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Berard Auditory Integration Training

Do you find everywhere you go that the noise is just TOO much? Are you misunderstanding what you have heard, have trouble filtering out background noise (e.g. clock ticking, others chewing), or experience sound overload? Hypersensitivity (hyperacusis) to sound can be frustrating and exhausting to say the least!

However, there is something you can do. Berard Auditory Integration Training (AIT) is a listening program that reorganizes the sensory center of the brain through use of a specific program of modified and filtered music. In the process, it actually helps our brains, through neuroplasticity, to improve connectivity and sound processing.  

When we can hear, process and comprehend in an integrated manner without becoming overloaded with information, life is less complicated. AIT can help improve a broad variety of challenges for both adolescents and adults, from difficulty sustaining attention and sound hypersensitivity, to speech and language delays, physical coordination such as balance, and difficulty remembering. You may think, what can we possibly improve by simply sitting and listening to special music at targeted frequencies? A great deal, if using specialized training approach like Berard Auditory Integration Training.
 

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Berard Auditory Integration Training
Qualified therapists

Our dedicated team of speech-language pathologists are specially trained in speech therapy as it relates to cognitive-communication issues (how you listen, process, focus, remember, and communicate). We are also nationally certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, are nationally recognized by the Brain Injury Association of America and are Certified Brain Injury Specialists (CBIS). We are licensed to practice in both North Dakota and Minnesota. We believe every patient deserves the best treatment and support we can offer in every single contact and interaction with us.
 

Individual approach

We recognize that no two people have the same needs and that everyone has different learning styles. That’s why we like to call our approach “the Progressive way,” which means we will happily customize treatment plans to meet the unique needs of the individual and their family. We also believe in “the right fit” between patient and therapist, so will make every effort to match you with a clinician who connects with you, understands you, and utilizes a therapy style that is comfortable for you.

We are here to help

Depending on the goals you wish to accomplish and the learning pace that is most comfortable for you, we will arm you with the evidence-based strategies, proven skills and ample support you need to feel more organized, prepared and effective. Therapy strategies may range from recommendations for specific tools (such as timers or planners), one-on-one brainstorming and problem-solving to address concerns, therapeutic activities as well as computer trials or worksheets to help strengthen cognitive and executive functions like attention, memory, and planning.
 

Coaching with compassion

We know that working on cognitive-communication issues is hard work and that it can be easy to feel defeated or overwhelmed by the challenges of building a more efficient brain. However, you will not be in this alone. We are not just speech-language pathologists; we are fellow human beings who care about you, your journey, and your success. We don’t want an appointment to feel like you’ve been sent to the principal’s office. Instead, you’ll find a comfortable space where you’ll feel listened to and understood. And because humor makes everything more bearable, be prepared to laugh and joke a bit too!