Just for Kids Interactive Auditory Processing Pictures

Ages: 5-10
Grades: K-5

Students improve their auditory skills as they listen for clues and follow directions by drawing on large-size, illustrated cards with dry-erase markers.

Use an interactive approach to build auditory processing skills. Students draw in response to your directions on 50 full-color, dry-erase pictures. When the lesson is finished, simply wipe off the card.


There are three types of listening activities for each card:

  • Exclusionary Listening—Listen to a short story and four clues to narrow down which item is being described.
  • Listening for Directions—Follow concept-based directions. Each card and set of directions targets one concept. The concepts pertain to attributes, spatial, temporal, quantitative, negation, and directions.
  • Listening for Clues—Listen to clues in short stories to locate an item.

In addition to listening skills, the cards can be used to develop attention and memory, receptive/expressive language, logical thinking, problem-solving, and vocabulary skills. Select the lessons and corresponding pictures based on these categories:

  • Attributes—Teach colors; shapes; and the concepts of large/small, thick/thin, same/different, medium-sized, horizontal, and more
  • Spatial Concepts—Includes on/off, top/bottom, inside/outside, next to, left/right, in a row, and more
  • Temporal Concepts—Target days of the week, months, first, last, today/tomorrow/yesterday, and more
  • Quantitative Concepts—These lessons include numbers, half/whole, every, few, except, part of, and more
  • Negation—Teach students to understand "no" and "not."
  • Directions—Teach the concepts of "other" and "skip."

COMPLETE KIT INCLUDES: 25, 8½" x 11" double-sided, full-color, coated picture cards; 56-page manual with stimulus items; 4 dry erase markers (black, green, red, blue); CD-ROM includes pictures in color and black and white and tracking chart; vinyl folder. (©2006)

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