Our approach at The Key Clinic is strictly evidence-based, as we are only interested in cutting edge game-changing therapies. Some of the many research studies into the Neurodevelopmental, Biomedical and Auditory work we do is listed below.
Key Neurodevelopmental Therapy Research
Biomedical Treatment Research
Gut/Brain Axis Research
Studies which show the effects of gluten and dairy on Behaviour:
The Autism Research Foundation published the results of a recent questionnaire asking 25,000 parents of children with Autism, which interventions they found most helpful. 65% said taking gluten and dairy out of the diet.
Key Auditory Therapy Research
Results of almost forty independent studies show that a course of Auditory Therapy is likely to improve comprehension, ability to speed read, auditory processing speeds, face recognition and memory for images, words and numbers. It’s also been shown to reduce hypersensitivity to sounds and help regulate other areas of hyper- or hypo- sensitivity, as well as hyperactivity, anxiety levels, shyness. A clear link has also been shown between children who underperform in class and those who have ‘distortions’ in how they hear.
2014: Berard Auditory Integration Training: Behavior Changes Related to Sensory Modulation.
Research on changes in behaviors and sensory modulation after Berard AIT, published in peer-reviewed journal, Autism Insights.
By Sally S. Brockett, Nancy K. Lawton-Shirley and Judith Giencke Kimball, North Haven, CT, USA.
2013: Auditory Integration Therapy in Autism Spectrum Disorders.
Published in Autism Insights. By Laila Y. Al-Ayadhi, AIT Practitioner, Riyadh and Abdul Majeed Al-Drees, and Ahmed M. Al-Arfaj, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
Objectives: To determine the effectiveness of auditory integration training (AIT) in people with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD).
Method: Seventy two (72) subjects with ASD aged up to 17 years old (70 male and 2 females) were recruited for the study. All subjects were screened by Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, (DSM-IV), and assessed by CARS (Childhood Autism Rating Scale). Pre-intervention scores and post-intervention (3 and 6 months) scores were calculated for each child using CARS, Social Responsiveness Scale (SRS), and the Autism Treatment Evaluation Checklist (ATEC). Auditory integration training was performed over 2 week, 30 minutes, twice a day.
Results: All subjects demonstrated improvement 3 and 6 months following the AIT. ASD subject showed 22% and 26% percentage improvement in SRS scoring 3 and 6 months respectively following the AIT intervention. Those changes were attributed to statistically significant changes in social awareness, social cognition, and social communication. Similar results were achieved with the ATEC checklist: ASD subject showed 19.5% and 22.5% improvement 3 and 6 months following the AIT intervention, respectively. Those changes are due to statistically significant (P < 0.05) improvement in speech, communication and sociability only.
Conclusions: The results of this study support the therapeutic effects of auditory integration training on social awareness, social cognition, and social communication, as well as speech and communication.