AIT Comes To An End

It’s been crazy here for the last 2 weeks.  We just finished Hunter’s AIT (Auditory Integration Therapy) intensive.  I’M WORE OUT!  Straight up, not going to lie.  Every day for the last 2 weeks we have had to drive to therapy (20 minutes away), do a 30 minute session, wait 3 hours and do a second 30 minute session.  The interesting days were the day I had to take Tevis to work.  So we would drive 20 minutes to the west, do session, com back home, pick Tevis up and drive 20 minutes to the east, then head all the way back to therapy and pick Tevis up after we were done.  In the midst of all that, on Tuesday we had a bad wreck in front of us where a girl crossed the median and hit a semi head on.  Of course we stopped the car and I jumped out and called 911 as myself and several others were running to check on the drivers.  That was a crazy day of which I won’t go into detail about.  Though it made us avoid the interstate for a couple days.  Scary.  I can honestly say though that I don’t want to drive for a while.

Anyway, being that my brain is mush and I am struggling to organize an actual clear thought, I figured I would just give you a little info on what AIT can help with.  We will be able to see marked improvements at  1 month, 3 month & 6 month intervals.  I have already seen where he is calmer.  Yes, he still has moments, but the fact that I was able to walk into Walmart and he literally stayed with me the whole time and never once took off, is HUGE in my book.  He is also able to regulate his frustration better.  It doesn’t seen to take him as long to regain himself after a meltdown or with frustration.  We shall see what the days ahead will be like.  =)  Be Blessed!

The Effects of AIT often include:

  • Calmer overall behavior!
  • Happier nature, more cheerful disposition
  • Consistent demonstration of age appropriate behavior
  • More appropriate voice volume for a given situation
  • Improved academic performance
  • Improved ability to focus and attend in a variety of situations
  • Improved frequency and easier interactions with others
  • Improved social skills
  • Improved expressive language
  • Improved language discrimination
  • Improved language comprehension
  • Improved ability to function in background noise
  • Improved concentration ability
  • Improved sensory processing
  • Improved speech
  • Improved handwriting
  • Improved vocabulary
  • Increased eye contact
  • Increased affection, expression and interaction
  • Increased physical comfort level
  • Increased self-esteem
  • Increased compliance and cooperation
  • Increased independence
  • Increased interest in verbalization and communication skills
  • Reduced hyperactivity
  • Reduced distractibility
  • Reduced hyper-acute and/or painful hearing
  • Reduced noise (or tinnitus) in the ear
  • Reduced startle responses to loud noises
  • Less irritability
  • Less complaints of various sounds causing pain or discomfort
  • Less impulsivity and restlessness
  • Less lethargy
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