Auditory discrimination refers to teaching students to distinguish between correct and incorrect productions of speech sounds. I like to refer to the sounds as the "old sound" (incorrect production) and the "new sound" (correct production). Old sound/ new sound is easy for young clients to understand and doesn't have the negative implications of saying, "That was wrong." Take a look at my favorite way to provide auditory discrimination training.
In this session, I let the client be the teacher. They use the free iPad app, Glow Draw, to grade my speech. The "old sound" gets a minus and the "new sound" gets a plus. Additionally, this is the perfect time to introduce old sound/ new sound to the client. I think Grace is getting the hang of the new speech lingo! If the client is having a hard time discriminating between the sounds, I use the iPad app, Artikpix, for auditory discrimination training. I say the word, record myself, and then play it back several times (sometimes more like 20 times) until the client is able to make a decision. They love the grading my productions with Artikpix. Press the smiley face to hear, "Yay" or the frown face to hear, "Awww."
I don't spend tons of time on auditory discrimination training. Usually, about 5 minutes a session for the first couple weeks of therapy. What works for you?