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Auditory pertains to hearing.

Auditory association is the ability to make associations between verbally presented ideas or information to real objects/events.

Auditory blending is the ability to blend parts of a word and integrate into a whole word, through speaking.

Auditory closure is the ability to formulate or recognize or make associations with one or more parts of a word or sentence that is not heard (ospital for hospital) or when interruptions or gaps are present (b-a-t can be heard as bat) or when only one of the paired words is given, completion is done (boys and _____ ).

Auditory discrimination is an ability of a listener to distinguish the likeness and differences between sounds. This skill is very important in teaching graphemes and phonemes to be able to learn to discriminate letters and sounds as a pre-reading skill. It is also an important skill that needs to be enhanced with children with articulation problems.

Auditory figure ground is an ability of a learner to separate at will what one wishes or has to attend to auditorily, as against the surrounding environment. An auditory figure ground confusion results in frustration, inattention and even withdrawal from tasks requiring auditory attention. Children with language-learning disabilities, ADHD and autism have difficulty with this skill.

Auditory memory and sequencing is the ability to remember what has been heard for long and/or short periods of time and the ability to remember the order in sequence (or reverse order). Auditory memory works well with a good auditory figure ground, auditory discrimination, auditory perception and auditory association.It is very important to develop auditory memory with school-age children because around 70-80% of the time, learning new concepts in school, particularly in a regular school curriculum, is done through listening.

Auditory perception is the ability to interpret or organize sensory data received.

Auditory processing is the ability to understand what is being heard or what has been heard. If a child has auditory processing problems, he would have difficulties understanding what he is hearing or would have problems distinguishing one sound from another. This is very important in drills that require listening to follow instructions.

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