Semin Hear 2002; 23(4): 357-364
DOI: 10.1055/s-2002-35884
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Treatment and Evaluation Indices of Auditory Processing Disorders

Hanna Putter-Katz, Limor Adi-Ben Said, Irit Feldman, Dana Miran, Dana Kushnir, Chava Muchnik, Minka Hildesheimer
  • Speech and Hearing Center, Chaim Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer, Israel, and Department of Communication Disorders, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
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04. Dezember 2002 (online)


Listening skills were compared before and after a structured intervention program for a group of 20 children with auditory processing disorders (APD). Comparisons of pre- and post- management measures indicated a significant increase in speech recognition performance in degraded listening conditions (background noise and competing speech). The APD management approach was integrative and included top-down and bottom-up strategies. These findings add to a growing body of literature suggesting that interactive auditory training can improve communication skills.