Auditory Integration Training and Autism Ranking: Insufficient/Mixed evidence

Cost and Time


The costs of auditory integration training will depend to a large extent on the form of auditory integration being used, the specific supplier you are using, whether you are paying for a therapist or for a set of CDs, and if any travel and accommodation is required.

Tomatis Method

We have been unable to identify the costs of using the Tomatis Methods from any of the suppliers of the method.  However, according to an article on the Parent Map website, written in 2014 and accessed on 8 March 2019, “The current cost of treatment ranges $50–$55 an hour, depending on the phase.” Given that the Tomatis Method is an intensive intervention which can take 70 plus hours to complete, it is likely that some suppliers may charge in the region of $3,500 or more.

The Bérard Method

According to the Henry Spink Foundation website, accessed on 8 March 2019, “[The Bérard method] costs on average £400”. However according to the Advanced Sensory Educational Services (ASES) website, accessed on 8 March 2019, it costs $1,200, although this fee does include a range of services. “The $1200.00 Berard AIT cost at the ASES Center includes initial evaluation, information for aftercare, handouts, periodic monitoring for six months, and no more and no less than 20 one-half hour listening sessions in a ten day period. Cost for audiologist's exams are not included.”


The amount of time it takes to use AIT will depend on a number of factors including the overall length of treatment, the frequency of treatments and the time taken to administer a single dose, as well as the needs of the person undertaking it.

The Tomatis Method

According to the Learning Center net website, accessed on 8 March 2019, “Each client’s Tomatis Method program is tailored to meet his or her specific needs. The length depends on two factors:

  • Nature, length and severity of the problem.
  • Client’s response to the program.

Some clients respond more quickly than others. As much as possible, we try to give an accurate estimate for the duration of the program before starting. Keeping this in mind, an average program consists of three blocks and approximately 70 hours in total. However, some clients may need additional blocks.”

The Bérard Method

According to the Bérard AIT website, accessed on 8 March 2019, “The practitioner follows the Berard AIT protocol. Key points include: 10 days of listening sessions provided 2 times a day for 30 minutes each session. It is acceptable to have a 1 or 2 day break but only after the first 5 days of listening.”  “’Booster’ sessions are not permitted. If it appears that the individual may benefit from more AIT, the entire 10 days should be done.”

16 Jun 2022
Last Review
01 Jul 2019
Next Review
01 Nov 2024