einstein (São Paulo). 21/Nov/2018;16(4):eAO4359.

Effect of auditory-motor training on auditory processing of school children

Fátima Aparecida Gonçalves ORCID logo , Márcia Ribeiro Vieira ORCID logo , Liliane Desgualdo Pereira ORCID logo

DOI: 10.31744/einstein_journal/2018AO4359

ABSTRACT

Objective

To compare performance in Avaliação Simplificada do Processamento Auditivo Central and Scale of Auditory Behaviors scores before and after auditory and motor training.

Methods

Sample comprising 162 children aged 9 to 11 years and attending public schools in the city of São Paulo (SP), Brazil; 122 out of 162 children were allocated to one of three experimental groups: Multisensory; Auditory/Motor and Motor/Auditory. Experimental groups were submitted to 8 hours of auditory, visuospatial and motor stimulation over the course of 8 weeks. The remaining 40 children formed the Control Group and received no stimulation.

Results

Relation between child behavior as perceived by school teachers and auditory test responses revealed that the better the performance in auditory processing assessment, the higher the Scale of Auditory Behaviors scores.

Conclusion

Auditory and motor training led to improvements in auditory processing skills as rated by Avaliação Simplificada do Processamento Auditivo Central and Scale of Auditory Behaviors; this intervention model proved to be a good tool for use in school settings.

Effect of auditory-motor training on auditory processing of school children

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