What do experts on APD think?

"This is SO cool!"

-   Teri James Bellis, Ph.D., CCC-A, FAAA, F-ASHA 

"This is the most engaging and easy way to measure auditory processing that I've ever seen."

-    Suzanne Purdy, Ph.D., CCC-A, CCC-SLP, MNZAS (certified in both audiology and speech-language pathology)

 

What have we developed?

We have spent the last several years developing 'Feather Squadron' - a way for more professionals to measure their clients auditory processing abilites.  We have developed a strong, yet fun way to measure auditory processing! We call it 'Feather Squadron.' We've also developed some auditory training tools for the some of the most common and most impactive auditory processing areas.  Give it a try on yourself! You'll see how thorough yet quickly a variety of important auditory processing areas are measured.

Overview

  • Can be used from ages 5 to 65
  • Assess a client in under 30 minutes
  • Download reports with therapy recommendations
  • Assessment games available on iPad
  • Treatment games available on all computers including iPad

 

Who should be tested?

Feather Squadron is designed for the professional assessing children who are presenting with any of the following:

  • reading difficulties or delays
  • specific language impairment
  • educational difficulties
  • difficulties with spoken instruction
  • behavioral or social issues

 

Why test for auditory processing?

Auditory processing is a building block for language, relates to phonemic awareness, affects reading abilites and can have major impacts on classroom learning.  It should therefore be tested on every child with a language, reading, or classroom learning difficulty.  Adults with TBI or similar would also benefit from having auditory processing measured to help understand if core auditory skills have been compromised. Did you know that auditory processing measurements on a 3-day old infant can predict with between 75-100% accuracy whether the child will have dyslexia or poor reading abilities? (Molfese, 2000 published in Brain and Language).  Thats evidence from just one study to support how important auditory processing is for higher level skills. There is much more!

 

Who developed this?

Our tools are designed by professionals for professionals.  We have a core team of audiologists and speech-language pathologists, but have also enlisted guidance from psychologists, principals, parents, and reading professionals to make our tools the best they can be.

 

Is it evidence based?

  • Tested and normalized on over a thousand children.
  • Developed by audiologists and speech-language pathologists.
  • Based on peer-reviewed research .
  • Numerous research studies in the literature have indicated the importance of auditory processing abilities to effectively develop language, reading, and classroom learning abilities.
  • We have our own data and would really love to share our exciting findings with you right now, however to maintain the highest level of clinical and professional standards we will be releasing our results through a well-respected peer-reviewed journal.  Steps are being made to bring you this information currently.  What we can share, is that every client with language or reading difficulties should have their auditory processing measured. It's that simple.

 

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What is on offer for professionals?

Once you have an account with acousticpioneer.com you will be able to access automatically generated results compared to same-aged peers that offers treatment and compensatory recommendations.  You will also be able to access our own auditory training programs designed specifically for some of the most common and highly important auditory processing areas.  CLICK HERE to sign up now.