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At Berard Auditory Integration Training (AIT), we work to spread the good news about this ground-breaking therapy to families all over the world.
By making the program affordable, and available to everyone, we have opened the door to allow many families that otherwise would never have been able to change the lives of their loved ones.
AIT is a safe, non-invasive therapy that uses filtered music to help the brain learn new ways to process auditory information. In doing this, our clients are able to finally knock down the walls that have hindered them in many ways such as reducing hyper-sensitivity to painful sounds and improving comprehension, auditory processing abilities, speech and language.
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|The first step to doing AIT is completion of the Initial Evaluation. Our practitioner may recommend that the client get an audiogram that can be done in their area and have the results sent to us by fax or email. Once we have all the information, the practitioner will determine the best protocol for the client.|
We will then create the individualized discs and ship them directly to you along with a set of headphones. All you need is a quality CD player.
Our practitioner will guide you through all you need to know to be able to listen to the session in your home on your own schedule. She and her staff will be available at all times while you are doing the AIT program to answer any questions that may arise.
Call today to schedule a FREE consultation for more information or to schedule your Initial Evaluation.
Ask about multiple program discounts for families
When is the BEST time to do AIT?
Ask any parent when the best time to get something done would be and they will often answer, "When the kids are asleep"! We all have busy schedules and there are so many things we want to do but just simply can't find the time. Finding time to do a round of Auditory Integration Training for your child isn't any different. However, we have found that Summer can be an ideal time to take that step and get the ball rolling.
Why is Summer any different, you might ask? Of course there is the obvious answer that since the kids aren't in school, they have more time. Well, Summer also provides a better chance to increase physical activity which can actually promote the chance of higher success. Physical activity and stimulation have been proven to increase brain function which is critical to retraining the brain and creating the new neural pathways.
Another reason that makes Summer an ideal time is that children are already being pushed pretty hard during the school year. Adding AIT on top of that can be very tiring for their minds. Summertime is often a more mentally relaxing time so there is less likelihood of being over-worked.
In addition to these reasons, we want to add one more reason why Summer is the best time to do AIT. If you do the AIT program during the months of July or August, we will reduce the cost by 25% which is a savings of up to $400.
Call us for more details at 828-683-6900.
|A Summer Favorite for Picnics -|
Crispy Coconut Chicken
|A gluten-free diet is an important part of many of our clients' lives, but sometimes it can be hard to find a recipe that is delicious, easy to make, and doesn't feel like "diet food". Crispy Coconut Chicken is all of that! Now the recipe originally called for frying in vegetable oil, but we have made a few changes to try to make it even healthier without compromising taste. You can even try baking and leave out the oil all together!|
Coconut oil (enough to fill frying pan about 1/2 to 1" deep)
1/2 cup cornstarch
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
3 large eggs, lightly beaten
3-4 cups of sweetened coconut flakes
3-4 medium boneless, skinless chicken breast
cut into strips or nugget-sized pieces
These delicious coconut chicken pieces can be enjoyed with any number of sauces or just plain. Try drizzling a little bit of warm honey for an even sweeter treat.
- In a medium frying pan, add 1/2 - 1" of oil and heat on medium, not allowing the oil to get above 350 degrees as coconut oil burns faster than vegetable oil
- In a bowl, mix cornstartch, salt, pepper, and cayenne pepper. Set aside.
- In a second bowl, beat eggs lightly.
- In a third bowl, add coconut flakes.
- Cover the chicken with the cornstarch mixture thoroughly, then dip into eggs covering well, then dip in coconut and set on a plate until all chicken is coated.
- Check the oil for temperature. When hot enough, CAREFULLY add the chicken one piece at a time being sure to give each piece a little space. (Note: if the chicken is still cold it will drop the temperature of the oil so do not try to do too many pieces at once.)
- Cook about 4 minutes, flip the chicken and cook another 4 minutes.
- Remove chicken when it is a lovely golden brown and set into a draining basket or onto a paper-towel lined plate.
The original recipe can be found at http://numstheword.com/crispy-coconut-chicken/
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Leicester, NC 28748