The primary purpose of this investigation was to determine if Dichotic Auditory Training (DAT) can significantly improve post-test scores on an investigator developed screening tool (Pre/Post-DAT), the Staggered Spondaic Word test, and the SCAN-C: Test for Auditory Processing Disorders in Children/SCAN-A: Tests for Auditory Processing Disorders in Adolescents and Adults (SCAN-C/A). Three groups of children were included in this study: Experimental (n = 16), Control Group A (Tx) (n = 10), and Control Group B (a) (n = 10). Control Group B (a) received only pre- and post-testing. Both the Experimental Group and Control Group A (Tx) received training sessions consisting of the systematic presentation of a series of dichotic monosyllabic words to children over a 1-month period. The DAT training sessions increased in difficulty from 300 ms lead time to 0 ms lead time. Both groups of children receiving the experimental training showed significant improvement in dichotic auditory processing skills on post-testing measures.
|School:||University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences|
|School Location:||United States -- Arkansas|
|Source:||DAI-B 71/06, Dissertation Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Audiology, Speech therapy|
|Keywords:||APD, Auditory processing disorders, Auditory training, CAPD, Children, Dichotic training, Remediation|
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