHLA Committee on AIT ** AIT Listeners Speak Out ** Sound Level Meters Are Essential ** Basic Information About Auditory Integration Training (AIT) **

Vol. 1, No. 1, 1993:
The Society for Auditory Integration Training is Off the Ground ** Professional Liability Insurance for SAIT Officers and Board of Directors has been Approved ** Letter from Stephen M. Edelson, Ph.D. ** First Annual SAIT Conference to be held in Toronto, Canada ** SAIT Board of Directors Elections ** AIT Conference in Stamford, CT ** Australian Research on AIT ** Why Not Headphones After Receiving AIT? ** ASHA Reviewing AIT ** Why Not Transfer AIT Output to Audiotape? ** Ear Infections and AIT ** Antibiotic Use for Ear Problem Questioned ** Possible Ototoxic Effects of Antibiotics ** AIT and My Son ** The Issue of Age and AIT **

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