Moore Auditory-Visual Integration Training

The Moore Auditory-Visual Integration Training (MAIT) method was Developed by Cheri Moore

Our sensory system is very integrated; thus, what is seen interacts with what is heard. Every effort is made through collaboration with a developmental or neuro-rehabilitation optometrist to push stimulation to a functional visual system to minimize a client’s behavioral difficulties during and after Auditory Integration Training (AIT). Auditory-Visual Training Protocols enable an individual to receive 10 days of auditory integration training before vision therapy or during a two-week break from vision therapy.

Cheri Moore helps individuals with no diagnosis, a past injury or concussion, those struggling to adapt to hearing aids, and individuals diagnosed with: attention deficit hyperactive disorder (ADHD), sensory issues, autism, dyslexia, hyperactivity, learning disabilities (LD), language impairments, pervasive developmental disorders (PDD), central auditory processing disorder (CAPD), hearing loss, attention deficit disorder (ADD), and depression.

    MAIT Consists of Comprehensive Hearing Tests, ENT Wellness, and Auditory-Visual Protocols

    Moore Auditory-Visual Integration Training uses hearing test results and the information below to develop each individualized Beard-Based Auditory Integration Training program:

    • Research-based OSHA safe listening levels
    • Test of Auditory-Visual Skills to screen for central auditory processing skills
    • Visual Activities to informally assess visual processing skills
    • Moore Auditory-Visual Questionnaire Report
    • Pre-care questionnaire to review ENT history and health
    • Activities to prepare clients for hearing tests that assess your ability to hear and your ability to tolerate sounds
    • Academic history, existing concerns

    The information from the comprehensive hearing tests and ENT wellness exam is used to determine a person’s ability to benefit from AIT, maintain progress, and when appropriate,  individualize their Auditory Integration Training program.

    • Each client’s middle ear health is evaluated by tests that assess eardrum movement and middle ear bone movements
    • Each frequency is tested until the client stops responding to determine the presence of a sensitivity peak, which is filtered during AIT using Dr. Berard’s protocols
    • Inner and outer cochlear hairs are tested when there are hearing loss concerns, especially when they coexist with sound intolerance.

    Auditory-Visual Training Protocols are used when there are both auditory and visual processing concerns. 

    • A comprehensive visual evaluation by a developmental or neuro-rehabilitation optometrist. I encourage clients to share outcome of visual activities and Moore Auditory-Visual Report

    Research Significantly Supports Improved Visual Processing Skills After Vision Therapy

    Randomized, Blind Study (221 children 9-17 yrs.) Convergence Insufficiency 12 week Intervention Program Convergence Insufficiency Score (lower number means improvements) % of participant’s meeting goals for near vision convergence skills
    Office-based therapy with home exercises 15.1 73%
    Office-based non-therapeutic
    activities with in-home activities
    (placebo group)
    21.9 35%
    Home-based computer therapy with therapeutic exercises 21.2 33%
    Home-based therapeutic exercises 24.7 43%

    A greater percentage of children (73%) who received an in-office vision therapy program with in-home eye-exercises made significantly more progress resulting in significantly lower convergence difficulties (15.1) when compared to a much lower percentage of participants (35%, 33%, 43%) making some progress who received vision therapy only at home or in-office, non-therapeutic visual activities with in-home visual activities.

    Evidence-based Results for Vision Therapy from 9 research sites. (2008). Randomized clinical trial of treatments for symptomatic convergence insufficiency in children. Arch Ophthalmol; 126 (10):1336-1349. Retrieved from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2779032/

    According to the American Optometric Association, relying on vision screenings that only test for how well one sees, 20/20 vision, fails to provide accurate information concerning visual difficulties 63% to 73% of the time.  
    “The American Optometric Association (AOA) recommends that all children have a comprehensive eye exam (eye alignment, eyesight, eye health) by an eye doctor (optometrist) as opposed to a vision screening, before beginning first grade.“

    “Undiagnosed and untreated vision disorders increase the potential for misdiagnosis of special needs and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), placing unnecessary stress on families and classrooms.” (https://www.aoa.org/patients-and-public/resources-for-teachers)

    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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