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LETʼS TALK ABOUT

LISTENING"
LOUISE LEVY M.S. CCC-A"
863 Park Avenue"
New York, New York"
212-472-1350"
http://www.louiselevyaudiology.com/ "
Listening"
  Listening is comprised of: "
•  Detection/awareness of sound"
•  Recognition of the sound"
•  Attachment of meaning"
•  Discrimination between various sounds

(What is important and what is not?) "
Listening"
  Listening skills"
•  We need listening skills to develop
speech and language skills. 


•  The ability to attend to sound and


listen to spoken language is an
integral part of the development 

of speech, language, and
communication. "
Listening"
  Listening is an active process. It involves: ""
•  Hearing"
•  Auditory processing "
•  Attention"
•  Language processing"
•  Memory"
Listening"
  In order to successfully listen, we need: "
•  Hearing"
•  Auditory processing skills"
Hearing"
  Hearing"
" "We need great hearing to listen and to process!
Hearing"
  Hearing Loss"
•  Conductive hearing loss"
•  Sensory neural hearing loss"
•  A combination of both "
Hearing "
Hearing "
Auditory Processing"
  Auditory Processing"
•  What we do with what we hear"
•  The process of decoding auditory
information"
Auditory Processing"
  Auditory Processing is defined as:"
•  Auditory discrimination"
•  Localizing "
•  Interpretation of stress/rhythm/intonation"
•  Understanding speech when multiple
speech messages are present "
•  Understanding speech when background
noise is present "
Auditory Processing"
  Testing for auditory processing: "
" "" •  Screenings -- age 5"
•  Testing -- cognitive age of 7 "
Listening"
  How do we develop early listening skills?"
Listening"
  Reduce Background Noise and
Distractions"
Listening"
  With babies, use verbal games:"
•  Bye bye "
•  Boo!"
•  SSShhh"
•  Coughing "
Listening"
  Use Noisemakers: "
•  Touch it "
•  See it"
•  Point to it "
Listening"
  Listening to everyday sounds, including:"
•  Doorbells "
•  Footsteps"
•  Water running"
•  Toilet flushing "
Listening"
  Bath Time"
•  Splish/Splash "
•  Wind-up toys that go thru the water "
Listening"
  Listening Walks Thru the City"
" " ""
•  Buses "
•  Sirens"
•  Birds "
Listening"
  Listening games that work on detection"
•  Musical Chairs/Musical Statues "
•  Race games with the word “Go” "
•  Duck, Duck, Goose "
Listening"
  Auditory Discrimination Tasks

"(Improves concentration and focus)"
•  Keys"
•  Coins"
•  Books shuffling/books dropping"
•  Beads"
•  Pegs"
•  Giant picture lotto "
•  Rhyming, Rhyming, Rhyming!!!!"
Listening"
  Localization"
•  Blind Manʼs Bluff 

"(musical instruments or voices)"
•  Hide and Seek

"(animal sounds) "
Listening"
  Pitch and Volume"
•  Movement to long and short sounds"
•  Blowing a whistle "
•  Beating/clapping out the rhythm "
Listening"
  Interhemispheric Activities"
•  Grab bag "
•  Computer games"
Listening"
  Sequencing Activities"
•  Simon Says "
•  Word games "
Listening"
  Reading, Reading, Reading !!!!!"
Listening"
  A word about computers……!!!"

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