KTH Speech Tracking is a FREE, easy to use software
The software presents a story that is read by the clinician a line at a time, requiring the client to repeat it back verbatim. Specific directions guide the clinician’s presentation, repetitions, and ensure that feedback is provided throughout the training process, which is key to building both communication skills and confidence.
The KTH computer-assisted approach enables the clinician to control the presentation of material and easily keep track of an individual’s performance in a systematic way. A video tutorial
, download access
and information about the development
of the software are all available at no charge. More info.
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ANGEL SOUND –
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The hearing in noise module is great to show parents that even though their child may be functioning at or above grade level, noise in the classroom or at home can be devastating for understanding speech.
Angel SoundTM, an interactive auditory training and hearing assessment program that lets you take control of a child’s listening rehabilitation independently, including administering a functional hearing assessment at home or school. The child gains practice in discriminating and identifying sounds and speech components through a series of self-paced modules that cover different aspects of the listening process. The level of difficulty is automatically adjusted to match the child’s developing listening skills. The program provides audio-visual feedback, highlighting areas the child can continue to practice. The training and testing results can be shared with others who support the child. Focused on practice and improvement of the child’s listening skills, Angel SoundTM compliments other clinic rehabilitation and functional hearing test programs.
Angel SoundTM is an UPGRADED and FREEversion of “Sound and WAY Beyond”, an auditory rehabilitation program based on CAST technology and distributed by Cochlear Americas.
Click here for a quick video on how to use Angel Sound materials.
Information on Installing Angel Sound HERE It also works on an iPad!
Angel SoundTMincludes more advanced training protocols (i.e., bilateral training procedures, advanced psychophysical training protocols, animated audio and visual feedback, remote data access, and advanced training customization with favorite setting) than Sound and WAY Beyond. Click here to learn more about the different training modules.
Look through the Quick Start Guide.
Also, Angel SoundTM has more advanced training modules (i.e., comprehensive music training, auditory resolution training, and functional hearing test module). The functional hearing test module provides a perfect tool to self-assess a child’s functional hearing with a variety of speech and music recognition tests, including auditory resolution, phoneme, music, speech in quiet and noise, and auditory cognition (short-term memory) etc. Unfortunately, the individual student scores cannot be saved – just write down the scores as you go through the assessment portion of Angel Sound. Refer to the website for more information on which students would benefit and how best to apply the tool.
Facts About Angel Sound – REST
•Phonemic-based minimal acoustic and perceptual contrast training protocols Reinforce the brain’s ability to distinguish between phonemes which are the building blocks of language;
•Psychoacoustic-based adaptive speech in noise training protocols toEnhance the listening and communication skills and strategies for the listening conditions encountered in the daily life;
•Comprehensive sound materials and advanced signal processing to Simulate the “real-world” listening environment (environmental sounds, speech sounds, speech in noise, and music etc);
•Seamless integration of training and testing to Trackthe functional hearing status over time as well as the improvement over the course of auditory training.
It is important to use age-appropriate listening materials for children who have cochlear implant devices or hearing aid devices to facilitate their language development. The latest “learning by listening” module is developed to facilitate the learning of different sounds and new words for children with cochlear implants and/or hearing aid devices, by incorporating the latest scene-based training protocols.