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Auditory Integration Training [Technical Report]

Working Group in Auditory Integration Training, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. (2004).
Rockville (MD): American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Available from: http://www.asha.org/policy/TR2004-00260/.
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This is a technical report on auditory integration training (AIT). Recommendations pertaining to AIT are provided.

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Treatment

"Initial anecdotal reports suggested that [auditory integration training] AIT, when used with individuals having diagnoses of autism, pervasive developmental disorders, learning difficulties, attention deficit disorder, and dyslexia, resulted in reduced hyperacusis, increased attention span, better eye contact, more social awareness, fewer tantrums, increased verbalizations, improved auditory comprehension, and improved articulation" (p. 1). However, "despite one decade of practice in this country, this method has not met scientific standards for efficacy and safety that would justify its inclusion as a mainstream treatment for these disorders.... It is recommended that ASHA re-examine this report should scientific, controlled studies supporting AIT's effectiveness and safety become available" (p. 8).

Keywords: Social Communication, Spoken Language, Auditory Treatments (i.e. Manipulation of the Acoustic Signal), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Pragmatics/Discourse, Social Communication, Speech and Language, Sensory-Based Interventions (i.e. SIT/AIT), Learning Disability, Speech and Language Disorder, Spoken Language Disorder, Written Language Disorder, Sensory-Based/Sensory-Motor Treatments

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Treatment

"Initial anecdotal reports suggested that [auditory integration training] AIT, when used with individuals having diagnoses of autism, pervasive developmental disorders, learning difficulties, attention deficit disorder, and dyslexia, resulted in reduced hyperacusis, increased attention span, better eye contact, more social awareness, fewer tantrums, increased verbalizations, improved auditory comprehension, and improved articulation" (p. 1). However, "despite one decade of practice in this country, this method has not met scientific standards for efficacy and safety that would justify its inclusion as a mainstream treatment for these disorders.... It is recommended that ASHA re-examine this report should scientific, controlled studies supporting AIT's effectiveness and safety become available" (p. 8).

Keywords: Social Communication, Spoken Language, Auditory Treatments (i.e. Manipulation of the Acoustic Signal), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Pragmatics/Discourse, Social Communication, Speech and Language, Sensory-Based Interventions (i.e. SIT/AIT), Learning Disability, Speech and Language Disorder, Spoken Language Disorder, Written Language Disorder, Sensory-Based/Sensory-Motor Treatments

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Treatment

"Initial anecdotal reports suggested that [auditory integration training] AIT, when used with individuals having diagnoses of autism, pervasive developmental disorders, learning difficulties, attention deficit disorder, and dyslexia, resulted in reduced hyperacusis, increased attention span, better eye contact, more social awareness, fewer tantrums, increased verbalizations, improved auditory comprehension, and improved articulation" (p. 1). However, "despite one decade of practice in this country, this method has not met scientific standards for efficacy and safety that would justify its inclusion as a mainstream treatment for these disorders.... It is recommended that ASHA re-examine this report should scientific, controlled studies supporting AIT's effectiveness and safety become available" (p. 8).

Keywords: Social Communication, Spoken Language, Auditory Treatments (i.e. Manipulation of the Acoustic Signal), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Pragmatics/Discourse, Social Communication, Speech and Language, Sensory-Based Interventions (i.e. SIT/AIT), Learning Disability, Speech and Language Disorder, Spoken Language Disorder, Written Language Disorder, Sensory-Based/Sensory-Motor Treatments

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Treatment

"Initial anecdotal reports suggested that [auditory integration training] AIT, when used with individuals having diagnoses of autism, pervasive developmental disorders, learning difficulties, attention deficit disorder, and dyslexia, resulted in reduced hyperacusis, increased attention span, better eye contact, more social awareness, fewer tantrums, increased verbalizations, improved auditory comprehension, and improved articulation" (p. 1). However, "despite one decade of practice in this country, this method has not met scientific standards for efficacy and safety that would justify its inclusion as a mainstream treatment for these disorders.... It is recommended that ASHA re-examine this report should scientific, controlled studies supporting AIT's effectiveness and safety become available" (p. 8).

Keywords: Social Communication, Spoken Language, Auditory Treatments (i.e. Manipulation of the Acoustic Signal), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Pragmatics/Discourse, Social Communication, Speech and Language, Sensory-Based Interventions (i.e. SIT/AIT), Learning Disability, Speech and Language Disorder, Spoken Language Disorder, Written Language Disorder, Sensory-Based/Sensory-Motor Treatments

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