Utvärdering av ett auditivt diskriminationstest på 3-åriga barn
Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
A speech-based material that early can assess a child's hearing is needed to provide an indication of a hearing impaired child's language development. Being able to identify and discriminate between different sounds is a requirement for interpreting speech. Hearing assessments that examine speech perception can therefore, unlike, for example, pure tone audiometry, examine a hearing impaired child's perceptual language skills and provide a basis for intervention.
The purpose of this work is to evaluate a new auditory material on 3-year-old children. The auditory material is based on the Ling-6-sounds and the main question was which of the sounds in the test were adequate for test of discrimination. Furthermore, it was investigated how the test works with children aged 3:0–3:11 years and how age and gender affect the result.
Twenty-four children aged 3:0–3:11 years were tested using a computer based test. The goal for the child was to discriminate between pairs of sounds and react to an odd pair. Several instruction techniques were tested by two different test administrators.
The results of the tests indicated that equal pairs of sounds (/do/-/do/, /s/-/s/) gave more correct responses. The test section where only two different pairs were used generated more adequate responses than the test section with six different pairs. Differences in age influenced the outcome more than sex and different instructions. There is also a need for improved instructions and sounds. Generally, children became more involved in the test when given instructions that were short and direct.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. , 26 p.
Medical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-106788ISRN: LIU-IKE/SLP-G--14/012--SEOAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-106788DiVA: diva2:719100
Subject / course
Bachelor thesis in Speech and Language Pathology