About Us

The Moore Auditory Integration Training Method is an in-home approach enjoyed by children, teens, and adults allowing her to work around client’s needs and schedules.  Cheri Moore individualizes your hearing evaluation, Auditory Integration Training program, and Auditory-Visual Training Protocol.  Auditory Integration Training strengthens the auditory system, integrating sights with sounds for all ages: preschoolers, students, and adults.  

Our Vision: Moore Auditory Integrated Training provides resources to equip and educate parents and professionals to recognize behavioral characteristics linked to deficits and dysfunctions in the auditory, vestibular, and visual processing systems with the goal of:

  • Providing an individualized auditory-visual intervention program based on medical
    evaluations, research, and experience.
  • Enhancing an individual’s ability to respond to intervention resulting in improved social skills, emotional health, academic success, independent living skills, and employment opportunities.
  • Facilitating interest in research, furthering the education of professionals and the public

Retrospective Study Invitation:

Moore Auditory Integration Training is inviting all users of the questionnaire to participate in a retrospective study that will help us better understand the patterns of coexisting auditory and visual processing dysfunctions and deficits. Please check the box during the registration process if you agree we can contact you to ask for a copy of test results from your audiologist and developmental optometrist or neuro-rehabilitation optometrist.

    It's a TEAM effort!

    • Cheri Moore, B.S. Spec. Educ., MSW, Certified Berard Practitioner
    • Ear, Nose and Throat Specialists checking the health of the ear
    • Audiologists following standardized testing protocols in addition to Dr. Berard’s air conduction testing protocol
    • Developmental Optometrists and Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Optometrists completing comprehensive visual evaluations

    The History of the Moore Auditory Integration Training Method

    With the help and mentorship of professionals, I continuously strive to meet Dr. Berard’s challenge to build upon his work. During my evaluation work with clients, I found behavioral characteristics of both visual processing difficulties auditory concerns like sound intolerance and hearing loss. Comprehensive hearing tests and developmental optometric exams consistently found concerns confirming Cheri Moore’s ability to reliably refer and communicate client’s difficulties.  Cheri completed her master’s program in social work at the University of Missouri St. Louis with an emphasis in family intervention.  Cheri completed a year-long practicum in a research study helping her realize the importance of developing a new software questionnaire and educational videos to responsibly share what she learned while working with families and collaborating with audiologist and developmental optometrists. Imagine the distress one feels upon the realization a child thought disobedient was unable to easily listen, comprehend, and remember in addition to experiencing visual processing dysfunctions like letters that blurred, doubled or floated off a page.

    Cheri’s search for answers began while teaching early intervention in the 1990’s; all my preschool students struggled with both expressive speech and fine motor difficulties. As an undergraduate student at Memphis State University, I learned from Dr. Quick who developed a preschool developmental milestone assessment tools. My experiences as a student and teacher prompted me to learn how to evaluate a client’s auditory processing skills and visual-motor processing skills through games and activities allowing me to observe “instinctive, natural responses” versus “work responses.” Later while teaching elementary students with learning disabilities, I realized that modification of curriculum allowed students to work around their learning difficulties. Cheri noticed that the higher a student’s intelligence, the better students figured out how to work hard around their difficulties to accomplish a task easily accomplished by others. Research repeatedly shows that student’s learning difficulties are not the result of an IQ deficit, but an inability to work at their level of intelligence.  Imagine a person’s emotional response to the constant stress .

    Preschoolers, students, and adults with hearing sensitivities, auditory processing difficulties, and visual processing difficulties exhibit behaviors associated with anxiety, emotional distress, and depression. Have you ever wondered if teens cope with academic difficulties by self-medicating: drinking highly caffeinated beverages, engaging in high-risk behaviors, alcohol, and drugs. Ongoing academic difficulties compounded by trauma increases the risk of addiction to alcohol and drugs later in life. Clients with behavioral characteristics of auditory processing dysfunctions and hearing loss enjoy listening to loud music, often using headphones or earbuds, despite complaining that certain sounds cause discomfort. Listening to music with headphones or earbuds cover up sounds while stimulating the brain’s auditory system. Researcher found that teens use unsafe levels of volume while wearing headphone or ear buds. I learned it is not “if” you will experience hearing loss, but “when” will you experience hearing loss. 

    Research shows that learning difficulties are not outgrown, adults who struggled to read and comprehend as students continue to experience difficulties. A unique experience taught me that improving the brain’s ability to respond to intervention by saturating the brain with healthy oils and improving the diet fails to remove auditory and visual dysfunctions, change the brain. Direct intervention is required to stimulate neural pathways in the brain creating stronger, efficient, functional neural pathways. You can learn more about the brain’s ability to change (plasticity) by reading Norman Doidge’s book, The Brain’s Way of Healing, chap. 8 “A Bridge of Sounds”.

    After Cheri earned her certification as a Berard Auditory Integration Trainer in 2011,  she began evaluating the auditory and visual processing systems. At the end of three years, Cheri was surprised when almost all visual processing test results from the optometrist showed concerns and almost all hearing tests supported client’s complaints of hearing difficulties and/or sound intolerance.  Cheri tracked client’s visual, auditory, and emotional responses during auditory integration training with the goal of:

    • Decreasing emotional distress
    • Collaborating with parents and professionals to help clients maintain progress
    • Learning when to develop a maintenance program
    • Learning when clients needed additional hearing tests due to characteristics of hearing loss 
    • Learning how to help clients transition into wearing hearing aids
    • Learning how to integrate auditory training with vision therapy

    FDA Statement On AIT

    "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 Deficits), SPD (Sensory Processing Disorder), Dyslexia."

    Are you ready to complete the Moore Auditory-Visual Questionnaire?

    Discover what questions to ask and what to observe during visual activities.
    Complete questionnaire to receive your Auditory-Visual Report.