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Following AIT many clients report functional improvements in areas affecting social, emotional, behavioural or academic performance.

In Memoriam Dr Guy Bérard, developer of AIT sound therapy

A pioneer in his field, Dr. Guy Bérard passed away peacefully at his home in Annecy, in the French Alps, last summer. His work in sound therapy has helped thousands of people around the world and since 2012 we have been celebrating his extraordinary life and achievements on his birthday, 20 January with Bérard International Day. Auditory Integration Training (AIT), an auditory retraining programme, was the crowning achievement of his life and has helped many people to dramatically improve their lives.

On this day, we at The Sound Learning Centre celebrate the application of Dr Bérard’s work and how it has been of benefit to our clients, many of whom have come from far and wide. We regularly see clients from around the world, including Kuwait, Dubai, Egypt, Australia, and many European countries as well as from all over the United Kingdom. The outcomes achieved have been heart warming on many levels, and frequently life changing, both for clients and their families. We are proud to say in June 2014 our Centre celebrated our 20 year anniversary of working with AIT.

AIT is a non-invasive centre-based programme for children and adults with sensory difficulties. It involves listening to modified music through headphones for 30 minutes, twice a day for a period of 10 days as a method of retraining the auditory system. The programme addresses under or over sensitivity in hearing and reduces distortions which may affect auditory processing as well as behaviours. To delve deeper into AIT read Dr Bérard’s book, ‘Hearing Equals Behavior: Expanded and Updated.’

Following AIT many clients report functional improvements in areas affecting social, emotional, behavioural or academic performance. Research into the field of AIT is on-going. Currently we are working on producing more anecdotal research in the form of Case Studies to add to those already on our website.

Such is his following we are delighted to announce two international conferences taking place this year in his honour and to celebrate his achievements:

Dr Guy Bérard Tribute Conference London, 21 and 22 March 2015
Venue: Heathrow Radisson Blu Edwardian

Bérard AIT Conference Washington, DC 11 April 2015
Honoring Dr. Bérard and the Bérard Method of AIT
Co-Sponsored by:
Chain Bridge Speech & Language, LLC, Bérard AIT International Society
Venue: to be announced

We are proud to keep the AIT torch burning brightly as we take this opportunity to salute the life and work of Dr Bérard.

Contact name: Pauline Allen, AIT Practitioner and Trainer
The Sound Learning Centre (London)
Tel: +44(0) 208 8882 1060

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Notes to editors:
The Sound Learning Centre was founded in 1994 by Pauline Allen and works with children and adults with learning and sensory difficulties using sound, light and developmental programmes to help improve performance. Pauline has pioneered the use of innovative programmes to treat learning and sensory difficulties.

Pauline has a background as a dyslexia tutor and neurodevelopmentalist, and also has extensive training and experience in the areas of sound, light and neuro-developmental therapy. Several television and radio news items about the Centre's work as well as word of mouth recommendations have meant that clients travel from all over the world for the treatments offered.

At The Sound Learning Centre we do not diagnose, although we see many clients who come to us with a diagnosis already in place. This can range from Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, AD(H)D, to Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD). However during our assessment we do test and observe actual behaviour and sensory responses. We look in great detail at the hearing, vision and developmental maturity of a person and suggest ways in which specific areas can be helped or developed further. We provide Assessments, Auditory Integration Training (AIT), Lightwave Stimulation (LWS) and a Neuro-developmental Programme (NDP).

For more information about our therapies please call us on:
tel: +44 (0)20 8882 1060

Medical Disclaimer
Please note: Many of our clients have experienced significant improvements in social, emotional, behavioural or academic performance following our sensory therapies. However we do not claim to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease, medical condition or any other physical or mental disorder and always recommend that clients consult their medical practitioners as appropriate and do their own research before commencing any of our therapies.

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