Attention Deficits: Is it ADD/ADHD or APD?

Children with attention deficits can be hard to diagnose. Is it attention deficit disorder (ADD)/ Attention Deficit Hyper Activity Disorder (ADHD) or is it an Auditory Processing Disorder (APD)? Auditec offers tools to help professionals correctly diagnose children so that appropriate steps can be taken to manage the attention deficit.

Many professionals still rely on solely on subjective information such as observations by parents and teachers to diagnose ADD/ADHD. However, there is an objective, quantifiable test to help diagnose (or rule out) ADD/ADHD as a cause of the child’s attention deficit. It is called the Auditory Continuous Performance Test (ACPT). This test is a recorded word list given in quiet (no background noise). The child listens and responds to a target word. It is a pass or fail test with normative data on ages 6-11.

Auditec provides established and reliable tests like the Auditory Continuous Performance Test. With these tools, skilled professionals can confidently diagnose children with the correct disorder(s). Then recommendations can be customized according to the diagnosis to help the patient succeed in life. “Problem kids” become superheroes, and their skilled professionals do too!

Auditory Figure Ground Category

The following items are either categorized as auditory figure ground tests or contain some portion that is considered auditory figure ground. Click on the test name to learn more about the product.

Didn’t find what you were looking for? Check this related category: AUDITORY PROCESSING DISORDER (APD).

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Pediatric Speech Intelligibility©

The Pediatric Speech Intelligibility Test© is a test for children ages 3 to 6. It fits in two important auditory processing domains. It can be categorized as both a dichotic test and a monaural low-redundancy speech test (monaural separation closure-MSC) sensitive to low brainstem.

The importance of speech audiometry, especially where the test materials include both monosyllabic words and sentences, has been well established for adults. Experience with performance vs. intensity (PI) functions and message to competition ratio (MCR) functions with adults led to the development of an analogous test for children; the Pediatric Speech Intelligibility (PSI) test.

The PSI includes both monosyllabic words and and two sets of sentences recorded in quiet and with competition (auditory figure ground). The test employs color plates with pictures of animals (animals were used to avoid ethnic biases) which represent either the sentences or the words. It is an extremely useful tool for the investigation of peripheral and auditory processing with children down to a language age of three or slightly younger.

The test includes: a) corresponding laminated color plates, b) audio test recording, and c) manual and score forms as printable pdf files. This extensive manual includes background, administration, and interpretation information including normative data for young children. Available from Auditec, Inc. Use the “Buy Now” button below or call 1-800-669-9065 (from US) or 314-416-1050 (outside the US) to order. FREE shipping to contiguous US.

Pediatric Speech Intelligibility© (CD Format); Item 183; Price $299.00 USD + S&H*
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Synthetic Sentence Identification-Contralateral Competing Message©

The Synthetic Sentence Identification© (SSI) can be used to: a) test speech intelligibility, b) test central auditory function, and c) evaluate hearing aid performance. It is considered appropriate for ages 11 and up. The primary signal consists of ten synthetic sentences. The competition is a male talker reading a passage about Davy Crockett. This contralateral competition version has sentences on the left track (channel) and competition on the right. It is a dichotic test using binaural integration sensitive to cortical vs. brain stem lesions.

The Synthetic Sentence Identification© includes: a) audio test recording, b) instructions and score forms as printable pdf files. Normative data is included for hearing aid evaluation only. No normative data is included for the central auditory function; however, the audiologist can uncover useful insight by comparing the patient’s performance on the contralateral and ipsilateral presentations. Available from Auditec, Inc. Use the “Buy Now” button below or call 1-800-669-9065 (from US) or 314-416-1050 (outside the US) to order. FREE shipping within the contiguous US.

Synthetic Sentence Identification- Contralateral Competing Message© (CD Format); Item 123; Price $104.75 USD + S&H*
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⇒Auditec also sells a Spanish Synthetic Sentence Identification – Contralateral Competing Message.

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Synthetic Sentence Identification-Ipsilateral Competing Message©

The Synthetic Sentence Identification-Ipsilateral Competing Message© (SSI-ICM) can be used to test speech intelligibility or test central auditory function. It is considered appropriate for ages 11 and up. The primary signal consists of ten synthetic sentences. The competition is a male talker reading a passage. This ipsilateral competition version has sentences and competition recorded on one track (channel) at various signal-to-noise ratios (S/N). The message-to-competition (MCR) is mixed at -20, -10, 0, +10, -20, -10, 0, +10, 0, & 0 dB per set of 10. It is considered a monaural low-redundancy test (monaural separation closure-MSC) sensitive to low brainstem lesions. It is an auditory figure ground test. Administration time is approximately 22 minutes.

The Synthetic Sentence Identification-Ipsilateral Competing Competition© includes: a) audio test recording, b) instructions and score forms as printable pdf files. Normative data is included for hearing aid evaluation only. No normative data is included for the central auditory function; however, the audiologist can uncover useful insight by comparing the patient’s performance on the contralateral and ipsilateral presentations. Available from Auditec, Inc. Use the “Buy Now” button below or call 1-800-669-9065 (from US) or 314-416-1050 (outside the US) to order. FREE shipping within the contiguous US.

SSI Ipsilateral Competing Message© (CD Format); Item 136; Price $104.75 USD + S&H*
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⇒It may be unnecessary to purchase the ipsilateral version if you own the contralateral recording. An administrator with the contralateral recording can administer the test ipsilaterally by mixing the channels at various signal-to-noise ratios using a dual-channel audiometer.

⇒Auditec also sells a Spanish Synthetic Sentence IdentificationIpsilateral Competing Message.

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