Auditory Memory Club2019-04-17T11:06:59-04:00
Following Directions! Remembering discussion! Sequencing! These skills are essen-tial for success in the classroom (Mense, Debney, and Druce, 2013). Auditory Memory Club is an engaging way to help students learn these critical skills!

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Following Directions! Remembering discussion! Sequencing! These skills are essen-tial for success in the classroom (Mense, Debney, and Druce, 2013). Auditory Memory Club is an engaging way to help students learn these critical skills!
Auditory Memory Club is designed to be used by educators and speech-language pathologists to work on auditory recall and language processing. Designed by a certified speech-language pathologist and developed by Smarty Ears Apps, Auditory Memory Club is sure to engage learners of all ages.
A single or multi-player app, Auditory Memory Club encourages individuals to develop better active listening skills, which in turn help develop language processing, and memory skills. Language processing skills and auditory memory are necessary to develop a good understanding of words, phonological awareness, and information recall (edublox). Building and expanding skills such as memory, attention, and other cognitive skills is important for many individuals with auditory processing, attention deficit, autism, and/or language disorders (Bellis, 2013). These skills are also beneficial to individuals who are English Language Learners (Reading Rockets).

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Four Critical Skills

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Individuals with auditory processing disorders often find it difficult to pay attention, listen to, and recall information when it is presented orally (Reading Rockets). Auditory Memory Club offers four activities specifically designed to help individuals gain these important skills.

I Say You Do

I Say You Do is an activity where the learner is given a task to complete. The complexity of the task increases from one-step commands to multiple-step commands as the learner increases in skills.
Following each auditory command, there is a pause before the student can complete the task.
The pause can be lengthened or shortened as needed (up to 100 seconds).
Once the student completes the task, the professional can mark the skill level of the student.
The number of steps automatically increases as the player successfully masters each level.
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What Was That?

In What Was That? the student is asked to listen to a sound such as rain, an animal, or a musical instrument. After the sound is played, the student is asked to identify which item made that sound.

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At the bottom of the identification screen, a tally counter shows the number of correct and incorrect answers. Green indicates correct, while red indicates incorrect.

Remember for Amber

In Remember for Amber, the learner is given a series of words to remember. After a customizable delay, the learner is shown pictures and asked to select the items Amber wanted. In this section, the sequence of the items remembered is not critical.

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At the bottom of the screen, a tally counter shows the number of correct and incorrect answers. Green indicates correct, while red indicates incorrect. The learner is given more words to remember as the skill level increases.

Let’s Put In Order

In Let’s Put In Order, the player is given a series of words and asked to put the pictures in the correct order. The number of words increases in length based on player success.

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Data Tracking

When a student profile is selected, Auditory Memory Club will provide a “report card” for every session. This report card provides a graph for overall accuracy, the activities that were targeted, and a breakdown of accuracy by activity.
Selecting the “Share Results” button will allow the report card to be printed, emailed, or exported to the free Therapy Report Center.

The Report card features:

– Two different visual graphs by activity
– A detailed “by session” report showing activity, accuracy, and delay
– The ability to “share” by exporting to the Therapy Report Center, emailing, or printing

Customization

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From the main page, a tap on the settings button in the upper right-hand corner will bring up the custom-ization screen.
THREE LANGUAGES

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At the top of the screen is the language setting. Auditory Memory Club features not one, but THREE languages! The professional can choose from Spanish, English, and Portuguese!
Instructional Audio
Not sure how to use an activity? No problem! Auditory Memory Club includes an optional Instructional Audio for each activity. This can be toggled on/off in the settings menu. The instructional audio is a great way to let both the professional and the player know exactly what to expect in the activity.

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Each activity allows for customization of the response delay time (up to 100 seconds), the number of images/words, and the ability to increase the complexity of the listening task by adding background noise.

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Auditory Memory Club and Response to Intervention

Auditory Memory Club is an ideal component for Response to Intervention (RTI). The app, with teacher direction, allows for an intensive teaching of the skills necessary for academic success. Learning how to actively listen to be able to follow directions, sequence, and attend to classroom discussions may benefit many children. Specific work on these skills may also help with comprehension of classroom material.
Auditory Memory Club may be benficial for children with language disorders, English Language Learners, Autism, and Specific Learning Disorders. In addition, those children who are not identified as delayed but are struggling with comprehension of classroom materials or classroom behavior expectations may benefit from explicit teaching of these skills. The professional’s direction, expansion of vocabulary, and application of the skills learned Auditory Memory Club will benefit many children in the classroom or home-school. The data collection that occurs for each player allows individual progress monitoring to occur. Exporting into and out of the Therapy Report Center ensures progress monitoring is maintained easily.

Auditory Memory Club has the following features:

  1. Single or multi-player platform
  2. 4 different activities
  3. Auditory Instructions for each activity
  4. High-quality images showing REAL-LIFE objects
  5. Customizable
  6. Data Collection over time for each student
  7. Compatibility with Therapy Report Center for easy report writing and progress monitoring

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