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Lecture 5

LING 4P27 Lecture Notes - Lecture 5: Auditory Phonetics, Echoic Memory, Attention Span


Department
Linguistics
Course Code
LING 4P27
Professor
Barbra Zupan
Lecture
5

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LING 4P27
Lecture 5
October 25, 2016
General Auditory Rehabilitation for Children
Tests to Assess Infants and Toddlers
Table 9.4 p. 338
Functional Auditory Performance Indicator: An Integrated Approach to Auditory Skill
Development (FAPI; Stredler-Brown & Johnson, 2004)
o Assesses 7 auditory skill levels
o Skills with each level range from easy to difficult
o Assists in goal development
Infant-Toddler Meaningful Auditory Integration Scale (IT-MAIS; Ximmerman et al, 2000)
o Parent-report scale administered in an interview format
o 10 items
o assesses ifats aility to voalize, alert to soud, ad derive eaig fro
sound
Levels of Auditory Skill
Sound detection/awareness Sound discrimination Identification
Comprehension
Detection
Involves awareness of sound
Presence/absence
What are some behavioural signs that may indicate a child has detected sound?
o Localization
Searching for sound source
o Selective attention
Learns to separate one sound from co-occurring sounds
o Sustained attention
Attention span
Discrimination
Ability to perceive similarities and differences
Suprasegmentals
o Intensity, duration, pitch, timing
E.g., Hit piano keys softly/loudly and ask child if soft/loud
Play fast/slow
Segmentals
o Phonemes, phoneme patterns
o E.g., Discriminate vowels that differ in first formant information (meat/mat)
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