SOUND TO SYMBOL

iPad Apps Based on Preverbal Elemental Music

Touch a sound​. Have a conversation.

Exploration

Building capacity for perception of basic sound features: changes in frequency, duration, timbre, and intensity 

Auditory Cognition

Building capacity for higher order skills: formation of auditory objects, and music/speech perception

Agency and Literacy

Mapping sound patterns onto meanings: basic vocabulary 

Preverbal Elemental Music: sounds, symbols, reading and literacy

A learning medium where the elements of music are connected to the elements of spoken language at the preverbal level

Goal
  • to enhance the development of ​​cognitive processes necessary for building understanding to speech. 

Targets:
  • developing a concept of auditory objects and recognizing differences between basic features of sound: 
        
        comparison​
        categorization
        patterns
        blending
        working memory
        auditory attention​
        emotions
        agency

iPad apps based on Preverbal Elemental Music
  
  • designed to be used without instruction
  • problem solving design
  • increasing difficulty 
  • specially composed, short music segments
  • syllabic rhythm
Supplemental workbooks and sheet music are available and can be used without prior experience in music
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