Children Category

The following items are for children. Click on the test name to learn more about the product.

This is not an exhaustive list. Other tests for children appear in Auditec’s catalog. Go to Auditec’s alphabetical price list to search for a specific test or email auditecinfo@auditec.com for further assistance.

Constraint-Induced Auditory Therapy

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The Constraint-Induced Auditory Therapy (CIAT) is a dichotic listening therapy program based on Dichotic Interaural Intensity Difference (DIID) training.

The CIAT is a superior therapy program because of its many benefits. Some benefits include: 1) twelve hours of recorded dichotic materials for therapy, 2) manual with overview, background, score sheets, etc. 3) can be used on an unlimited number of patients, 4) uses a combination of scored exercises to be given by an administrator as well as a portion that can be self-administered, and 5) can be used with simple equipment (a CD player and headphones). 

Designed for persons with specific ear deficits on dichotic listening tests (including children with dyslexia, persons with hypersensitivity to noise, adults with aphasia, or anyone who would like to improve their listening ability), the program employs recorded dichotic stimuli for specifically for the purpose of strengthening auditory processing by targeting an individual’s weaker ear through dichotic listening. Dichotic listening therapy activities can be of assistance to a person with a weak ear, will help with attention, and can facilitate listening in noise.

The CIAT program was developed by Annette Hurley, Ph.D and D. Bradley Davis, AuD, Department of Communication disorders, LSU Health Sciences Center. It consists of exercises employing numbers, syllables, words, and sentences of various lengths that are scored. Short stories, fables and a longer story could be self-administered. All are dichotic exercises. The competition is either of the same genre i.e. number vs. number or four talker babble.

The CIAT has been purchased by hospitals, private practices, school systems and parents.  Several customers who purchased the Constraint-Induced Auditory Therapy (CIAT) reported positive results back to us.  They say that their patients are showing real progress. One example of a positive report of Dr. Hurley’s therapy states: “…my  daughter went from a deficit to very high normal ability…” If you think the CIAT might be right for your organization, email auditec.kb@gmail.com for a CIAT manual excerpt and supporting materials as pdf files. A free demo link is also available.

The CIAT Standard program is recommended. It is the full 12-CD set with exercises, short stories, and long story. However, customers may choose “Basic” (Discs 1-4; Exercises & Short Stories only) or “Longer Story” (Discs 5-12; Long Story only) to select a portion of the program. Click here to read a related blog called Therapy in Action. Available from Auditec, Inc.

Call 1-800-669-9065 (from US) or 314-416-1050 (outside the US) to order.

[CIAT Standard (Discs 1-12); Item CD124-9; Price $1,395.00 USD + S&H] Now includes a complimentary backup of Discs 5-12 for professionals to loan to their patients for self-administration and portable CD player with headphones!

[CIAT Basic (Discs 1-4; Exercises & Short Stories only); Item CD123-9; Price $995.00 USD + S&H]

[CIAT Long Story (Discs 5-12; Long Story only); CD125-9; Price $795.00 USD + S&H] Now includes a complimentary backup of Discs 5-12 for professionals to loan to their patients for self-administration!

[CIAT Dichotic Sentences only; Item 251; Price $80.00 USD + S&H]

Pitch Pattern Sequence

The standard Pitch Pattern Sequence (PPS) test is an auditory processing disorder test using non-verbal stimuli. It is considered a temporal test using auditory pattern temporal ordering (APTO) and is sensitive to cortical lesions, interhemispheric transfer.

It consists of a series of three tones presented at either of two frequencies (pitches). The subject’s task is to describe the pitches of the tones presented. The test is a monaural test that evaluates both pattern perception and temporal sequencing ability while excluding verbal cues. Relative hemispheric involvement can often be observed by having the patient give a motor response (usually verbal) in the first trial and a humming response for the second trial.

The standard Pitch Pattern Sequence is available in two versions: 1) Adult Version for ages 9-65, and 2) Child Version for ages 6-9. Each version is sold separately. Therefore, it is necessary to specify the version or item number when ordering. The Pitch Pattern Sequence includes a) audio recording, b) instructions and score forms as printable pdf files. The two-page instructions include administration, scoring, and interpretation information. Normative data is included for the ages that correspond to the test version. Available from Auditec, Inc. Call 1-800-669-9065 (from US) or 314-416-1050 (outside the US) to order. FREE shipping to contiguous US.

[Pitch Pattern Sequence-Adult (ages 9-65) Version; Item 138; Price $103.75 USD + S&H] 

[Pitch Pattern Sequence-Child (ages 6-9) Version; Item 139; Price $107 USD + S&H]

[NCAP Battery includes Duration Pattern Sequence-Standard, Pitch Pattern Sequence – Adult & Child Versions, Random Gap Detection Test-Standard & Expanded Versions, and Masking Level Difference-Tone Version; Item CD117-9; Price $329.75 USD+ S&H]

 

LNT/MLNT

The Lexical Neighborhood/Multisyllabic Lexical Neighborhood Tests (LNT-MLNT) were developed primarily for use with cochlear implant children.  Determining the benefits of sensory aids (i.e. hearing aids or cochlear implants) is essential for the proper management of hearing impaired children.  Open-set word recognition tests have provided important diagnostic information relative to the benefits of sensory aids.  The information garnered from these tests indicates the extent of neural representation of words in a child’s long-term lexical memory.

The most used open-set word recognition test for children has been the PBK-50 lists.  However, it has been noted that for hearing-impaired children the PBK-50 does not assess the abilities of these children validly.  The LNT-MLNT has been shown to be a more sensitive measure of spoken word recognition in these children.

The LNT-MLNT was developed along theoretically motivated current models of spoken word recognition in listeners with hearing impairment.   The development of the LNT-MLNT was based on the assumptions of the Neighborhood Activation Model (NAM), which proposes that words are organized into “similarity neighborhoods” based on their frequency of occurrence in the language and the number of phonemically similar words, or neighbors, within the lexical neighborhood.  A dense lexical neighborhood contains many phonemically similar words, whereas a sparse lexical neighborhood has few phonemically similar words.  Words that occur often and come from sparse lexical neighborhoods are easier for children to identify than words with the opposite lexical characteristics.

The stimulus words for the LNT-MLNT were selected according to two criteria: 1. The words had to be familiar to young children with limited vocabularies. 2. The selection was based on current models (NAM) of word recognition and lexical access.  Stimuli on the LNT-MLNT are separated into easy and hard word lists.

The LNT/MLNT includes a) audio recording, and b) manual and score forms as printable pdf files. The nineteen-page manual includes administration information and normative data for children. Available from Auditec, Inc. Call 1-800-669-9065 (from US) or 314-416-1050 (outside the US) to order.

[Lexical Neighborhood Test/Multisyllabic Lexical Neighborhood Test; Item 205; Price $153.50 USD + S&H] FREE shipping to the contiguous US.

PICTURED SPONDEE WORDS (PSW)

The Pictured Spondee Words is a picture-pointing speech threshold test for young or non-verbal children. There are 12 spondee representations displayed as color drawings on this color 8½ x 11 inch glossy card. Lamination is available upon request (add $1 USD to item price). Scroll down to watch video demonstration.

This product does not include administration instructions or normative data. It is assumed that purchasers of Auditec’s products are well trained in their use, purpose, and interpretation. Available from Auditec, Inc.  Call 1-800-669-9065 (from US) or 314-416-1050 (outside the US) to order. FREE shipping within the contiguous US.

Call 1-800-669-9065 (from US) or 314-416-1050 (outside the US) to order.

[Pictured Spondee Words, recording & picture card; Item 153; Price $62.75 + S&H]

[Picture Spondee Words, picture card only; Item P143; Price $5.00* + S&H]

[Picture Spondee Words, laminated picture card; Item P241; Price $6.00* + S&H]

[Picture Spondee Words, picture card in easel; Item P240; Price $15.00* + S&H]

*NOTE: Auditec has a minimum order of $15.00. Therefore, it may be necessary to purchase a quantity of 4 cards to meet the minimum order amount if the order does not include any other items.

*It is assumed that purchasers of Auditec’s auditory tests are well trained in the use, purpose, and interpretation of basic tests.

Pictorial Representations of Spondees (PROS) Cards – Set of 18 (Item P145R)

The Pictorial Representation of Spondees (PROS) cards are used for speech threshold (speech reception threshold-SRT) for children. These 18 flashcards display one photograph per card. Each card is made a of thick plastic and includes a clear plastic case.

This product does not include administration instructions or normative data. It is assumed that purchasers of Auditec’s products are well trained in their use, purpose, and interpretation. Available from Auditec, Inc.  Call 1-800-669-9065 (from US) or 314-416-1050 (outside the US) to order. FREE shipping within the contiguous US.

[Pictorial Representations of Spondees (PROS) Cards; Item P145R; Price $44.00 USD + S&H]

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BKB-SIN

The BKB-SIN test is a speech in noise test for children. It was developed for children (ages 5 and up), cochlear implant patients, and adults for whom the QuickSIN test is too difficult. Other uses include: demonstrating the benefits of amplification, predicting performance with hearing aids in loud, noisy environments, assessing directional microphone performance, estimating children’s performance for soft speech, and screening for auditory processing disorders in children.

The BKB-SIN uses 18 equivalent list pairs for estimating SNR loss. It features Bramford-Kowal-Bench sentences in four talker babble, uses easier sentences than the QuickSIN, and has norms for children, adults, and cochlear implant users. CD 1 (Standard BKB-SIN) has the target talker and background babble recorded on the same channel of the CD, at pre-recorded signal-to-noise ratios.  CD 2 (Split Track BKB-SIN) has the target talker and background babble recorded on separate channels of the CD.

The BKB-SIN includes a) audio recording (CD1 and CD2), and b) manual and score forms. The 27-page manual is comprised of administration, interpretation, and development. Normative data for ages 5 and up is included. Available from Auditec, Inc. Call 1-800-669-9065 (from US) or 314-416-1050 (outside the US) to order.

BKB SIN; Item No. CD112-9; Price $195.00 USD + S&H FREE shipping within the contiguous US