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Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) Software

Improve listening and auditory comprehension skills with unlimited, independent computer-based auditory processing exercises for use at home or in the clinic.

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The programs below for CAPD & APD and Auditory Processing and Auditory discrimination were designed and tested by certified speech-language pathologists (SLPs). They are not intended to replace your speech therapist, but can be used with your therapist or at home for unlimited independent practice.

Direction Following Out Loud

Direction Following Out Loud
(one of the harder lessons)

User hears spoken instructions to move objects of different color, size and shape on the screen.  Over 500,000 exercises at 200 difficulty levels with pre-recorded human speech.  Also provides patient with spoken feedback after an incorrect answer ("You're moving the Red Square, you should be moving the Blue Rectangle").

Great for impulsivity (often present in Attention Deficit Disorder, ADD).  If the user begins the exercise before listening to the full instructions, the program stops, tells them to wait for the instructions, and then repeats the instructions. Like most of our programs, it doesn't have "eye candy" which would distract children and annoy adults. Children still find it engaging because of the human voice an interactive feedback such as "You're moving the shapes in the wrong order, try again."  Appropriate for age 4 to adult.

 

Auditory Processing Disorder therapy software: Understanding Questions

Understanding Questions +OutLoud

Understanding Questions Out Loud (Deluxe version)

User hears wh questions  (who, what when, etc.)spoken in a human voice and must select an appropriate answer. Program (photo to right) provides feedback on incorrect answers, such as "Why means a Reason. Reason is to get milk."  Over 5,000 exercises in 3 difficulty levels.  Appropriate for ages 10 to adult.

 

 

 

 

Aphasia Tutor 1+: Words OutLoud (Deluxe version)

Aphasia Tutor 1 +OutLoud

This program, originally designed to improve written word retrieval, can be used for improving sound-letter association (by speaking individual letter sounds aloud), and spelling to dictation by hiding the picture or word cue, and requiring the child to type a letter or word based on hearing it spoken.  Appropriate for children older than 4 up thru adults.

 

 

 

Sights 'n Sounds (Deluxe)

Sights'n Sounds

Works on the patient's ability to say sounds or words. Shows them a picture, word and/or speaks the word (in a human voice). Then they repeat the sound back and  hear their own speech and the model sound for comparison.

Especially helpful for children with auditory discrimination difficulties. In the deluxe version, you may create a custom lesson to work on differentiating trouble sounds (i.e., children who have difficulty distinguishing /w/ from /r/, /p/ from /b/, etc.). You can record lists of words, one at a time, which contain the two sounds to be contrasted. The program speaks a single word aloud, records the child repeating it, and then plays back what they said immediately followed by the model. The printed word can then be displayed for them, so they can see which word they were trying to imitate. For example, if a child hears the word "ring" but says "rain," they get to hear the model a second time after hearing themselves, and then see the word "ring" in print. For readers, this can really boost their sound-letter association, as well as help them to understand their errors.  Appropriate for ages 4 to adult.


Don't see what you need?

We're working on new Auditory Comprehension programs. If you didn't see what you needed above, please contact us and let us know what you're looking for. Some of our most popular programs are based on customer suggestions. And if we don't have it, we may be able to suggest something from another company.

 

Auditory Processing Disorder Definitions in plain-english

Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) (previously known as "Central Auditory Processing Disorder" (CAPD)) is not a hearing impairment, it's a random inability to process what is heard. 
Persons with this condition often:
  • have trouble paying attention to and remembering information presented orally;
  • have problems carrying out multi-step directions given orally;
  • have poor listening skills; and
  • need more time to process information.

It appears to others as a problem with listening. A child with APD may be accused of "not listening". This information from the definition of Auditory Processing Disorder from the  Wikipedia.

Auditory discrimination:  a central auditory processing skill involving differentiating among phonemes—the smallest significant units of sound in a language. Phonemes are combined into words. Example:  the word "goes" is made up of three phonemes: "g," "oh," and "zzz." Auditory discrimination is part of phonology which, in turn, is one of the five components of language.

Auditory discrimination is one component of central auditory processing skills or auditory perception. The other components are as follows:

  • auditory memory: the ability to recall a sequence of auditory stimuli or phonemes auditory
  • blending: the ability to perceive separate phenomes, divide a word into phenomes, and combine phenomes into words
  • auditory comprehension: the ability to comprehend and interpret information that is presented orally

 

 

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