Welcome to the Georgiana Institute website, the primary AIT/DAA information source for both parents and AIT/DAA practitioners.
Heather Isaac, a DAA Practitioner in the UK, has developed Berard-based AIT with the added capability of filtering problem frequencies individually in each ear. The results are amazing, and it is less expensive than the traditional Berard-based methods. With the help of an audiometer or an audiogram done by an audiologist, a home program is offered for about $700 USD, and there is a program for parents as well as professionals who wish to become practitioners. Heather Isaac is on the international practitioners' list. When she came to the Georgiana Institute for training and certification in DAA a few years ago I was very impressed. She is professional, reliable, approachable and dedicated. Please let Heather know that you received your information about the Sensory Center from The Georgiana Institute.
Sensory Clinic Senior Practitioner
Dip Ed, GAP Nutritional Practioner, AIT Practitioner,
LWS Practitioner, DAA trainer, Filtered Sound Trainer,
Member of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists
Her web site is www.SensoryClinic.com
Email received at the Sensory Clinic is checked several times a day. Heather is wonderful about following up inquiries with phone calls.
I'm happy to answer questions by email at
and/or phone or text: (203)994-8215.
What is Auditory Integration Training (also known as Digital Auditory Aerobics)?
Digital Auditory Aerobics is a sound and music therapy that consists of randomly modulated and filtered music played through headphones for half an hour, twice a day, for ten days. The FDA permits the following statement: Auditory Integration Training remediates impairments in auditory discrimination (sound sensitivity and auditory distortion) associated with autism, learning disabilities, and related disorders - ADD, ADHD, and Central Auditory Processing Disorder (CAPD).
How can AIT/DAA benefit my child (or me)?
Typically reported in children are improvements in socialization skills, expressive language, sleeping, and academic performance and a reduction in the need for medication. Correspondingly, adults report decreased tension levels and increased focus and concentration.
What is the Georgiana Institute and what is its purpose?
Annabel Stehli is the Director of the Georgiana Institute, a non-profit organization originally located in Roxbury, Connecticut. She has championed AIT since the recovery of her daughter from autism, ADHD and dyslexia through the use of this therapy in 1977. She travels the world to promote AIT and is credited with bringing this promising non-drug intervention to world attention over the last fifteen years. She was instrumental in having Digital Auditory Aerobics/ Auditory Integration Training evaluated by the FDA in 1998.
Where can I find a local, certified DAA practitioner?
How can I become a certified DAA practitioner?
How can I purchase DAA equipment?