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What is an Auditory Processing Assessment?
An auditory processing assessment is a method to identify any potential disorders in a child's auditory system. An auditory processing assessment can be performed through several different methods. However, most auditory processing assessments cannot be performed on children who are younger than 7 years old. This is due to younger children's brain functioning capabilities, which may make interpreting the results of an auditory processing assessment impossible.
Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) Causes
Disorders in a child's central nervous system (CNS) may cause these auditory system issues, resulting in an auditory processing disorder (APD) that may present challenges for a child's ability to comprehend auditory information, such as sounds and words.
Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) Symptoms
There are a variety of Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) symptoms. Even if a child shows many symptoms of APD, only a careful and accurate diagnosis can conclude that a child has an Auditory Processing Disorder. While a child may experience many problems associated with an Auditory Processing Disorder, only an audiologist can make a diagnosis.
Some Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) symptoms include, but are not necessarily limited to:
- Challenges with comprehending speech in loud environments,
- Difficulties following directions,
- Issues with being able to distinguish between similar-sounding speech and sounds,
- The child often asks for things to be repeated or clarified,
- Difficulties with spelling, reading and verbal learning.
Auditory Processing Disorder Treatments
There is no one-size-fits-all treatment for Auditory Processing Disorders. Treatment for an Auditory Processing Disorder is inherently individualized and specific to the problems a child experiences. However, treatment for Auditory Processing Disorders is possible.
Get an Auditory Processing Assessment for Your Child
If your child is exhibiting any of the above symptoms, or you have other reasons to believe that your child may have an Auditory Processing Disorder, early diagnosis is important. Don't wait to schedule an appointment for an auditory processing assessment. To request an auditory processing assessment for your child...