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Schema Induction & Auditory Processing

Ronald C. Jones, Ph.D., CCC-A, COI

June 25, 2012



What is schema induction (reduction)?


This is the adoption of a set of remediation approaches or methods found to be particularly effective in addressing either one or a composite of auditory processing problems.  The idea is to select from the several available approaches, a single approach or a small set of approaches, that can maximize positive remediation outcomes.  Schema induction is viewed as a “top-down” strategy because it requires consideration of not only central auditory performance, but also more global communication performance, and subsequent learning.

ronald c jones

Ronald C. Jones, Ph.D., CCC-A, COI

Dr. Ronald Jones is a professor in the Department of Nursing and Allied Health, College of Science, Engineering and Technology at Norfolk State University, Norfolk, Virginia.  He is also the Coordinator of the Department's Communication Sciences and Disorders Program and Director of the NSU Hearing, Speech, Language, and Literacy Center.  He is a long-standing and active member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, and the National Black Association for Speech, Language and Hearing, where he served as Chair of the Board (2006-2008). He is currently the Managing Editor for the Association’s professional journal - ECHO.  Dr. Jones' current research and teaching interests include aural rehabilitation management of deaf and hard of hearing children, auditory processing performance of young adults, voice science, and literacy acquisition, particularly, by racial and ethnic minority children. He is also a nationally certified online instructor. 

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