What is auditory discrimination?

Auditory discrimination is your child’s ability to discriminate one sound from another…to discriminate similar sounds….her ability to indicate the similarities and differences in sounds…to auditorily discriminate.  For some little ones this is a challenging task….and if your little one is having difficulty in discriminating sounds…she may present with challenges when she is trying to discriminate the sounds in English.  So I am proud to say that within the next few months the app above will be available on Apple’s iTunes Store.  It is a very simple game….a game fun for children…so that they can learn while they play.  While looking at a board with six different pictures on it…your little one will press a button to hear a sound…and then try to match the sound to the correct picture.  Some of the sounds are similiar…so she really has to discriminate in order to determine which sound she hears.  There is so much language that can be then incorporated with the activity…and I will be sure to post about it as we get closer to the final production. 

I was excited to use the Beta version with the little ones I see for therapy…and I was able to see in action how positive, fun, motivating and exciting the app is…and how much language I was able to elicit…and the back and forth conversation that was initiated between us…..and the many questions they were asking!  So stay tuned for Play to Learn!…with more apps to follow.


About Kim

My name is Kim Marino and I have been practicing as a licensed speech and language pathologist since 1993. I work on Long Island providing diagnostic evaluations and services to children from birth to age 21. My experience is vast and am proud to say that I work with children that may present with articulation and phonological concerns, oral motor feeding concerns, Down Syndrome feeding, cognitive rehabilitation, auditory processing delays, receptive language delays, cleft palate feeding and sound development and expressive language delays. Most importantly, I am the mother of four amazing children and am happily married to my childhood sweetheart. I feel blessed to have my four children and so lucky to share this journey in life with my husband. I always had it somewhere in my head that I wanted to develop a blog or a website of some sort so that I could provide families with an additional resource....so that parents could help their little ones become a better communicator. And as I was developing this blog....I realized that I also needed to share the stories about my life and my children....and the funny things along the way that help to keep me smiling. Whether you are a working mother or not...finding balance between home, children and life can be a challenge....I hope that my blog helps to bring a smile to your face..and also some tools to help you help your little or big one. I hope you enjoy! Kim
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