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Free Acorn Boardwalk Auditory Processing Game
This post provides a free resource, the Acorn Boardwalk game, to help children with auditory processing. Integrated Learning Strategies (ILS) is a learning and academic center. As a reminder, ILS is not a health care provider and none of our materials or services provide a diagnosis or treatment of a specific condition or learning challenge you may see in your child or student. If you seek a diagnosis or treatment for your child or student, please contact a trained professional who can provide an evaluation of the child.
Auditory processing can be a big challenge for many children. However, there are some fun games and activities you can do at home or in your therapy sessions to help. The best part, we have created a special game with a fall theme dedicated to sharpening your child or student’s auditory processing skills.
Parents, teachers and therapists can use the Acorn Boardwalk auditory game in the classroom or one-on-one to determine where kids may be struggling with their auditory processing skills. The game is meant to be fun, playful and easy for kids to understand.
Why is Auditory Processing Important?
A common misconception is that auditory processing means a child cannot hear. However, many children have no issues hearing, but they struggle to process the information they receive through the ear or their auditory processing system. Research shows a child’s auditory processing develops at a young age and is very important for their future learning process.
Many times, kids will ask, “huh?” or “what?” repeatedly because they did not process the information spoken to them. It can be difficult to register the information they hear and remember or retain that information. Children may also have trouble learning to read because they cannot express themselves clearly and they confuse the sounds of different words.
Children with auditory processing delays may show signs of the following:
- Trouble following directions and completing tasks
- Doesn’t remember details of what they heard
- Appears to be listening, but not hearing
- Has trouble understanding speech in noisy places
- Finds it hard to follow conversations
- Can’t express themselves very well
- Asks people to repeat what they said
An auditory processing disorder can also show through behavior as well. Kids with attention and focus issues may struggle with auditory processing because they can’t process and retain the tasks they should perform.
The Acorn Boardwalk Auditory Game
We created the Acorn Boardwalk Auditory game to provide a fun way for kids to practice and improve their auditory skills. The game requires parents, therapists or teachers to play the game with the child by giving them verbal queues. This allows the parent or therapist to determine if there are gaps in auditory learning and use it to strengthen those areas of development.
You can play the game one of two ways. The parent or therapist can give the child verbal queues to move the pieces across the board to see if they can follow directions. Or, they can move the pieces on the board to get the acorn to the other fall objects using their auditory skills.
An older child may even benefit from the game if they struggle on basic concepts or if their skills are delayed. The free PDF activity packet is a digital copy only and can be saved directly to your computer or hard drive.
After the activity packet is saved, use the digital copy to print and re-print copies so the child can perform the exercises multiple times. Or, the game can be used for multiple students.
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