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The resources provided here are from a variety of reputable researchers and experts within the Autism Community on the subject of Auditory Integration Training (AIT).
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- Auditory Integration Training- This extensive document was created by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and focuses on auditory integration training (AIT) as an intervention for ASD. The report details the Berard method as their focus for explaining AIT. The article details the treatment, research findings, potential treatment risks, and concludes with a summary and recommendations.
- Interventions to Facilitate Auditory, Visual, and Motor Integration in Autism: A Review of the Evidence- This document contains a 2000 study from the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. This study compares the efficacy of the intervention methods of sensory integration therapy, traditional occupational therapy, and auditory integration training for addressing sensory and motor abnormalities in individuals on the autism spectrum. The study focuses on different aspects of motor skills, such as coordination, clumsiness, posture, and eye-hand coordination.
- The Efficacy of Auditory Integration Training- This article was created by the Autism Research Institute and focuses on the effectiveness of auditory integration training (AIT). The article provides the results of 28 studies concerning AIT and its effects on individuals with ASD. The review found that 23 of the 28 studies concluded AIT yielded benefits for various population subgroups.
- Unlocking Potential- Using the Listening Program to Help Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders Improve Auditory Processing- This informative article appeared in the 2005 issue of Autism/Asperger’s Digest Magazine. The article describes how a lack of functional sensory processing affects individuals on the autism spectrum, and also specifies where these individuals commonly experience auditory processing dysfunction. The article concludes with a description of the Listening Program, which consists of the use of Audio CDs to help build the auditory skills an autistic child needs to effectively process sensory information.