Berard Auditory Integration Training (AIT)


We interviewed Sally Brockett about Berard Auditory Integration Training (AIT), which can improve focus, attention and learning. You can watch the replay below.

AIT can improve symptoms in children with neurodevelopmental disorders such as:

Children with auditory and sensory processing problems have difficulty interpreting daily experiences because the capacity to hear and communicate is compromised. Your child may benefit from AIT if they experience:

  • Poor attention
  • Slower thinking and processing
  • Difficulty listening, understanding, and remembering
  • Incorrectly understanding and following directions
  • Brain “traffic jams” when processing sensory information
  • Hindered ability to put ideas in sequence
  • Sound hyper (over-sensitive) and hypo-sensitivity (tuned out)
  • Low tolerance for distractions

The Berard method of Auditory Integration Training (AIT) helps reorganize the brain to improve auditory and sensory processing capabilities so the brain no longer gets overloaded with disorganized information. Language, learning and social abilities develop more normally, and children are better able to excel as a result.

This method of auditory training was originally developed by Dr. Guy Berard – a French ear, nose and throat physician – who successfully used this technique with thousands of people in Europe. The Berard system of AIT has since become regarded as the most effective approach available for enhanced listening skills, language, learning and sound tolerance. Please note that you will be asked to enter your email address at the 30-minute mark to finish viewing the video.

About Sally Brockett MS

Sally Brockett is the founder and director of the IDEA Training Center in North Haven, Connecticut, and is one of the foremost Berard AIT experts in the world. Sally learned the Berard method of AIT directly from Dr. Berard and worked closely with him to develop program standards and excellence.

A former Teacher of the Year, Sally Brockett is a certified International Instructor of Berard AIT. Her qualifications include Connecticut Professional Educator certification with a Master’s degree in Handicapped Preschool Education, Comprehensive Special Education certification, and a Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education.

Sally Brockett

Sally is a contributing author to several books about autism treatment. She was invited to provide the chapter about Berard AIT in Autism Spectrum Disorder: Neuromodulation, Neurofeedback and Sensory Integration Approaches to Research and Treatment.The Official Autism 101 Manual by Karen Simmons also contains a chapter about Berard AIT written by Sally. Ken Siri and Tony Lyons, editors of Cutting-Edge Therapies for Autism, invited Sally to contribute a chapter about Berard AIT. Sally is also a co-author of Hearing Equals Behavior.


This webinar is not a substitute for medical advice, treatment, diagnosis, or consultation with a medical professional. It is intended for general informational purposes only and should not be relied on to make determinations related to treatment of a medical condition. Epidemic Answers has not verified and does not guaranty the accuracy of the information provided in this webinar.

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