Parents & Guardians

Understanding the progress report

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What does the Progress Report show?

The progress report is presented as a graph. It is recommended that you work through this with your child’s clinician to best understand your child’s results.

The below report is an example only.

You should not compare your child's results to this example.

A tablet device with a Sound Storm progress report displayed on its screen.

What are the expected results?

In general, our research has found that children with Spatial Processing Disorder will improve by approximately 10 dB over the course of training (100–120 games). This means that, compared to before your child started training, they will be able to process a target noise – like his or her teacher’s voice – when the background noise is a lot louder.

The clinician who is monitoring your child’s progress will be able to provide feedback on how your child is progressing. It is recommended that the clinician reassess your child with the LiSN-S diagnostic test once the Sound Storm training is complete.

Frequently asked questions

What is the research behind Sound Storm?
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Research documenting the development and evaluation of Sound Storm (previously known as the LiSN & Learn Auditory Training Software) has been published in peer-reviewed journals and textbooks. A list of these publications can be found in ‘The Evidence’ section on this website.

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Who is a good candidate for Sound Storm?
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Before using Sound Storm, it is essential to establish that a child has:

  • Hearing within normal limits.
  • A diagnosis of Spatial Processing Disorder. If they do not, you won’t know if you are targeting the right deficit with Sound Storm.

Sound Storm has been clinically proven to remediate Spatial Processing Disorder in Children aged 6 - 12yrs. Children younger than 6 are too young to be diagnosed with Spatial Processing Disorder and are unlikely to maintain the attention needed to complete the training.

Children over 12 are less likely to find the app engaging, and would need to be highly motivated to complete the training. If they do complete the program however, it may still be effective.

While there have been no clinical trials carried out on ages above 12, there is anecdotal evidence that suggests that Sound Storm is likely to remediate Spatial Processing Disorder in adults as well as children over the age of 12.

How to ensure success