Auditory Processing Disorder may have difficulty ‘hearing’ but this is due to
the inability of the brain to filter and process speech, especially in a noisy
environment. Children who have APD often experience what is called ‘auditory
overload’ as their brain is overwhelmed by sounds and has trouble gleaning any
useful information from them. Auditory Processing Disorder commonly exacerbates
conditions such as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, autism, dyslexia,
speech and language problems and other learning difficulties, but effective
treatment of APD can greatly benefit children with more than one condition.
In order to ensure
auditory processing disorder treatment is most effective, Learning Connections
performs an extensive assessment of your child in a friendly, one-on-one
setting to determine the underlying causes of their auditory difficulties and
any other problems they may be having. When we have identified the particular
developmental immaturities your child is experiencing, we then provide you with
a customised, home-based program that is unique to your child. The program is
specifically designed to strengthen the areas your child has most difficulty
with and includes not only activities, but also dietary advice
What can be done
at home for auditory processing disorder?
Even small steps
can have a big impact on how your child functions at home.
•Provide a quiet
spot for studying, with background noise kept to a minimum.
•Have your child
look at you when you’re speaking.
•Speak at a
slightly slower rate and at a slightly higher volume.
•Ask your child to
repeat directions back to you. If he’ll need to act on the directions later,
ask him to write notes to remind himself.
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