More on Auditory Discrimination!


Play to Learn-What Sound?… still in the Beta version…this means that we are working out the kinksfine tuning it…and making sure that we are happy with the finished project.  What I love about it being in the Beta version is that it gives me an opportunity to “test it” with the children I am seeing for therapy…and they really are the best critics! 

So to fill you in a little more about the app…..Play to Learn-What Sound? was developed to help little ones presenting with auditory discrimination difficulties…being able to discriminate one sound from another.

When playing What Sound?…your little one is exposed to nine pictures…she activates a button…hears a sound….and then has to match the sound to the correct picture…simple….fun…enriching! 

Okay…so I guess I should have prefaced…..that the app was developed because of an inspiration I had one day when working with Lauren…read more about her on my word finding page.  Lauren is completely blind…..and despite her many challenges in life…she moves forward….she’s happy….always offering a joke or two or three or more…she is an inspiration to all whom have worked with her…and all who know her.  She also struggles with her mobility….and many cognitive impairements….but you would never know she has had so many obstacles in her life….I think a total of 18 brain surgeries..she is full of smiles…offerring you the beads she has made….and another joke or two.

Well one day…maybe a year ago…I was frustrated that I could not find an app that Lauren would enjoy….given her visual impairement…she needed something auditory…but also something that would address her cognitive recovery….please read more about her at  So….from that one thought that very day…..Play To Learn-What Sound? was created.

What is wonderful is that the app can be used to address receptive identification…expressive language, providing attributes related to objects, following a simple direction such as point to……and much more.

Once it is available….I will be happy to post how you can use the app during a speech therapy session….or just for fun with your little one.


And a special thank you to Lauren! 

Have fun!


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 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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One Response to More on Auditory Discrimination!

  1. Kim says:

    Thanks V!

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