Auditory Processing Explained

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Does your student have any of these difficulties?

  • Is slow to respond to questions or follow instructions?
  • Forgets complex instructions?
  • Is easily distracted during listening tasks?
  • Is better at listening in individual or small group situations than in large groups?
  • Has particular problems listening when there is a lot of background noise?
  • Confuses similar sounding words (eg ‘comb’ and ‘cone’) during listening tasks?
  • Has difficulties saying complex words (eg says ‘mazagine’ for ‘magazine’)?

Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) can limit your child’s ability to learn

Your child may have an auditory processing problem when he or she has difficulty perceiving, decoding, remembering and retrieving information they hear.  Children need these auditory skills to learn.

If a child with APD falls behind in the early years of their schooling, they tend to fall further behind in later grades unless their ability to process what they hear is improved.  This is because a large part of the classroom teaching and instruction is spoken.

Get your Report on Auditory Processing Disorder

What is APD, does your child have it?  Want to know how to identify and treat APD in the home and the classroom? Want to learn specific APD remediation techniques? Complete the form to download a FREE COPY of the Auditory Processing Disorder Report  ‘A Practical Guide for Parents and Teachers’ by Joyce Kerins.

Joyce has over 10 years experience helping people with language and learning difficulties and is internationally regarded for her work with children who suffer from Auditory Processing Disorder.


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