Effect of FM Auditory Trainers on Attending Behaviors of Learning-Disabled Children The study investigated the effect of FM auditory trainer use with learning-disabled students in the classroom. It was hypothesized that attention would improve when the noise level decreased. Four specific attending behaviors were studied to determine the effectiveness of the FM system in small and large group classroom situations. The ... Research Article
Research Article  |   July 01, 1991
Effect of FM Auditory Trainers on Attending Behaviors of Learning-Disabled Children
 
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Ruth Blake
    Speech-language pathologists, Haddonfield, NJ
  • Barbara Field
    Speech-language pathologists, Haddonfield, NJ
  • Cecelia Foster
    Speech-language pathologists, Haddonfield, NJ
  • Felice Platt
    Speech-language pathologists, Haddonfield, NJ
  • Patricia Wertz
    Speech-language pathologists, Haddonfield, NJ
  • Requests for reprints may be sent to Patricia M. Wertz, Kingsway Learning Center, 144 Kings Highway West, Haddonfield, NJ 08033.
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Research Article   |   July 01, 1991
Effect of FM Auditory Trainers on Attending Behaviors of Learning-Disabled Children
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, July 1991, Vol. 22, 111-114. doi:10.1044/0161-1461.2203.111
History: Received August 29, 1988 , Accepted September 9, 1990
 
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, July 1991, Vol. 22, 111-114. doi:10.1044/0161-1461.2203.111
History: Received August 29, 1988; Accepted September 9, 1990

The study investigated the effect of FM auditory trainer use with learning-disabled students in the classroom. It was hypothesized that attention would improve when the noise level decreased. Four specific attending behaviors were studied to determine the effectiveness of the FM system in small and large group classroom situations. The results of this study demonstrated that learning-disabled children wearing FM auditory trainers improved their attending behavior.

ACKNOWLEDGMENT
This research was partially supported by Telex Communication Inc., who lent the auditory trainers used in the study. We extend special thanks to the teachers and administrative staff of Kingsway Learning Center for their interest and cooperation. We are grateful to John Pancari and Dorothy Brown for their knowledge, time, and effort in their assistance with the statistical data. Acknowledgment is extended to Kathy Discount for her efforts in maintenance data and support in the project. Many thanks to Susan Levinson for typing and computerizing the manuscript.
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