Normal and learning disabled children's central auditory processing skills: An experimental test battery

Jeanane M. Ferre*, Laura Ann Wilber

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Abstract

The performance of normal children (N = 13) and learning disabled children (N = 26) on an experimental battery of central auditory processing (CAP) tasks was examined. The battery included low-pass filtered speech (LPFS), binaural fusion (BF), time-compressed speech (TC), and dichotic monosyllables (DM) tests. The learning disabled subjects were classified as having normal (LD/N) or significantly impaired (LD/LD) auditory percep tual skills on the basis of a pretest battery of auditory language tests. The normal (N/N) subjects and nonauditory learning disabled (LD/N) subjects tended to perform alike across measures. The auditorily impaired (LD/LD) subjects tended to perform significantly poorer than their normal agemates. The results emphasized the heterogeneity of the learning disabled population.In addition, the results suggested a potentially useful “at risk” criterion when a CAP test battery is used in the assessment of auditory perceptual impairment among children.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)336-343
Number of pages8
JournalEar and Hearing
Volume7
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1986

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology
  • Speech and Hearing

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