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TherapiesAuditory Integration TrainingCommunity Library Efficacy of Auditory Integration Training: The present review covers 28 reports on AIT. Twenty-three reports concluded that AIT benefits various population subgroups, three studies claim to show no benefit (or no benefit over that seen in a control group), and two studies reported rather ambiguous or contradictory results. Considering the great difficulties in both providing a credible placebo treatment and assessing improvement in the subject populations, these results are quite encouraging. The balance of the evidence clearly favors AIT as a useful intervention, especially in autism.
TherapiesAuditory Integration TrainingCommunity Library Controversial Auditory Therapy May Be Beneficial for Kids with Autism: The goal of AIT in individuals with autism is to improve auditory distortions, delays or sensitivities. The theory is if processing functions better, an individual will be able to sustain increased attention, which in turn allows greater opportunity for awareness, comprehension and engagement.
TherapiesAuditory Integration TrainingCommunity Library Neuroplasticity: How Is It Possible to Help Brain Conditions?: In this article, Dr. Norman Doidge describes the neuroplastic brain and explains how sound therapy can change how the brain is ‘hardwired’.
TherapiesAuditory Integration TrainingCommunity Library Auditory Integration Training and Facilitated Communication for Autism: This journal article examines two types of therapies—auditory integration training and facilitative communication—as a way to improve the communication skills of children with autism.