The MAIT Program
Step 1: Complete the Moore Auditory-Visual Questionnaire
The Moore Auditory-Visual Integration Training program starts with the Moore Auditory-Visual Questionnaire. The questionnaire and guided interview process were developed over time through reading research studies and working with clients of all ages. Their story has become a part of my story. My interactions with clients helped me realize the significance of information shared by clients and their test results.
Step 2: Comprehensive Hearing Tests & ENT Wellness Exam
Once you have completed the Moore Auditory-Visual Questionnaire you can take the results to your Ear, Nose, and Throat doctor. The information from the hearing evaluation is used to determine a person’s ability to benefit from AIT, maintain progress, and individualize their AIT program.
- Each client’s middle ear health is evaluated by tests that assess
ear drummovement 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.
Additional tests where there are both auditory and visual processing concerns.
- A comprehensive visual valuation by a developmental or neuro-rehabilitation optometrist
- Share outcome of visual activities and Moore Auditory-Visual Report
Step 3: Auditory Integration Training Programs
If the results of the questionnaire and testing show that AIT is needed we will work with you to schedule the necessary sessions and assessments.
- First 5 days – twice a day for thirty minutes using new music.
- Day 6 – mid-point assessment to reassess the trainee’s hearing. These changes determine which program is used during the remaining listening sessions.
- Days 7 to 11 – twice a day for thirty minutes using new music
- 3-month follow-up
- 6-month follow-up which will include a second AIT program with 20 listening sessions over 11 days
Implementation of Moore Auditory-Visual Integration Training Program is a Team Effort
Our MAIT program involves Cheri Moore, ENT doctors, audiologists, developmental optometrists, and neurodevelopmental optometrists. Cheri Moore’s desire to improve clients’ emotional response during auditory integration training resulted in the discovery of a high rate of co-existing visual processing difficulties with sound intolerance, with or without a hearing loss. After some clients experienced increased visual processing difficulties during AIT, like chronic double vision, Cheri Moore collaborated with optometrists specializing in vision therapy to track client’s progress.
Auditory-visual protocols have resulted in improved responses to AIT and vision therapy. If we can contact you upon approval from the Independent Research Board, please check the box during the Moore Auditory-Visual registration process.
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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