The Moore Auditory Integration Training Method is an in-home approach enjoyed by children, teens, and adults allowing her to work around client’s needs and schedules. Cheri Moore individualizes your hearing evaluation, Auditory Integration Training program, and Auditory-Visual Training Protocol. Auditory Integration Training strengthens the auditory system, integrating sights with sounds for all ages: preschoolers, students, and adults.
Our Vision: Moore Auditory Integrated Training provides resources to equip and educate parents and professionals to recognize behavioral characteristics linked to deficits and dysfunctions in the auditory, vestibular, and visual processing systems with the goal of:
- Providing an individualized auditory-visual intervention program based on medical
evaluations, research, and experience.
- Enhancing an individual’s ability to respond to intervention resulting in improved social skills, emotional health, academic success, independent living skills, and employment opportunities.
- Facilitating interest in research, furthering the education of professionals and the public
Retrospective Study Invitation:
Moore Auditory Integration Training is inviting all users of the questionnaire to participate in a retrospective study that will help us better understand the patterns of coexisting auditory and visual processing dysfunctions and deficits. Please check the box during the registration process if you agree we can contact you to ask for a copy of test results from your audiologist and developmental optometrist or neuro-rehabilitation optometrist.
It's a TEAM effort!
- Cheri Moore, B.S. Spec. Educ., MSW, Certified Berard Practitioner
- Ear, Nose and Throat Specialists checking the health of the ear
- Audiologists following standardized testing protocols in addition to Dr. Berard’s air conduction testing protocol
- Developmental Optometrists and Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Optometrists completing comprehensive visual evaluations
The History of the Moore Auditory Integration Training Method
With the help and mentorship of professionals, I continuously strive to meet Dr. Berard’s challenge to build upon his work. During my evaluation work with clients, I found behavioral characteristics of both visual processing difficulties auditory concerns like sound intolerance and hearing loss. Comprehensive hearing tests and developmental optometric exams consistently found concerns confirming Cheri Moore’s ability to reliably refer and communicate client’s difficulties. Cheri completed her master’s program in social work at the University of Missouri St. Louis with an emphasis in family intervention. Cheri completed a year-long practicum in a research study helping her realize the importance of developing a new software questionnaire and educational videos to responsibly share what she learned while working with families and collaborating with audiologist and developmental optometrists. Imagine the distress one feels upon the realization a child thought disobedient was unable to easily listen, comprehend, and remember in addition to experiencing visual processing dysfunctions like letters that blurred, doubled or floated off a page.
Cheri’s search for answers began while teaching early intervention in the
Preschoolers, students, and adults with hearing sensitivities, auditory processing difficulties, and visual processing difficulties exhibit behaviors associated with anxiety, emotional distress, and depression. Have you ever wondered if teens cope with academic difficulties
Research shows that learning difficulties are not outgrown, adults who struggled to read and comprehend as students continue to experience difficulties. A unique experience taught me that improving the brain’s ability to respond to intervention by saturating the brain with healthy oils and improving the diet fails to remove auditory and visual dysfunctions, change the brain. Direct intervention is required to stimulate neural pathways in the brain creating stronger, efficient, functional neural pathways. You can learn more about the brain’s ability to change (plasticity) by reading Norman Doidge’s book, The Brain’s Way of Healing, chap. 8 “A Bridge of Sounds”.
After Cheri earned her certification as a Berard Auditory Integration Trainer in 2011, she began evaluating the auditory and visual processing systems. At the end of three years, Cheri was surprised when almost all visual processing test results from the optometrist showed concerns and almost all hearing tests supported
- Decreasing emotional distress
- Collaborating with parents and professionals to help clients maintain progress
- Learning when to develop a maintenance program
- Learning when clients needed additional hearing tests due to characteristics of hearing loss
- Learning how to help clients transition into wearing hearing aids
- Learning how to integrate auditory training with vision therapy
FDA Statement On AIT
"Auditory Integration Training remediates impairments in auditory discrimination (sound sensitivity and auditory distortion) associated with Autism, Learning Disabilities, and related disorders - ADD, ADHD, CAPD (Central Auditory Processing Deficits), SPD (Sensory Processing Disorder), Dyslexia."
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