Auditory perception in children; Children with disabilities; Preschool Education; Computer programs; Hearing impaired children
A computer program which pairs auditory stimuli with visual stimuli was developed for the purpose of providing auditory training for the hearing impaired. It utilizes a Texas Instruments 99 /4A computer and Extended BASIC programming language which allows considerable graphics and sound capability. The lessons make full use of the sixteen colors available and the sound is provided three ways: Texas Instruments speech synthesizer, the computer itself (musical tones and noise), and by tape recorder which is controlled by the computer.
Focus of the lessons, which are designed for children ages three to five, is awareness of sound, environmental sounds, discrimination of changes in pitch and duration of sound, recognition of rhythm, and early language learning. At this beginning level, the program is primarily teaching by pairing the stimuli repeatedly, but there are some higher level tasks requiring input from the child to identify a stimulus.
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Utt, Harold A.
Master of Arts (M.A.)
College of Health
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Doster, Leslie R., "Development of a Prototype Auditory Training Computer Program for Hearing Impaired Preschoolers" (1987). Retrospective Theses and Dissertations. 5022.
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