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Categories of Auditory Performance (CAP)                                                          

CAP Word Document Download

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Categories of Auditory Performance (CAP) is an index consisting of eight performance categories, relating to auditory perception. It is arranged in a hierarchy of skills that increase in difficulty for example from the ability to perceive environmental sounds right up to using the telephone. It is widely used in the range of current research on children with cochlear implants and is an easy to use tool for monitoring progress.

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Speech Intelligibility Rating (SIR)                                                                                  

SIR Word Document Download

The Speech Intelligibitly rating scale is a practical and reliable clinical measure of speech intelligibility. It consists of a five point rating scale that increases in levels of complexity along with the child’s speech production. For example it starts with a rating of “unintelligible speech” right up to a child being rated as having “connected speech that is intelligible to all listeners. The child is easily understood in everyday contexts”. SiR  provides an early baseline of speech intelligibility skills as well as monitoring changes in speech over time. It is included in a number of research studies on large groups of deaf children.

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Recommended Face to Face Courses from The Ear Foundation

  • Nottingham Early Assessment Package
  • New Reynell Developmental Language
  • ACE: Assessment of Comprehension and Expression
  • TAIT Video analyis
  • SNAP Dragons

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