Familiar Sounds

Play this listening game to improve auditory discrimination and concept development!

This activity has been revised and was originally created by Charlotte Cushman and published in the Perkins Activity and Resource Guide (1st edition, 1992).  The second edition is available for purchase.

This activity helps students to identify familiar sounds as well as improve their auditory discrimination. Lessons include Concept Development, English Language Arts, and Independent Living.

Digital recorder

Hint: Discuss sounds that students hear throughout the day. Help them to identify common sounds as they naturally occur and to talk about what different sounds mean (e.g. a fire alarm is a danger sound that means you should leave the building immediately).

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