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Auditory Skills

Hearing abilities such as auditory discrimination (syllabification, noticing differences in words), auditory figure-ground discrimination (attending to speaker, blocking out background noises/music), auditory memory (recalling information previously presented via audio), and auditory sequencing (understanding and recalling direction sequence, number sequence, etc). attention to a speaker, blocking out background noise,

Resources

  • Growing Alfalfa Sprouts - Photo Story preview

    Growing Alfalfa Sprouts - Photo Story

    Virginia Ingram MS CCC-SLP

    A photo story showing the steps to grow Alfalfa Seeds.

    Includes activity list
  • Auditory Processing Disorder - Parent Handouts preview

    Auditory Processing Disorder - Parent Handouts

    Teodora Gajic Bakic, MOT, OTR/L

    Parent Handouts about Auditory Processing Disorder: Velvet Buehler, M.A. CCC-SLP/A, Speech Pathologist and Audiologist, Professor EMERITUS summarized by Ambiki therapists.

    Includes activity list
  • Following Directions: Robot Coloring Sheet preview

    Following Directions: Robot Coloring Sheet

    Jessica Lenden-Holt

    Full page robot coloring sheet. One Step, Two Step, and Three Step Instructions Data Collection Sheet Suggestions for Use Visual Support for first/then/last Visual Support for before/after Use in p...

  • Farm Song Book preview

    Farm Song Book

    Virginia Ingram MS CCC-SLP

    This is a book of songs and activities related to the farm. It is geared towards pre-school age and would work in a group or an individual session. Many patients will benefit from this book but the...

    Includes activity list
  • Language Strategies For the Book Here We Are preview

    Language Strategies For the Book Here We Are

    Virginia Ingram, MS, CCC-SLP

    Oliver Jeffers wrote the heartfelt book, Here We Are, for his newborn son. It is a tour through the land, sea, sky, and the human body. Jeffers is a master at capturing the joy in our differences o...

    Includes activity list
  • Learning to Listen - Testing Cards preview

    Learning to Listen - Testing Cards

    Virginia Ingram

    SLPs work with children who are learning to hear because they are hard of hearing, newly aided with hearing aids, or newly implanted with cochlear implants. These patients need to develop their lis...

    Includes activity list
  • Learning to Listen - Training Cards preview

    Learning to Listen - Training Cards

    Virginia Ingram

    SLPs work with children who are learning to hear because they are hard of hearing, newly aided with hearing aids, or newly implanted with cochlear implants. These patients need to develop their lis...

    Includes activity list

Goal Bank

  • Morris will recall short phonemes (approximately 5-5 phonemes in length) verbatim with 80% accuracy across 5 consecutive sessions to demonstrate attention, working memory, and/or auditory awareness skills.

Related Disorder(s)

  • Central Auditory Processing Disorder (CAPD) - Auditory processing disorder (APD) is a hearing problem that affects about 3%–5% of school-aged children. Kids with this condition, also known as central auditory processing disorder (CAPD), can't understand what they hear in the same way other kids do. This is because their ears and brain don't fully coordinate.

Reference links

  • Understanding Intervention For (C)APD: As Easy As A-B-C Author: Jeanane M. Ferre - Poor (central) auditory processing may manifest behaviorally in a variety of ways, including deficient academic performance, impaired communication, and altered sense of self. A is for Activities, B is for Barriers, and C is for Collaboration.
  • Engaging and Fun Speech Activities We Use At Home For Babies, Toddlers and Children Author: Melissa Hyder - An article reviewing Learning Strategies and play-based activities for parents to use at home with babies, toddlers, and children with hearing loss.
  • Treatment of (Central) Auditory Processing Disorder: Bridging the Gap Between the Audiologist and the Speech-Language Pathologist Author: Velvet Buehler, MA/MS, CCC-A/SLP - There is a history of debate and controversy about the assessment and intervention of children diagnosed with auditory processing disorder (APD). Professionals in communication sciences and disorders view APD from different perspectives. Speech language pathologists (SLPs) tend to view APD from the language and literacy perspective, or a top-down model, whereas audiologists tend to view APD from an auditory perception perspective, or a bottom-up model. Professionals who assess and treat children with APD need to bridge the gap and merge their different perspectives to plan effective interventions for children with APD.
  • Redefining Auditory Processing Disorder Author: Susan Boswell - Often, treatment for APD and receptive language and comprehension may be the same. Specific remediation doesn’t exist for the perceptual processing skills (such as dichotic listening) that are assessed.
  • Better Together Author: Tena McNamara, AuD, CCC-A/SLP and Gail Richard, PhD, CCC-SLP - It is more productive to focus on addressing the effects of auditory weaknesses on school and home life than to expend energy debating whether poor performance on auditory skills tests reflects an auditory processing deficit or a language deficit.
  • Teachers’ Opinions Regarding the Symptoms of Central Auditory Processing Disorder In Children With Reading and Writing Difficulties Author: Fulya Yalçınkaya, Işık Sibel Küçükünal, A. Dilek Öğretir Özçelik - The study reported on here aimed to investigate whether CAPD symptoms were underlying to reading and writing difficulty. It was detected that children with CAPD symptoms had a significant disadvantage in reading and writing compared to children who did not have these symptoms. Children with CAPD symptoms should be referred for diagnosis if the CAPD indications are identified.