Auditory Integration Training (AIT
), developed by Dr. Guy Berard, is a complementary approach to speech and language therapy. This non-invasive program targets auditory sensitivities and processing issues, pivotal in addressing speech and language delays in children. AIT enhances the brain's ability to process auditory information effectively which is fundamental to language development. Scientific studies endorse its efficacy, making it a sought-after treatment by professionals worldwide.
Speech and Language Delays in Children
The journey of
speech and language development in children is intricate and varies significantly from one child to another. Speech delays, phonological disorders, and auditory processing problems are just a few of the issues that can negatively impact language development and can impact both expressive and receptive language skills. These delays often stem from various causes and significantly affect a child's academic and social life.
Identifying the Signs Early On
of speech and language issues is critical. To diagnose these delays, speech-language pathologists employ various assessment techniques, including hearing tests and language milestone evaluations. Parents and caregivers play a crucial role in this process, as they are often the first to notice early warning signs like delayed speech, pronunciation problems, or difficulty following directions. Professional diagnostics ensure that children receive the appropriate interventions tailored to their needs.
Strategies for Intervention
for addressing speech and language issues are diverse and multifaceted. Speech therapy uses a broad range of techniques and are targeted to the specific language issue. Berard AIT plays a significant role in this intervention spectrum by enhancing listening skills and aiding in sensory integration, thus complementing traditional speech and language therapies.
Measuring Success and Long-term Outcomes
and long-term outcomes measure the success of any intervention it achieves. In speech and language therapy, this includes attaining developmental milestones and improved communication skills. Berard AIT shows promising results,
with many children experiencing sustained improvements in their speech and language abilities. These interventions enhance communication skills and significantly improve the overall quality of life for the child and their family.
Addressing Related Conditions
Speech and language
development can be further complicated by conditions like Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). These conditions often require a more specialized approach, with therapies tailored to each child's unique needs. In its capacity to address sensory processing issues, Berard AIT offers significant benefits for children with these related conditions.
Contact Berard AIT
If you or someone
you know is looking for effective ways to address speech and language delays in children, reach out to Berard AIT. Their expert team is ready to guide you through the process and provide the support your child needs to thrive. Contact Berard AIT
now and take the first step towards a life-changing journey for your child.
ABOUT SALLY BROCKETT
Sally personally trained with Dr. Berard in France and has become an international leader in the Berard Method of Auditory Integration Training. Founder and President of the Berard AIT International Society, Sally works with Berard Instructors and Berard Practitioners to maintain the high standards associated with this method. She has advanced the method to include new technology that enables Berard practitioners to provide Remote AIT service that allows people around the world to receive this valuable program without the need to travel from home. Sally co-authored the book “Hearing Equals Behavior: Updated and Expanded” with Dr. Berard to provide a comprehensive resource for parents and professionals.