James Maurer

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Master of Science (M.S.) in Speech: Emphasis in Speech Pathology/Audiology


Speech Communication

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1 online resource (69 p.)


Auditory memory test battery, Auditory perception, Short-term memory




Auditory short-term memory (STM) is important for speech and language development and for learning new information presented auditorily. Research has shown that auditory STM ability is of a developmental nature in the 5 through 8 year age range for a variety of auditory stimuli. Many tests and subtests are available to measure auditory STM ability, however one test, the Auditory Memory Test Battery (AMTB) measures auditory memory span and memory for sequence for 5 types of stimuli.

The purpose of this study was to collect normative data on the AMTB scores of normal 9 through 13 year old students and young adults ages 20 through 30 years. The main experimental question was: What are the means and standard deviations of the AMTB scores from samples of normal children 9 through 13 years of age and normal young adults 20 through 30 years of age. A secondary question was: Are the differences between the performance scores statistically significant?


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