Altered Auditory Input and Language Webs to Improve Language Processing Skills A method of altering auditory input and a structured set of listening tasks are described. The parameters of rate, prosody, and pattern of pausing are modified in the Altered Auditory Input (AAI) technique to make language input easier for the child with language delays to process. This technique is used ... Clinical Exchange
Clinical Exchange  |   July 01, 1999
Altered Auditory Input and Language Webs to Improve Language Processing Skills
 
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Sandra McKinnis
    Pediatric Speech-Language Therapy Services, 4325 Laurel St., Suite 100, Anchorage, AK. 99508
  • Molly Thompson
    Pediatric Speech-Language Therapy Services, 4325 Laurel St., Suite 100, Anchorage, AK. 99508
  • Corresponding author: e-mail: AKSPEECH@aol.com.
Article Information
Normal Language Processing / Speech, Voice & Prosody / Clinical Exchange
Clinical Exchange   |   July 01, 1999
Altered Auditory Input and Language Webs to Improve Language Processing Skills
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, July 1999, Vol. 30, 302-310. doi:10.1044/0161-1461.3003.302
History: Received August 10, 1998 , Accepted April 5, 1999
 
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, July 1999, Vol. 30, 302-310. doi:10.1044/0161-1461.3003.302
History: Received August 10, 1998; Accepted April 5, 1999

A method of altering auditory input and a structured set of listening tasks are described. The parameters of rate, prosody, and pattern of pausing are modified in the Altered Auditory Input (AAI) technique to make language input easier for the child with language delays to process. This technique is used during play activities, reading to the child, language activities, faceto-face conversation, and structured listening tasks called Language Webs. The Language Webs are a set of highly redundant, hierarchical picture identification listening tasks. The goal of these approaches is to improve language processing in children with language difficulties so that they can both access their current language knowledge and learn new language.

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