Welcome again to this issue of videos presented on the Bérard AIT YouTube channel which have been designed to increase awareness and educate parents about the differences between the Bérard method and other forms of AIT. This is your host Stan, and this video addresses one of the first questions that parents and adults are interested in obtaining information about, namely what changes typically occur and when do these occur. So listen to the presentation, which you will find at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IRt7rYM8nz0
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In this video we address two questions. First, what changes are most typically reported, and second, when can we expect to see these changes occur. Advances in expressive language abilities are often reported. Frequently there is a general increase in communication, with strong gains in vocabulary as well as set instruction. All comprehension skills also improve. The AIT participant can often better understand not only spoken words, but the communication intent or meaning behind those words. This is because the ability to process individual speech sounds and words more rapidly improves a general working memory. Working memory is like random access memory, or RAM in a computer. And just like a computer, without enough working memory, the whole system becomes backlogged because we are spending too much time on one task. The entire process loads down, freezes, and it takes time to think and to make decisions.
When we expand working memory, we process all information more easily, which in turn makes it easier to follow directions, and to make logical connections? There’s very often an increase in self-confidence and independence. For children, this enables them to be more independent, to do more for themselves, and for adults it enables them to strive for higher goals.
The ability to control or manage our emotional state also improves. Participants often experience more emotional stability, and calmness and an increased tolerance for change
These advances typically lead to better social interaction, and cooperation with others.
Improvements in sensory integration are often seen.
Bérard AIT integrates the different centers, in particular, but not only, the auditory sense to work together in harmony and avoid sensory overload.
Restlessness may decrease, and Bérard AIT participants may be more thoughtful in decision-making and more reflective in their actions.
A better capacity to organize auditory information makes it easier to concentrate, which leads to better study skills and learning in general. Disability to learn more readily is the foundation for academic and business success.
In the balance, motor planning and coordination improve general well-being and can easily contribute to better performance in sports and athletics.
Our second question was when we can expect to see changes. Well, reports vary as to when changes are noticed, Observations of positive changes can occur during the actual ten hour training program. Recent neuroscience research documents change after Bérard AIT within a week after training. Some notice change after a month or even several months later. Every individual is unique, and so responds in a unique way. Progress may be subtle in the beginning for certain people, whereas others may show a sudden marked improvement. Some people may demonstrate definite but gradual progress while others experience more immediate dramatic response. You can find additional, reliable information at BérardAITwebsite.com
After you’ve researched some basic information about the program, from resources such as the Berardaitwebsite.com the next step is to discuss your particular situation with a Bérard practitioner. Bérard is used in many different cases, and a practitioner can answer a question specific to your situation. They can also provide evaluations and recommendations as needed, and discuss the details of the program relevant to you. There are hundreds of Bérard practitioners world-wide.
We also recommend reading the updated and expanded version of Hearing Equals Behavior by Dr. Guy Bérard and Sally Brockett. We welcome your questions and comments. Please contact us at email@example.com
Thank you for listening.