Effects of Cued Speech Training on Speech Discrimination of Students with Auditory Neuropathy Spectrum Disorder

Dr Lengnen Jurmang Jikukka

Abstract

This study examined effects of cued speech training (CST) on speech discrimination of students with auditory neuropathy spectrum disorder. The specific objectives of this study are to find the extent to which CST can improve perception of sound of students with auditory neuropathy spectrum disorder and find the extent to which CST can improve the insight into speech of students with auditory neuropathy spectrum disorder. Pretest-posttest true experimental design was used. The outcome was measured two times from experimental and control groups. The population in the study is twenty (20) students with auditory neuropathy spectrum disorder. The sample size is also twenty (20). Speech Discrimination Scale is the instrument used to obtain data in this research. To test hypotheses 1 and 2 at 0.05 level of significance, the t-test statistics was used. The results revealed that CST enhanced the speech discrimination of students with auditory neuropathy spectrum disorder in experimental group to a high extent. This study recommended that government should collaborate with experts in CST to design and implement interventions towards improving the perception of sound of students with auditory neuropathy spectrum disorder and enhancing their insight into speech.

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