Therapy in Action

The power to help your patients is within reach. If your patient has a specific ear deficit on dichotic listening tasks, consider the Constraint-Induced Auditory Training Program (CIAT). It is appropriate therapy for children with dyslexia, persons with hypersensitivity to noise, adults with aphasia, or anyone who would like to improve their listening ability. The most common question we get about this training program is: what would this therapy look like inside my organization?

One of the greatest advantages to CIAT therapy is the enormous selection of materials. Twelve compact discs of recorded material is included in the standard version. Another benefit of the CIAT is the included manual on CD-Rom. It provides a wealth of information like an overview, background, case studies, exercises and worksheets. The only equipment you need is a CD player and stereo headphones. You might begin by asking your patient (or patient’s parents) to commit to two 30-minute sessions for six weeks. You can be flexible and slow down the program or accelerate the program to suit the patient’s needs.

Therapy begins with over two CDs with exercises like dichotic digits, dichotic consonant-vowels, dichotic letters, and dichotic sentences. The patient will listen and respond as the therapist scores. After the exercises are complete, the patient moves onto short stories in noise and then a much longer story in noise. The stories are a listening task with no set exercise or scoring, but the therapist may ask occasional questions about what is happening in the story to make sure the listener is engaged.  Auditec now  includes a complimentary backup of the longer story (discs 5-12) with every purchase of the CIAT – Standard and Longer Story versions. This backup allows professionals to loan this portion of the CIAT to their patients for self-administration at home.

Auditec has received positive feedback about the use of this program. Their patients are experiencing improvement thanks to their caring audiologists. Will your patients be next? Email with your state/country to receive an exact quote with ordering instructions for the Constraint-Induced Auditory Therapy (CIAT) Standard.


CIAT Demonstration

The following recording is for decision-making only and is unsuitable for testing. The CIAT test (including samples) and its corresponding materials are protected by copyright. Listen to the Constraint-Induced Auditory Therapy (CIAT) sample below. Request a free pdf file of the manual excerpt and supporting materials by emailing


This demonstration is also available on a free CD for presentation or teaching purposes. Available from Auditec, Inc. Call 1-800-669-9065 (from US) or 314-416-1050 (outside the US) or email to order. 

CIAT Demo Disc; Item: CD126-9; Price: $0 FREE shipping within the contiguous US.


CIAT Dichotic Sentences

This portion of the Constraint-Induced Auditory Therapy (CIAT) includes dichotic sentences only. There are two lists of 25 sentences for 3-syllable, 4-syllable, 5-syllable, and 6-syllable sentences and one list of 25 sentences for 7-syllables. The patient is instructed to identify both sentences. This therapy can be used on an unlimited number of patients with simple equipment. The CIAT is a tool for remediation and should not be used to diagnose patients.

The CIAT Dichotic Sentences consists of sentences only. It includes a) audio recording, and b) manual and score forms as printable pdf files. Available from Auditec, Inc. Call 1-800-669-9065 (from US) or 314-416-1050 (outside the US) to order. FREE shipping to contiguous US. 

CIAT Dichotic Sentences; Item 251; Price $80.00 USD + S&H*
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