Auditory Skills to Improve

Auditory training with an emphasis in the area of auditory processing is recommended to address various auditory processing weaknesses, deficits or delays. Retraining the brain to quickly and accurately perceive the sounds of speech is found to improve language, reading and academic performance in children with auditory decoding deficits. Auditory therapy designed to achieve these goals may include work on:

  • Auditory discrimination (distinguishing between similar sounding phonemes)
  • Sound letter association
  • Phonemic analysis and synthesis
  • Auditory closure (missing word exercises, missing syllable exercises, missing phoneme exercises and vocabulary building in quiet and noise)
  • Auditory memory
  • Auditory figure-ground discrimination (speech comprehension in noise)