What is Auditory Processing Disorder (APD)?
Common Symptoms of APD Include:
Auditory processing is most simply defined as what the brain does with what the ears hear. This includes several aspects of listening.
- Difficulty following auditory directions
- Poor listening in noisy situations
- Delays in responding to others
- Misunderstands what is said
- Frequently says “huh” or “what”
- Difficulty following conversations in groups
- Organizational problems
- Social skill deficits
Common Academic Problems with APD:
- Reading problems
- Difficulty with divided attention tasks, such as note-taking
- Difficulty making inferences
- Difficulty copying from the board
- Poor spelling
- Poor attention to verbal stimuli
What Can I Expect During a Session with a Speech Pathologist?
- Review of medical records
- Review of previous speech/languageand psychoeducational evaluations
- A complete speech and language evaluation
- Assessment of written language, when indicated
- A standard hearing evaluation
- Auditory processing testing to help determine how the individual interprets, stores and accesses auditory information
After the evaluation, you will meet with a Team Member to be given preliminary results and a full report will follow.
Recommendations will be made regarding classroom accommodations and speech therapy recommendations.
APD Questionnaire (87 KB)