Auditory Discrimination

Teacher arranges small group of pupils, no more than six, around a large table.
The exercise is explained to the pupils carefully.
The cassette player is switched on and the first sound is played.
Teacher helps children to identify the sound and uses the opportunity to place the
sound-word in context.

                        ‘Who rang the doorbell’ ?
                        ‘Did Sean ring the doorbell’? Etc....

Then the next sound is played

                        ‘Why is the dog barking’?
                        'Does your dog bark’ Etc....
On the second playing of the sounds This may take some time and several runs of the tape may be needed.
Up to ten common sounds should be used.
When these sounds have been recognised, Each pupil must be helped to recognise what sound the picture represents.. To reinforce the lesson, picture prompts are withdrawn and pupil must name the sound.
The lesson is further reinforced by switching off the tape and asking pupils to name the sound from the matching picture. E.g. The dog is barking / I hear the dog barking / I ring / rang the doorbell etc..

Auditory Discrimination

Further back-up lessons in listening skills involve the use of Computer and software package.
With same small group of pupils, teacher opens

‘My First Incredible Amazing Dictionary’( DK) and opens the Games option.
In Games, select ‘What’s that noise’? game and explain as follows;

[ Follow -up work ]

Teacher can continue to reinforce the listening skills in many other ways including this number-card game.