An initial investigation into the validity of a computer-based auditory processing assessment (Feather Squadron)

Show simple item record Barker, MD en Purdy, Suzanne en 2016-08-01T22:18:06Z en 2017-07-24T23:43:21Z en 2015-07-15 en 2016-01-01 en
dc.identifier.citation International Journal of Audiology, 2016, 55 (3), pp. 173 - 183 en
dc.identifier.issn 1499-2027 en
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dc.description.abstract Objective: This research investigates a novel method for identifying and measuring school-aged children with poor auditory processing through a tablet computer. Design: Feasibility and test-retest reliability are investigated by examining the percentage of Group 1 participants able to complete the tasks and developmental effects on performance. Concurrent validity was investigated against traditional tests of auditory processing using Group 2. Study sample: There were 847 students aged 5 to 13 years in group 1, and 46 aged 5 to 14 years in group 2. Results: Some tasks could not be completed by the youngest participants. Significant correlations were found between results of most auditory processing areas assessed by the Feather Squadron test and traditional auditory processing tests. Test-retest comparisons indicated good reliability for most of the Feather Squadron assessments and some of the traditional tests. Conclusions: The results indicate the Feather Squadron assessment is a time-efficient, feasible, concurrently valid, and reliable approach for measuring auditory processing in school-aged children. Clinically, this may be a useful option for audiologists when performing auditory processing assessments as it is a relatively fast, engaging, and easy way to assess auditory processing abilities. Research is needed to investigate further the construct validity of this new assessment by examining the association between performance on Feather Squadron and objective evoked potential, lesion studies, and/or functional imaging measures of auditory function. en
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dc.language English en
dc.publisher Taylor & Francis en
dc.relation.ispartofseries International Journal of Audiology en
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dc.relation.replaces 2292/29734 en
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dc.subject Behavioral measures en
dc.subject pediatric en
dc.subject psychoacoustics/hearing science en
dc.subject speech perception en
dc.title An initial investigation into the validity of a computer-based auditory processing assessment (Feather Squadron) en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.identifier.doi 10.3109/14992027.2015.1074734 en
pubs.issue 3 en
pubs.begin-page 173 en
pubs.volume 55 en
dc.description.version VoR - Version of Record en
dc.identifier.pmid 26329098 en en
pubs.end-page 183 en
pubs.publication-status Published en
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pubs.subtype Article en
pubs.elements-id 523532 en Science en Psychology en
dc.identifier.eissn 1708-8186 en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2016-08-02 en 2015-09-02 en
pubs.dimensions-id 26329098 en

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