BERARD TRIBUTE CONFERENCE IN LONDON 21 AND 22 MARCH 2015
Don't miss this event! We will be at the Radisson Blu Edwardian Hotel at Heathrow, London, for 2 whole days. The purpose is to celebrate the legacy of Dr Guy Berard the founder and inventer of AIT. Dr Berard lived from 1916 to 2014, and by the time he passed on there were AIT practices in every continent around the world. This is no small achievement, and deserves celebration.
The conference will feature international speakers from many countries, and also Georgiana Stehli Thomas with her mother Annabel Stehli. There will be books for sale and videos, and much discussion about AIT and FST and other various delivery systems for AIT.
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TRIBUTE TO PETER STEHLI, PASSED 2 SEPTEMBER 2011
All of us in AIT and FST are saddened to learn of the passing of Peter Stehli on 2 September 2011, after a long illness.
Peter was the husband of Annabel Stehli, and stepfather to Georgie whose story of overcoming her autism was told so movingly by Annabel in the best-seller “The Sound of a Miracle”. This was the story that launched the world-wide interest in Bérard Auditory Integration Training, and led to the training of hundreds of practitioners throughout the world. Without Peter, I think we can accurately say there would have been no story of Georgie’s AIT success, since it was Peter’s job that had taken them to live in Geneva, Switzerland, from where Bérard’s centre in Annecy, France, was just across the border.
I first met Peter and Annabel in Westport, Connecticut, USA, in September 1992 when they kindly allowed me to visit them to discover more about AIT. A brief chat was extended to become a dinner , and by the time this had ended we were friends.
I will always remember his warmth and kindness towards me, when with great trepidation I made arrangements to train as a practitioner in Westport directly after the Georgiana Organisation’s “Celebration of Breakthroughs” conference held in Stanford, CT. After the training Peter rented a light aircraft to fly Mary-Jo and me up to the FC conference with Douglas Biklen in Syracuse, NY, just for the fun and to be helpful. What a sight it was flying over the Catskills to land over the flat terrain of Syracuse.
Through various discussions after this, Peter was steadily kind, warm and encouraging at all times. I know all of us who knew him will miss him.
a second group of professionals complete FST training for hungary
During August 2011 a second group of talented professionals completed their training in FST for Hungary. This time Rosalie visisted Budapest in person, relying on the interpretation skills of Agnes Jordanidisz once again.
On the final day of this course, the previous set of interns joined with the newly-qualified practitioners to complete their listening test qualification and receive full certification.
This group has impressed with their commitment and expertise, and we can expect great things for their clients.
Thanks to Katalin Lakatos for the use of her centre, BHRG, and to the ICSA for their centre.
FST now in hungary!
A group of 14 talented professionals have been certificated as intern practitioners in Budapest as of the end of January 2011.
This was made possibly through the magic of Cisco Webex, thanks to the translating skills of Agnes Jordanidisz, and the generous sharing of her premises at BHRG by Katalin Lakatos.
This group will receive their full certification in June 2011 in Budapest when the training completes.
ready to take on the challenge!
QUOTE FROM THE INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY 14 NOVEMBER 2010
In the UK paper: 'THE INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY' of 14 November 2010, an article entitled "Noisy Home Lives Make Children Slow at School" by Kate Youde was printed.
This article opened with this quote:
"Children are starting nursery school unable to speak and listen properly because of chaotic and noisy home lives, according to an Ofsted report released today." (Ofsted is the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills. They regulate and inspect to achieve excellence in the care of children and young people, and reports directly to Parliament.)
The article goes on: "...the majority of schools visited by Ofsted reported that childen are increasingly unprepared for learning, and have poor listening and speaking skills."
The author goes on to draw a connection between the noise-polluted environments of these children and their subsequent poor listening skills.
However, we know that other factors like repeated ear infections, and over-use of mp3-in-ear phones also contribute.
Whatever the origin, it will take more than simply turning off the TV/s in the home to help these children. FST is still the only readily-available and affordable auditory training system to help these children, and it is done in 10 days!
In the UK the NHS Speech Therapy services do not attend to 'Attention and Listening' in Secondary Schools, and in Primary Schools the SLT's teach compensatory strategies such as 'Active Listening', without addressing the fundamental processing problems. The outcomes for the children could be so very much better with FST or AIT.
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an alternative to the audiometer... the audiva hearscreener
Some practitioners are finding the Audiva meets all their needs, and costs less too than the usual hearing screer. You can see more about it on the internet... www.ladderoflearning.co.uk/Z/audiva/
NOTE: PRACTITIONERS IN SA HAVE BEEN DISSATISIED WITH THE AUDIVA'S PERFORMANCE AND APPARENTLY IT ONLY WORKS ON WINDOWS XP.