Child Psychiatry and Human Development

, Volume 26, Issue 3, pp 169–180 | Cite as

Evaluation of auditory discrimination in children with ADD and without ADD

  • Donna Geffner
  • Jay R. Lucker
  • William Koch


Auditory discrimination abilities of children with and without attention deficits were investigated to measure the variability due to different response modes (verbal [NU-6] and picture pointing [GFW]) and competing messages (GFW). Results showed no differences between response modes in quiet, but significant differences in noise between groups with children having ADD showing poorer speech discrimination. Additionally, differential effects between types of competing messages for the same task were not found in the ADD group. These results are discussed in relation to the clinical use of these tests, the relationships seen between results, and implications for educational management.

Key Words

Auditory Discrimination Speech-in-Noise Response Mode Competing Message Attention Deficit Disorder ADD ADHD Audiological Evaluation FM Auditory Trainers 


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© Human Sciences Press, Inc. 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • Donna Geffner
    • 1
  • Jay R. Lucker
    • 1
  • William Koch
  1. 1.CCC-SLP/A, Speech and Hearing CenterSt. John's UniversityJamaica

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