Auditory integration training (AIT) is a developing treatment for auditory disorders that include sensitivity to sound, auditory attention problems, and auditory processing disorders. Although there is limited published research, a growing body of anecdotal and clinical data is being reported at professional meetings. This article discusses some of the issues related to AIT and presents preliminary data indicating that word recognition scores in the presence of competing noise improves for children with a variety of disorders who have been treated with AIT.
KEY WORDS: autism, pervasive developmental disorder (PDD), central auditory processing disorder (CAPD), auditory integration training (AIT), auditory attention, hypersensitivity, word recognition
Submitted on January 26, 1999
Accepted on June 30, 1999