Journal article

Testing Auditory Processing Skills and their Associations with Language in 4-5-year-olds

Edith L Bavin, David B Grayden, Kim Scott, Toni Stefanakis

LANGUAGE AND SPEECH | SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD | Published : 2010

Abstract

Infants' auditory processing abilities have been shown to predict subsequent language development. In addition, poor auditory processing skills have been shown for some individuals with specific language impairment. Methods used in infant studies are not appropriate for use with young children, and neither are methods typically used to test auditory processing skills in specific language language impairment (SLI). The objective in this study was to develop an appropriate way of testing auditory processing skills in children in the 4-5 year age range. We report data from 49 children aged 4-5 years (mean age 58.57 months) tested on five tasks with tones and synthesized syllables. Frequencies a..

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