Brain and Birth Injuries

Do you have a hairline fracture on your skull from a concussion?

Was there trauma before or during birth?

People affected by brain injuries or birth injuries like cerebral palsy or other disabilities limiting mobility need stimulation provided by alternative therapies.

Are Sounds or Speech Uncomfortable?

An insightful report, your Moore Auditory-Visual Questionnaire Report, shares the intensity of behavioral difficulties related to specific areas of concern.

Need Help?

Cheri Moore helps children and adults improve their ability to respond and maintain progress after auditory integration training using medically-based testing to guide intervention.

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It is an honor to work with Cheri Moore on her journey with auditory integration therapy.  She has shown a consistent desire to go above and beyond in every aspect of her practice and training.  Cheri’s quest for greater understanding and her thirst for knowledge are demonstrated daily. It is a pleasure to work with a professional who is so eager to learn and apply new information to help her clients reach their best possible outcomes.

Kathy J Harvey-Jones, MsEd, Audiology, BC-HIS

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Sadly, the young boy covering his ears is experiencing physical discomfort in his ears. Sometimes, it is normal for young children to cover their ears. Watch the video to learn when help is needed to improve sound tolerance.

An Auditory-Visual Approach to Brain and Birth Injuries

Moore Auditory Integration Training, LLC works with you to improve emotional and physical health through Auditory Integration Training and screening for auditory processing and visual processing difficulties.

My love for learning and personal experiences working with clients led me to discover numerous reasons why many clients struggle to respond to therapy and maintain progress.

By listening to your story and experiences, we work together to develop an action plan based on the combination, intensity, and duration of your behaviors.

Ear Health and Cranial Skull Bone Spacing and Alignment

Did you know that the bones in your mouth, jaw, and skull all play a critical role in 50% of your hearing? Your skull bones include the bones on the top of your mouth and the structures that affect your dental development. More than 21 bones conduct sound to your hearing system, the cochlear and vestibular system.

Do you have a double uvula or a soft cleft palate decreasing bone density?

Do you have a hairline fracture on your skull from a concussion?

Are there past or ongoing ear infections, eustachian tube inflammation, or enlarged adenoids?

Little boy sitting at kitchen table wearing headphones

What Is Common Is Not Normal

According to Dr. Martin Rosen, DC and Dr. Nancy Watson, DC we often mistake what is common for normal. I agree.

Dr. Rosen and Dr. Watson share behaviors commonly seen that are clues regarding your cranial skull bone spacing and cervical-spinal alignment on pages 26 -28 of their book, It’s All In the Head (2021). In the link below, Dr. Houser provides a video illustrating what happens to your brain and body when the flow of blood and cerebrospinal fluid to the brain is disrupted.

Dr. Rosen and Dr. Watson emphasize the importance of checking the nervous system of all babies after birth and all individuals after trauma to the head. Why is it so important? They share that,

“The nervous system processes all stimuli and facilitates all movements, functions, and developments throughout their life. “

By Dr. Martin Rosen, & Dr. Nancy Watson (2021). It’s All In the Head Common Vs. Normal Cranial Distortions And What It All Means. Peak Potential Institute, Inc.

How Do You Know There Is A Need for Action?

When cranial distortions exist, knowing what to observe is essential. Equally important, the brain needs direct intervention to improve the ability of the eyes to work well together and the ears to work strongly together. Afterward, you can improve the integration of sounds with sights resulting in more instinctive motor responses. It is also easier to listen, comprehend, and remember.

There is a need for action when:

  • There are behavioral or learning difficulties
  • Development delays exist
  • Emotional distress like crying spells, outbursts, and unexplained irritability
  • Physical limitations
  • Medication improves behavior and learning, but when you stop the medication, their difficulties quickly return
  • Any of the 5 Surprising Reasons Hearing Loss Begins

Actions You Can Take Now to Receive Support Each Step Along the Way

Schedule a Free Consultation

Schedule a FREE Phone Consultation to share your story and concerns. Together, we will learn if you are ready for Auditory Integration Training.

Your case history and screening activities help me learn where to start. You will need the help of a loved one or friend and some patience. Remember, the goal is to maximize your response to therapy and minimize the risk of regression.

For example:

Do you need to first receive help tolerating the pressure of headphones on your skull bones?

Moore Auditory-Visual Questionnaire

Complete a Moore Auditory-Visual Questionnaire. Download and print observation activities specific to the questionnaire teaching you, What to Observe and How to Observe.

Do you need help completing the questionnaire activities and desire to meet in person? If you live in Hampton Roads or Northern Virginia, you can schedule a Phone Consultation to discuss a time to meet in person. Please do not email me without us first talking. Schedule your consultation today.

Save and email me your Moore Auditory-Visual Questionnaire Report sharing the intensity and frequency of behaviors associated with sound intolerance, visual processing difficulties, central auditory processing difficulties, and hearing loss.

Observation and Purposeful Play Booklets

Professionals and parents, I encourage you to purchase one of our Booklets helping you learn, What to Observe and How to Observe through activities and purposeful play. The activities help you,

Build a stronger relationship with your loved one as you:
see through activities and hear through their answers
how their world looks and feels through their eyes and ears.

Learn Who Benefits

Read a Who Benefits web page and watch videos pertaining to your area(s) of concern: sound intolerance, visual processing difficulties, central auditory processing difficulties, and hearing loss.

The Cost of Avoiding Vision Therapy

My father married again after my mother’s death. He married a wonderful lady, JoAnn. Her own struggles with vision loss helped me realize the importance of completing vision therapy. I hope her story helps others avoid vision loss and reach out for help. The cost of avoiding vision therapy is much higher than the financial cost of the therapy itself.

Unexpected Vision Loss Changed My Life

In 2020, unexpected vision loss changed my life. My awareness of the vision loss occurred within a few minutes. As sudden as looking at a Banyan tree and realizing its roots grow down from its branches, unexpected vision loss turned my life upside down.

5 Surprising Reasons Hearing Loss Begins

Hearing loss is not deafness. Hearing loss occurs on a spectrum: mild, moderate, severe, and every decibel in between which is why you may be surprised to learn about 5 reasons why hearing loss can begin.

A Miracle in My Vision Loss Journey

Almost a year into my vision loss journey, I was still fighting to restore my sight. I needed a miracle. You’ll never guess what miracle restored my vision.

Ways Hidden Hearing Loss Surprisingly Affects Behaviors

You may believe this is a blog to skip over, ignore. However, sometime during your lifetime you or someone you know will experience hearing loss. Thus, it is important to know the ways hidden hearing loss surprisingly affects behaviors. What you learn will astonish you.

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