Non-Verbal/Non-linguistic Category

The following items use tones or sounds to test instead of language. Click on the test name to learn more about the product.

This is not an exhaustive list. Other non-verbal/non-linguistic tests 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.

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]

 

Pitch (Frequency) Pattern Test

The Pitch Pattern Test – Musiek version (also known as Frequency Pattern Test) is an auditory processing disorder test for ages 8 and up 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 was recorded by Dr. Frank Musiek.  The Pitch (Frequency) Pattern – Musiek version is similar to the Pitch Pattern Sequence standard version in that groups of three tone bursts at either of two frequencies are presented monaurally.

Is the Musiek version or standard version better? Neither version is considered better. Both versions sell popularly and are widely used. Decisions are mainly based on which version the audiologist was originally trained in or by personal preference. Due to the similarities between the standard and Musiek versions, it is usually unnecessary to purchase both the Musiek and standard versions.

Dichotic Digits includes a) audio recording, and b) instructions and score form as printable pdf files. The two-page instructions include administration, scoring, and interpretation information. Normative data for ages 8 and up is included. 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.

[Musiek Pitch/Frequency Pattern Sequence; Item 138FM; Price $107.25 USD + S&H]

[Musiek Dichotic Digits, Musiek Pitch/Frequency Pattern, and Musiek Duration Pattern Sequence combined on one CD; Item 216FM; Price $255.00 USD + S&H]

Masking Level Difference

The Masking Level Difference is an auditory processing disorder test. It is considered a binaural interaction test sensitive to low brainstem. There are two versions available: speech or tone. Each version is sold separately; therefore, it is necessary to specify version or item number when ordering. Descriptions of both versions appear described below.

MLD Speech (verbal stimuli):  This recording employs spondee words imbedded in speech spectrum noise bursts.  It is in two sections; section 1 is where both the noise and the spondees are in phase, section 2 is where the noise is in phase and the spondees are 180 degrees out of phase. A release from masking is expected in the latter section.

MLD Tone (500Hz) (nonverbal stimuli):  Designed and recorded by Richard Wilson, this is a short test in which both hetero- and homo-phasic trials are contained.  A release from masking is expected in the heterophasic conditions.

The Masking Level Difference includes a) audio recording, and b) instructions and score from as printable pdf files. The one-page instructions contain administration, scoring, and interpretation information. Normative data is included, but it is not age-specific. Available from Auditec, IncCall 1-800-669-9065 (from US) or 314-416-1050 (outside the US) to order. FREE shipping within the contiguous US.

[Masking Level Difference Speech Version; Item 204; Price $123.25 USD + S&H]

[Masking Level Difference Tone Version; Item 206; Price $81.00 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]

[ACAP Battery includes Dichotic Digits-Standard, Duration Pattern Sequence-Standard, Dichotic Word Listening Test, Masking Level Difference-Tone, NU-6 Low Pass Filtered at 750 Hz, Time Compressed Sentence Test, Random Gap Detection Test, Selective Auditory Attention Test, and Competing Sentences combined on one CD; Item CD115-9; Price $549.00 USD + S&H]

SERT

The Sound Effects Recognition Test (SERT) was developed for those instances where conventional word recognition measures are not appropriate, such as those with language limitations due to hearing impairment. It has been shown that certain children who are unable to discriminate even simple speech can perceive correctly environmental sounds to which they are exposed in their daily lives. Under these circumstances, the SERT can provide valuable information about the integrity of the auditory system. This is a closed-set, picture-pointing task. There are three sets of 10 sounds plus a practice sound. Watch the practice! See video below.

The SERT includes: a) picture book with manual, b) audio test recording, c) score forms as printable pdf files. The extensive manual contains administration, scoring, and interpretation information. Age-specific normative data is included for ages three to six. Available from Auditec, Inc. Call 1-800-669-9065 (from US) or 314-416-1050 (outside the US) to order.

Sound Effect Recognition Test, recording and pictures  [Item 137] Price $126.50 FREE shipping to contiguous US.

 

Random Gap Detection Test – Standard & Expanded

The RGDT-Standard and Expanded version is an auditory processing disorder test for ages 5 and up using non-verbal stimuli. It is considered a temporal test using temporal resolution and is sensitive to cortical particularly left temporal lobe lesions.

The RGDT-Standard and Expanded includes the standard RGDT in its entirety along with an expanded portion at the end. The expanded portion of the test is included for individuals whose gap detection threshold exceeds 40 msec.  This test begins at time intervals longer than those measured by the standard portion of the RGDT, and includes time intervals of 10 msec. between 40 and 100 msec, and 50 msec. intervals between 100 and 300 msec.  The expanded portion of the test is administered in the same manner as the standard portion.

Individuals who require the expanded portion of the test have already demonstrated abnormal temporal processing abilities. The single purpose is to determine the time interval in which their gap detection thresholds exist. This information can be used to measure improvement in temporal processing abilities following remediation. By definition, patients with temporal processing disorders will have a wide range of gap detection thresholds. Therefore, there are no normative data associated with the expanded portion of the RGDT.

The Random Gap Detection Test-Standard and Expanded includes a) audio recording, and b) manual and score forms as printable pdf files. The 31-page manual pertains to the standard portion of the test. It is comprised of sections on development, background, administration, and interpretation. It includes normative data for ages 5 and up. An additional sheet with sections on administration and interpretation is included for the expanded portion of the test. Available from Auditec, Inc.  Call 1-800-669-9065 (from US) or 314-416-1050 (outside the US) to order.

[Random Gap Detection Test Standard & Expanded Version; Item 208; Price $137.25 USD + S&H]

[NCAP Battery includes Duration Pattern Sequence, 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]

Random Gap Detection Test (RGDT) – Standard

The Random Gap Detection Test-Standard (RGDT) is an auditory processing disorder test for ages 5 and up using non-verbal stimuli. It is considered a temporal test using temporal resolution and is sensitive to cortical particularly left temporal lobe lesions.

This test is a variation on the AFT-R.  It differs from the AFT-R:  First, in the AFT-R, the stimulus presentations are in serial order from no gap to large gap and back to no gap, often resulting in perseveration in some subjects.  Since randomization successfully eliminates the problem of perseveration, the RGDT gap duration presentations of the stimuli are randomized.  Second, the number of test frequencies has been reduced to four.  Third, Click stimuli have been added.

The Random Gap Detection Test-Standard (RGDT) includes a) audio recording, and b) manual and score forms as printable pdf files. The 31-page manual is comprised of sections on development, background, administration, and interpretation. It includes normative data for ages 5 and up. 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 locations.

[Random Gap Detection Test; Item 207; Price $113.00 USD S&H]

[NCAP Battery includes Duration Pattern Sequence, 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]

[ACAP Battery includes Dichotic Digits, Duration Pattern Sequence, Dichotic Word Listening Test, Masking Level Difference-Tone, NU-6 Low Pass Filtered at 750 Hz, Time Compressed Sentence Test, Random Gap Detection Test-Standard, Selective Auditory Attention Test, and Competing Sentences combined on one CD; Item CD115-9; Price $549.00 USD + S&H]

*Administrators who are interested in measuring improvement in temporal processing abilities following remediation should purchase the RGDT-Standard & Expanded version instead.