Auditory Selective Attention in Cerebral-Palsied Individuals The purpose of this study was to determine whether there is a statistically significant difference between the auditory selective attention abilities of normal and cerebral-palsied individuals. Twenty-three cerebral-palsied and 23 normal subjects between the ages of 5 and 21 were asked to repeat a series of 30 items consisting of ... Research Article
Research Article  |   October 01, 1985
Auditory Selective Attention in Cerebral-Palsied Individuals
 
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  • Lee Ann Laraway is a bilingual speech-language pathologist affiliated with the Oak Grove School District in San Jose, CA 95119.
    Lee Ann Laraway is a bilingual speech-language pathologist affiliated with the Oak Grove School District in San Jose, CA 95119.×
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Research Article   |   October 01, 1985
Auditory Selective Attention in Cerebral-Palsied Individuals
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, October 1985, Vol. 16, 260-266. doi:10.1044/0161-1461.1604.260
History: Received February 9, 1984 , Accepted August 29, 1984
 
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, October 1985, Vol. 16, 260-266. doi:10.1044/0161-1461.1604.260
History: Received February 9, 1984; Accepted August 29, 1984

The purpose of this study was to determine whether there is a statistically significant difference between the auditory selective attention abilities of normal and cerebral-palsied individuals. Twenty-three cerebral-palsied and 23 normal subjects between the ages of 5 and 21 were asked to repeat a series of 30 items consisting of from 2 to 4 digits in the presence of intermittent white noise. Results of the study indicate that cerebral-palsied individuals perform significantly poorer than normal individuals when the stimulus is accompanied by noise. Noise was not a significant factor in the performance of the normal subjects regardless of age.

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