Master nine auditory processing skills from simple auditory reception to detecting absurdities and inaccurate information.
- Listen with a purpose
- Respond appropriately to typical classroom and everyday questions
Target the auditory skills students need for classroom listening as well as reading and thinking tasks. Students practice listening and select the correct response from a choice of two responses.
Individualize the sessions for student needs:
- Select the number of items to attempt
- Select the percentage goal
- Turn narration on or off
- Target one auditory skill or select multiple auditory skills:
Absurdities: listen carefully to the text and identify errors and what doesn't make sense
Auditory Reception: listen to the text and answer yes/no, true/false, and basic knowledge and reasoning questions
Comprehension: listen to a story, then choose a title for the story and answer questions about the story
Details: listen to, retain, and answer questions about specific parts of what is heard
Exclusion: listen to and process information in order to answer questions that contain negative markers (e.g., not, doesn't, can't, isn't)
Following Directions: differentiate informative sentences from directions, listen for specific pieces of information, identify ambiguities in directions, and know when to ask for information
Main Idea: identify the main idea of a list of details and tell the main idea of a message
Phonological Awareness: identify rhymes, generate rhyming words, and identify words that start or end with a given sound
Problem Solving: identify problems, predict their probable causes, and identify appropriate solutions
Riddles: listen to clues and identify the target item
Other program features:
- every screen is fully narrated with picture-supported text
- 400 multiple-choice response items
- click on text to hear narration again
- simple, one-click answer format
- print and save session results for an unlimited number of users
- musical reinforcers
- correct answer tally
- content is based on No-Glamour Auditory Processing Cards
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This product provides positive feedback that builds the child's confidence so the child can reach his/her IEP goals faster! The software can be customized to the child's needs!
Mary Fratianni, Special Needs Coordinator
Port Jefferson Stations, NY
- Children with auditory processing difficulty typically have normal hearing and intelligence, but they are observed to have difficulty attending to and remembering auditory information, have problems following multi-step directions, have poor listening skills, and have low academic performance in multiple subject areas (NIDCD, 2004).
- A deficit in auditory perception [and processing] can be the underlying basis of many learning problems, including specific reading and language disabilities (Cacace & McFarland, 1998).
- Cognitive training has been used to remediate auditory deficits by teaching children to actively self-regulate and monitor message comprehension skills and to develop problem-solving strategies. Cognitive therapy may include language training (linguistic or metalinguistic), vocabulary development, and the teaching of organizational skills (Keith, 1999).
- Computer-assisted instruction and drill-and-practice software can significantly improve students' scores on standardized achievement tests in all major subject areas, preschool through higher education (Ringstaff & Kelley, 2002).
No-Glamour Sentence Auditory Processing Interactive Software incorporates these principles and is also based on expert professional practice.
Cacace, A.T., & McFarland, D.J. (1998). Central auditory processing disorder in school-aged children: A critical review. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 41, 355-373.
Keith, R.W. (1999). Clinical issues in central auditory processing disorders. Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, 30(4), 339-344.
National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD). (2004, February). Auditory processing disorder in children. (Publication No. 01-4949). Retrieved April 30, 2007 from www.nidcd.nih.gov/health/voice/auditory.htm
Ringstaff, C., & Kelley, L. (2002). The learning return on our educational technology investment: A review of findings from research. Retrieved August 9, 2007 from www.wested.org/online_pubs/learning_return.pdf
- WinXP or later
- 800 x 600 Screen Resolution
- OSX 10.2.6 to 10.6
(Not compatible with Lion, OSX 10.7)
- 800 x 600 Screen Resolution