06290504 is referenced by 18 patents and cites 9 patents.

An apparatus and method on a computing device for training of auditory and graphical discrimination in humans is provided. The method and apparatus provides a number of stimulus sets, each stimulus set having a number of different phonemes. Speech processing is used to provide multiple levels of emphasis and or stretching for enhancing a subject's ability to discriminate between similarly sounding phonemes. The processing is applied to phonemes and presented to the human as a trial. As a subject correctly identifies phonemes in the stimulus sets, the amount of processing applied to the phonemes is reduced, ultimately to the level of normal speech. A performance feedback mechanism is provided to allow the human to obtain a summary of his/her success over the stimulus sets, at the different processing levels. More detailed feedback is also provided indicating specific processing levels achieved for each of the stimulus sets. Selection buttons are provided on a graphical interface to allow the human to hear a stimulus set at his beginning processing level, and at his currently obtained processing level.

Title
Method and apparatus for reporting progress of a subject using audio/visual adaptive training stimulii
Application Number
9/415885
Publication Number
6290504 (B1)
Application Date
October 8, 1999
Publication Date
September 18, 2001
Inventor
John J Montgomery
Oakland
CA, US
William M Jenkins
Pacifica
CA, US
Elizabeth H Budra
Albany
CA, US
Angela Jane Benitz
San Francisco
CA, US
Agent
James W Huffman
US
Assignee
Scientific Learning
CA, US
IPC
G09B 19/04
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