Kenn-Sey Assessment of Test Readiness

PLEASE NOTE:  FST can be performed in the absence of the hearing test. Bérard Listening testing is only for the purpose of setting the extra filters, THEIR PURPOSE IS NOT TO DECIDE WHETHER FST IS REQUIRED.
 
THE BERARD TESTS ARE NOT THE APPROPRIATE TESTS TO CONFIRM IF HEARING LOSS IS PRESENT. TO CHECK FOR A HEARING LOSS,  ONE MUST VISIT AN AUDIOLOGIST WHO WILL TEST IN A SOUND-PROOF BOOTH WITH DIAGNOSTIC EQUIPMENT.
 
KENNEDY – SEYMOUR EVALUATION OF READINESS FOR BERARD LISTENING TESTS
Please note: the skills in bold type are the required skills for the Berard listening tests. 
In the event that the child is not yet showing these skills, it is not advisable to attempt the  Berard Listening tests.
 
SECTION 1          GENERAL INDICATORS
 
Method of indicating that he hears sounds:   

Points to ear on request
 
Uses AAC / points to written words ‘yes’ – ‘no’
 
Uses signing / lamh
 
Nods and shakes head
 
Says ‘yes’ and ‘no’
 

 
SECTION 2            NEGATIVE BEHAVIOURAL INDICATORS
 
 
severe
mild
Not at all
Refuses co-operation
 
 
 
‘Clowning’ behaviour
 
 
 
Refuses earphones
 
 
 
Unreliable / variable responses
 
 
 
  
SECTION 3             SCORING CHECKLIST
 
 
reliably
unreliably
Reliable, repeatable responses
 
 
Responses not repeatable
 
 
Responds by pointing to ear
 
 
Responds by saying ‘yes’
 
 
Responds by saying ‘yes’ and ‘no’
 
 
Other… detail
 
 
 
Waits for signal with quiet limbs
 
 
Waits for signal with restless limbs
 
 
Resists or ignores distractions
 
 
 
 
 
Retains instructions for 5 seconds
 
 
Retains instructions for 10 seconds
 
 
Retains instructions for 30 seconds
 
 
 
 
 
Responds impulsively
 
 
Responds within 2 seconds
 
 
Responds within 2-3 seconds
 
 
Responses are slow:…(time and record)
 
 
 

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