From the perspective of a student with auditory sensitivity and filtering problems
The purpose of this CD is to help individuals with typical sensory systems understand what it might be like for a student with auditory sensitivity and filtering problems to do an everyday task like taking a spelling test in a classroom. Sounds that would be heard in a typical classroom are amplified.
The information basis for this simulation is from several autobiographical accounts as well as resources including Teaching Children with Autism by Kathleen Ann Quill (pg. 39-40); Understanding the Nature of Autism by Janice E. Janzen (pg. 20, 141); Asperger's Syndrome by Tony Attwood (chapter 7); and many other sources on autism and the challenges faced by individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Three spelling lists are dictated on three different tracts on the CD: an adult list/high school level, a student list targeted to students in second or third grade, and a list for upper elementary/middle school students. These three groups could be the targeted participants in this type of a sensitivity experience with words at their ability level.
Track 1: Track 2: Track 3:
Adult / High School 2nd-3rd Grade Upper Elem. / Middle School Tomorrow Committee Absorb Nuisance Jealous Salmon Symptom Welfare Account Mischief Melody Mediocre Miscellaneous Rural Frustrating Ring Fruit Park Game Free Grade Funny Math Blue Store Pay Swing Fast School Hard Truth Exit Pedal Coffee Frown Usually Tiny Peculiar Guilty Sponge Challenge Direction Erase Forward Difficult
Kathy Case - C.O.O.R. ISD