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Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Fonoaudiologia

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Abstract

MARTINS, Juliana Schwambach; PINHEIRO, Maria Madalena Canina  and  BLASI, Helena Ferro. The use of a children software in the treatment of Central Auditory Processing Disorder. Rev. soc. bras. fonoaudiol. [online]. 2008, vol.13, n.4, pp.398-404. ISSN 1982-0232.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1516-80342008000400016.

The aim of this study was to verify the effectiveness of the use of computer science resources in the treatment of Central Auditory Processing Disorder, in order to adequate the altered auditory abilities. Two individuals with diagnosis of Central Auditory Processing Disorder, a boy and a girl, both with nine years old, participated on this study. The subjects were submitted to eight sessions of speech therapy using the software and, after this period, a reassessment of the central auditory processing abilities was carried out, in order to verify the development of the auditory abilities and the effectiveness of the auditory training. It was verified that, after this informal auditory training, the auditory abilities of temporal resolution, figure-ground for both verbal and nonverbal sounds, and temporal ordering for verbal and nonverbal sounds were adequate for both subjects. It was possible to conclude that the use of computers as therapeutical instruments is a stimulating resource that allows the development of altered auditory abilities in patients with Central Auditory Processing Disorder.

Keywords : Auditory perception; Acoustic stimulation; Auditory perceptual disorders; Software.

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