What do experts 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)
Designed by Professionals
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
Feather Squadron is an iPad app that assesses auditory processing abilities by playing a series of video games. The assessments are automatically available from within the Acoustic Pioneer website (Click here to sign up for free).
More advanced skills such as language, reading, and learning are reliant on normally developed auditory processing skills. Studies consistently indicate that strong auditory processing skills are required to develop language and reading abilities. Experts estimate around 5-10% of children have an auditory processing problem, yet very few are being assessed for their auditory processing abilities. Feather Squadron allows professionals to assess a range of auditory processing skills in a fast, fun, and easy way!
Why test for Auditory Processing?
Auditory processing is a building block for language, correlates significantly 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!
- 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.
- Can be used from age 5 and up
- 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
For those with Auditory Processing concerns, there are recommendations made for teachers and parents. You, as the professional, will also be able to recommend any applicable auditory strengthening exercises from Acoustic Pioneer's computer-based treatment games (available with an Acoustic Pioneer account - click here to find out more here).