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The Georgiana Institute has been a resource for information on Auditory Integration Training since the publication of Sound of a Miracle by Annabel Stehli (Doubleday '91).


Annabel Stehli welcomes questions and comments about Auditory Integration Training, autism, and related disorders from individuals, parents, family members and professionals. She can be contacted by email, or by text or phone at (203) 994-8215.


What is AIT?
Auditory Integration Training is a sound and music therapy consisting of randomly modulated and filtered music played through headphones for half an hour, twice a day, for ten days. Its effect is to eliminate or reduce uncomfortable sound sensitivity.

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, CAPD (Central Auditory Processing Disorder), SPD (Sensory Processing Disorder), Dyslexia).

What are the benefits?
Improvements in socialization skills, focus, concentration, expressive language, sleeping, and academic performance.

Caveat: It is best to have any Berard-based Auditory Training administered by a professional Auditory Training Practitioner, for half an hour twice a day for ten days. A home program is only for those who are unable to do this because it is too inconvenient and/or expensive.


To find a qualified, professional AIT practitioner, see the

Website Directory of AIT Practitioners:
United States and International listings.



Georgiana Thomas is the author of
Overcoming Autism
My Inside Story


“ . . . inspiring and insightful . . . ” - Steve Eldelson, Ph.D., Director, Autism Research Institute

“In vivid detail, Georgie describes how unbearable her life was with hyper-acute hearing . . . . When she and I first met [in high school] she was just like anyone else!” - Ingrid Klein, longtime friend



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Overcoming Autism
My Inside Story


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Annabel Stehli welcomes questions and comments about Auditory Integration Training, autism, and related disorders from individuals, parents, family members and professionals. She can be contacted by email, or by text or phone:

The Georgiana Institute, Inc.
A Nonprofit Organization
Annabel Stehli, President
2025B South Lakeshore Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 USA
Cell phone: (203)994-8215
Email: georgianainstitute@snet.net


photo of Annabel Stehli

For more information about
Annabel Stehli, visit
AnnabelStehli.com
and learn about her books,
including  Sound of a Miracle


Sound of a Miracle book cover




photo of Georgiana Thomas

For more information about
Georgiana Thomas’ book
Overcoming Autism,
email Georgie at
nipponon@yahoo.com
or phone (541)752-7406




Since 1998 The Georgiana Institute has been designated a non-profit organization, tax-exempt under Section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, ID#06-1500430. Contributions are tax deductible.





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