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Auditory Figure Ground: Review and Giveaway

Auditory Figure Ground

Do you need an app that will help you determine if your child or client is experiencing a breakdown in their auditory processing of speech when there is background noise or help you  improve auditory processing skills in the presence of background noise?  Auditory Figure Ground-$29.99, by The Speech-EZ Apraxia Program, will help you accomplish this!

This app uses beautiful photographs that are presented to the listener in a field of four. It’s recommended that a good set headphones be used to accurately simulate the speech in the presence of background noise (Over the ear headphones and not ear-buds). You start off by selecting the type of background noise and the signal to noise ratio you want, while the words are presented.

Background Noise

You have the option of: childrens indoor playground, elementary school children in lobby, noisy crowd walking and talking, small cafe ambience, white noise, and quiet (no background noise).

Signal to Noise ratio

You have the option of: SNR 12 dB (Easiest), SNR 8 dB, SNR 4 dB, SNR 0 DB, and SNR -4 dB (Hardest)

The narrator will say the target word and the child has to tap on the one that they hear. This activities builds auditory processing and auditory attention skills when there is noise in the background. This skill is important in situations such as a noisy classroom.

Each picture also has the written word on the back of it. Simply hit the little arrow icon that indicates turning the card over. You are able to turn all the cards over if you wanted and hit the narration button as many times as you want. You also have the option to mute the background noise as well.



To win a copy of Auditory Figure Ground I am using a Rafflecopter giveaway.

I haven’t used Rafflecopter before so please let me know if you encounter any difficulty.  There are a few ways to earn points for the giveaway and they   are pretty simple- Click on the above RaffleCopter Link to enter- you will then be asked to:

1) Make  a comment on the blog

2) Follow @SpeechEzApraxia on Twitter

3)  Like The Speech-EZ Apraxia Program on Facebook

Good Luck!

 

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  1. Fauzi says

    ConversationBuilder™a0bya0Mobile Education Storea0ConversationBuilder™a0is designed to help etrlenmaey aged children learn how to have multi-exchange conversations with their peers in a variety of social settings.a0a0The auditory pattern of conversation is presented in a visual format to help students recognize and master the flow of conversation. Students will learna0when it is appropriate to introduce themselves, ask questions, make observations and change the subject of the conversation.a0a0Being able to converse with peers is the cornerstone of developing relationships, and ConversationBuilder™ promotes development of this skill that so many etrlenmaey aged children struggle with in a fun and engaging way. Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:LikeBe the first to like this.

  2. Erica L says

    I have been wondering if my son has an auditory processing issue. I have been considering getting him evaluated but since we homeschool, we don’t have the guidance/support of the school district and figuring it all out has been daunting. It would be so nice to have some data from this app and then go in and show them what sort of further testing he might need…

  3. Amy Taylor (@SpecialAppsSK) says

    Super! This has been on my wish list for a while -I love the variety of background noises and different thresholds for decibels. I think this would be an excellent resource to have!

    • Syifa says

      How video games are good for young minds. Talk about how they can have problems to olve and stuff. I did this speceh to a class once, and everyone loved it.

  4. Nicole says

    I thought I had made a comment but I guess I didn’t! I have several kiddos that could use this app… it would also help with my Collaborative Inquiry Team project on auditory processing disorder!

  5. Jana says

    My caseload has about 4 kids that could really use this

  6. debra (@dibsondebs) says

    Interesting this came up as I just started working with a 6 yr old who has mild apraxia and is unable to hear her productions! This looks amazing!

  7. Rita says

    Looks like a great app. Hope we win it!

  8. Anonymous says

    Thanks for the good demo. The app looks multi-useful, user friendly and good for all ages. Thanks, Jeremy!

    • SLPDonna says

      I guess I missed signing my comment. Here it is. Thanks again.

  9. Mommy Square says

    Would love to gift this app to our private SLP :) Thenshe could use it in therapy with my son and so many others. I follow you on twitter and like Speech EZ’s Facebook page. Thanks J and L for this great giveaway for this amazing app!!!

  10. Jen says

    Oh yeah I also like the Facebook page

  11. Jen says

    Thank u so much for the opportunity to with this app :-)

  12. Nikki Heyman says

    Looks excellent. Would be interested to see how it compares to Auditory Workout by Virtual Speech Center. i am about to post a review. What do you think?

  13. DeNeal says

    Like your blog and would love to win this app!

  14. Paula says

    Thanks for the review. I can think of a few kiddos on my caseload that could really benefit from this app.

  15. Tatyana says

    Thanks Jeremy. This is an amazing app.