Testimony Victoria (AIT with BIT)

The Effectiveness of the Berard Auditory Integration Training Combined with Brain Integration Training

During the spring of 2007, I attended Dianne Craft’s conference where I learned how dyslexia affected the auditory processing center as well as the visual/motor learning system.  This began my search for answers, which has led me to other very successful intervention programs like the Berard Auditory Integration Training program.

Testimony Rob (technical)

Rob finished his Berard in-home training in January 2011.  He has a complicated history due to a genetic condition called Ehlers Danlos Syndrome, which is a collagen deficiency, which contributes to a neurological blood flow disorder called Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome.  Auditory difficulties are associated with Ehlers Danlos Syndrome because it affects the collagen in the part of the brain responsible for filtering out noise one should be able to ignore.  Collagen deficiencies in the cardio-vascular system also affect strength of hearing system & vision.

Testimonial, Leanne (Central Auditory Processing Deficits or Autism Spectrum Disorder?)

My daughter, Leanne, was diagnosed with autism and central auditory processing disorder (CAPD).  We schooled her at home, and even with my background in teaching, it was very difficult.  I would have to fight with her to make her begin her school work.  While teaching her, she would get very irritated and became fatigued very quickly.  Every little noise distracted her.  Every day, our bird would have to be removed from the room, because she could not tolerate its high pitch sounds.  She would cover her ears when exposed to loud noises, like a baby crying in the store or a dog barking.  She avoided social interactions and preferred to stay home by herself.

Testimony-John (Dyslexia)

Year after year, I saw John gradually fall behind in reading comprehension.  He never liked to read even though he passed his phonetics reading program and successfully decoded words, read sentences, and then read whole paragraphs.  However, after each annual achievement test, I saw his scores decrease in the area of reading comprehension, until he was officially behind.

At first, I required John to follow a health program to rid his body of yeast and confirmed that he was yeast-free by a medical practitioner who performed a blood analysis.  Although I felt this was an important part of improving John’s ability to focus,  he continued to struggle.  Thankfully, I was referred to Cheri Moore by a friend who told me how Cheri used brain integration techniques to help smart kids who were doing poorly in school.

Testimony-5 year old Ryan (vestibular, etc…)

After Cheri Moore’s success with helping my older son, I decided to seek her advice regarding Ryan’s unclear speech and lack of attentiveness, despite the fact that he was now in kindergarten.  We thought his speech would improve over time, but after a year, his speech improved very little.  I knew I would need to put Ryan in speech therapy, but decided to first let Cheri evaluate Ryan.  Within her first visit with Ryan, she expressed concern about behaviors that indicated hearing sensitivities.

Testimony: Leanne

My daughter, Leanne, was diagnosed with autism and central auditory processing disorder (CAPD).  We schooled her at home, and even with my background in teaching, it was very difficult.  I would have to fight with her to make her begin her school work.  While teaching her, she would get very irritated and became fatigued very quickly.  Every little noise distracted her.  Every day, our bird would have to be removed from the room, because she could not tolerate its high pitch sounds.  She would cover her ears when exposed to loud noises, like a baby crying in the store or a dog barking.  She avoided social interactions and preferred to stay home by herself.

A Mother’s Story

Ashylyn did not talk much when she was little, and was shy about interacting with people.  By the time she had finished Kindergarten, I could no longer deny Ashylyn’s difficulties.  When she was eight years old I had her tested and she received the diagnosis of Learning Disabilities with severe auditory processing deficits.  She worked with a wonderful educational therapist for many years; however, she continued to struggle in ways I couldn’t understand nor offer solutions to ease them.