Auditory Processing in Children: Two Studies of Component Factors Two studies were undertaken to determine the major factors related to auditory perceptual dysfunction in early elementary school-aged children. The first study utilized 10 standardized, individually administered tests given to 272 normal seven- to eight-year-old children in regular classrooms. As a result, a new instrument, the Composite Auditory Perceptual Test ... Research Article
Research Article  |   July 01, 1977
Auditory Processing in Children: Two Studies of Component Factors
 
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  • Belle Ruth Witkin is associate director, Research and Development, Alameda County Superintendent of Schools Office, Hayward, California. Katharine G. Butler is dean, Graduate Studies and Research, San Jose State University, California. Thomas E. Whalen is associate professor of Educational Psychology, California State University at Hayward. Requests for reprints may be directed to Witkin at Alameda County Education Center, 685 A Street, Hayward, California 94541.
    Belle Ruth Witkin is associate director, Research and Development, Alameda County Superintendent of Schools Office, Hayward, California. Katharine G. Butler is dean, Graduate Studies and Research, San Jose State University, California. Thomas E. Whalen is associate professor of Educational Psychology, California State University at Hayward. Requests for reprints may be directed to Witkin at Alameda County Education Center, 685 A Street, Hayward, California 94541.×
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Research Article   |   July 01, 1977
Auditory Processing in Children: Two Studies of Component Factors
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, July 1977, Vol. 8, 140-154. doi:10.1044/0161-1461.0803.140
History: Received October 15, 1975 , Accepted July 19, 1976
 
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, July 1977, Vol. 8, 140-154. doi:10.1044/0161-1461.0803.140
History: Received October 15, 1975; Accepted July 19, 1976

Two studies were undertaken to determine the major factors related to auditory perceptual dysfunction in early elementary school-aged children. The first study utilized 10 standardized, individually administered tests given to 272 normal seven- to eight-year-old children in regular classrooms. As a result, a new instrument, the Composite Auditory Perceptual Test (CAPT), a group-administered audiotaped test, was constructed to include the major parameters of auditory perception. A second study was completed to verify the auditory factors and to investigate relationships between them and certain language factors. The CAPT was administered to 290 second-grade children as a part of the second study and the findings were utilized to modify the CAPT. Factors which comprise auditory processing and implications for group assessment of auditory processing in elementary school-aged children are discussed.

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