|Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) Software
Improve listening and auditory comprehension
skills with unlimited, independent computer-based auditory
processing exercises for use at home or in the clinic.
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The programs below for CAPD
& APD and Auditory
Processing and Auditory
discrimination were designed and tested by certified
speech-language pathologists (SLPs). They are not intended to
replace your speech therapist, but can be used in with your
therapist or at home for unlimited independent practice.
Following Out Loud
User hears spoken instructions to move different color, size and
shape objects on the screen. Over 500,000 exercises at 200
difficulty levels with pre-recorded human speech. Also
provides patient with spoken feedback after an incorrect answer
("You're moving the Red Square, you should be moving the Blue
Great for impulsivity (often present in Attention Deficit
Disorder, ADD). If the user begins the exercise before
listening to the full instructions, the program stops, tells them to
wait for the instructions, and then repeats the instructions. Like
most of our programs, it doesn't have "eye candy" which would
distract children and annoy adults. Children still find it engaging
because of the human voice an interactive feedback such as "You're
moving the shapes in the wrong order, try again."
Appropriate for age 4 to adult.
Questions Out Loud (Deluxe version)
Understanding Questions Out
User hears a question (spoken in a human voice) and must select
an appropriate answer. Over 5,000 exercises in 3 difficulty
levels. Appropriate for ages 10 to adult.
Aphasia Tutor 1+: Words OutLoud
Originally designed to improve written word
retrieval, this program can be used for improving sound-letter
association (by speaking individual letter sounds aloud),
and spelling to dictation by hiding the picture or word cue, and
requiring the child to type a letter or word based on hearing it
Appropriate for children older than 4 up thru adults.
Tutor 2+: Sentences Outloud (Deluxe)
This was also originally designed to improve written
word retrieval, but in the deluxe version the written cue (phrase,
definition, or sentence) may be hidden, and the child types an
answer based on hearing a phrase, sentence, or definition, and
Appropriate for ages 10 to adult.
Auditory discrimination: a central auditory processing
skill involving differentiating among phonemes—the smallest
significant units of sound in a language. Phonemes are combined into
words. Example: the word "goes" is made up of three phonemes:
"g," "oh," and "zzz." Auditory discrimination is part of phonology
which, in turn, is one of the five components of language.
Auditory discrimination is one component of central auditory
processing skills or auditory perception. The other components are
- auditory memory: the ability to recall a sequence of auditory
stimuli or phonemes auditory
- blending: the ability to perceive separate phenomes, divide a
word into phenomes, and combine phenomes into words
- auditory comprehension: the ability to comprehend and
interpret information that is presented orally
Works on the patient's ability to say sounds or words. Shows them
a picture, word and/or speaks the word (in a human voice). Then they
repeat the sound back and hear their own speech and the model
sound for comparison.
Especially helpful for children with auditory discrimination
difficulties. In the deluxe version, you may create a custom lesson
to work on differentiating trouble sounds (i.e., children who have
difficulty distinguishing /w/ from /r/, /p/ from /b/, etc.). You can
record lists of words, one at a time, which contain the two sounds
to be contrasted. The program speaks a single word aloud, records
the child repeating it, and then plays back what they said
immediately followed by the model. The printed word can then be
displayed for them, so they can see which word they were trying to
imitate. For example, if a child hears the word "ring" but says
"rain," they get to hear the model a second time after hearing
themselves, and then see the word "ring" in print. For readers, this
can really boost their sound-letter association, as well as help
them to understand their errors.
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Appropriate for ages 4 to
We're working on new Auditory Comprehension programs. If you
didn't see what you needed above, please contact
us and let us know what you're looking for. Some of our most
popular programs are based on customer suggestions. And if we don't
have it, we may be able to suggest something from another
Auditory Processing Disorder (APD or
|Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) (previously
known as "Central Auditory Processing Disorder" (CAPD)) is not
a hearing impairment, it's a random inability
to process what is heard.
Persons with this condition often:
- have trouble paying attention to and remembering
information presented orally;
- have problems carrying out multi-step directions given
- have poor listening skills; and
- need more time to process information.
It appears to others as a problem with listening. A child
with APD may be accused of "not listening". This
information from the definition of Auditory Processing Disorder from the