“What Are You Saying?” Auditory Processing Disorder in Children

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Watch the free replay of the webinar “What Are You Saying?”Auditory Processing Disorder in Children with Lois Kam Heymann, M.A., CCC-SLP, which originally aired Wednesday, October 13th, 2016 and download the expert slides.

Auditory processing disorder is a glitch in the brain’s ability to filter and process sounds that makes it difficult (even painful) to receive, organize, and use auditory information. Some children with APD can’t filter out background noise, making it maddening to work in a busy classroom. Other children perceive sounds incorrectly, mixing up ga and da sounds, for example. And still others forget parts of a conversation or miss verbal nuances. Roughly 7 percent of all children have some type of auditory processing difficulty, but many are misdiagnosed because their symptoms look so much like ADHD.

In this webinar parents will learn:

> the behavioral characteristics of ADHD and APD

> indications that your child may have APD

> symptoms that may indicate your child has more than one disorder

> how listening challenges affect a child’s academics, social interaction, and behavior

> the best diagnosis and treatment approaches for APD

> how you can help your child overcome the challenges related to APD

 

Source:additudemag.com

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