Sensory Input - Visual Attention, Perception, and Memory Age Norms

Names a removed object when shown several familiar objects for a few seconds:

  • 3.0 - show 3 objects, remove 1 object, and ask the child which one is missing
  • 4.6 - show 4 objects, remove 1 object, and ask the child which one is missing

Tells whether 2 simple pictures are:

  • 3.9 - the same or different

Avoids danger:

  • 3.0 - walks slowly on wet, icy, or slippery surfaces
  • 3.6 - demonstrates caution by avoiding hot stoves, knives, heights, electric outlets, deep water, broken glass, etc.

Recognizes simple repeating patterns:

  • 3.9 - matches a sequence or pattern of 3 to 6 shapes/beads
  • 4.6 - continues a pattern of shapes/beads in a sequence

Names or points to the missing part:

  • 4.3 - of a simple picture, such as a missing wheel on a car or a missing leg on a horse

Recalls:

  • 4.6 - any 4 objects seen in a simple picture shown to the child for 4 seconds

Hearing Attention, Perception, and Memory Age Norms

Imitates several animal sounds:

  • 2.3 - arf, meow, moo, oink, baa, neigh

Repeats sentences accurately:

  • 2.3 - 3 syllables: "Toys are fun."
  • 2.6 - 4 syllables: "I want that ball"
  • 3.0 - 5-6 syllables: "I am a big boy/girl now."
  • 3.6 - 7-8 syllables: "I like peanut butter cookies."
  • 4.6 - 10 syllables: "The black, furry cat ran through the backyard"

Identifies at least 3 objects by:

  • 2.9 - the sounds they make.

Follows related requests in correct order:

  • 2.9 - 2-step commands
  • 3.6 - 3-step commands

Repeats sequences of numbers:

  • 2.9 - 2 digits: 4-7
  • 3.6 - 3 digits: 3-8-5
  • 4.0 - 4 digits: 2-7-6-10
  • 5.0 - 5 digits: 3-1-8-6-9

Follows unrelated requests in correct order:

  • 3.6 - 2-step commands
  • 4.6 - 3-step ;commands

Understands complex directions:

  • 4.3 - Examples of directions:
    "Point to the tall boy who is not running."
    "Point to the small dog with brown ears and spots."

Auditory Intervention Programs

Auditory Intervention is a series of therapeutic classical music and nature sounds designed to stimulate, re-educate and restore the vestibulocochlear pathways. It is recommended to modulate auditory sensation, promote better auditory filtering skills in the presence of background noise, and improve auditory discrimination skills. Learn More

The Alcott Center Auditory Intervention Programs