Definitions for "Auditory integration training"
AIT was developed in response to the theory that the sound sensitivity and consequent behavioural disturbance in autism could result from hearing disturbances. AIT involves the child/adult wearing earphones attached to a machine with a variety of auditory filters that allow the sound emitting from the machine to be modified for individuals. The machine filters and amplifies specially selected music as necessary and sends the music to each ear independently. Although not widely available, some research suggest that structure listening and AIT appears to help in reducing sound sensitivity in many, but not all, children who are sound sensitive. AIT is also called the "Tomatis Method" and "Auditory Stimulation".
(AIT) A therapy for Central Auditory Processing Disorder (CAPD) and autism in which the client listens to a specially selected series of sounds and music in an effort to "retrain" the hearing. The theory is that autistics are hypersensitive to certain pitches and that this technique can reduce that sensitivity.
An experimental procedure for reducing painful hypersensitivity to sound.   It has proved beneficial for some people with autism and other neuropsychiatric disorders.