The Constraint-Induced Auditory Therapy (CIAT) is a dichotic listening therapy program based on Dichotic Interaural Intensity Difference (DIID) training.
The CIAT is a superior therapy program because of its many benefits. Some benefits include: 1) twelve hours of recorded dichotic materials for therapy, 2) manual with overview, background, score sheets, etc. 3) can be used on an unlimited number of patients, 4) uses a combination of scored exercises to be given by an administrator as well as a portion that can be self-administered, and 5) can be used with simple equipment (a CD player and headphones).
Designed for persons with specific ear deficits on dichotic listening tests (including children with dyslexia, persons with hypersensitivity to noise, adults with aphasia, or anyone who would like to improve their listening ability), the program employs recorded dichotic stimuli for specifically for the purpose of strengthening auditory processing by targeting an individual’s weaker ear through dichotic listening. Dichotic listening therapy activities can be of assistance to a person with a weak ear, will help with attention, and can facilitate listening in noise.
The CIAT program was developed by Annette Hurley, Ph.D and D. Bradley Davis, AuD, Department of Communication disorders, LSU Health Sciences Center. It consists of exercises employing numbers, syllables, words, and sentences of various lengths that are scored. Short stories, fables and a longer story could be self-administered. All are dichotic exercises. The competition is either of the same genre i.e. number vs. number or four talker babble.
The CIAT has been purchased by hospitals, private practices, school systems and parents. Several customers who purchased the Constraint-Induced Auditory Therapy (CIAT) reported positive results back to us. They say that their patients are showing real progress. One example of a positive report of Dr. Hurley’s therapy states: “…my daughter went from a deficit to very high normal ability…” If you think the CIAT might be right for your organization, email firstname.lastname@example.org for a CIAT manual excerpt and supporting materials as pdf files. A free demo link is also available.
PACKAGE 1: The CIAT Standard program on CD is the full set with exercises, short stories, and long story. It includes a) manual and score forms as printable pdf files, b) audio recording of Discs 1-12 for administrator, c) backup of Discs 5-12 for professionals to loan to their patients for self-administration, d) portable CD player with headphones. Available from Auditec, Inc. Call 1-800-669-9065 (from US) or 314-416-1050 (outside the US) to order.
PACKAGE 2: The CIAT Standard program on USB is the full set with exercises, short stories, and long story. It includes a) manual and score forms as printable pdf files on USB and b) audio recording on USB. Available from Auditec, Inc. Call 1-800-669-9065 (from US) or 314-416-1050 (outside the US) to order.