Does this sound like you – have you been frustrated by trying to find the cause of your child’s learning struggles? Do you suspect that it could be auditory processing disorder (APD)? I frequently hear from parents how difficult it is to get the right diagnosis and treatment for their child, especially when many learning or attention issues can look very similar.
What I’ve found is that many auditory processing disorders (APD) exhibit symptoms similar to those of attention deficit disorders, such as:
Being easily distracted
Not engaging in class
Not following directions
Teachers and parents may feel like children with APD are not trying, not paying attention, or being disruptive when in fact what’s happening is that they try to pay attention but can’t follow what’s being said and eventually give up. These children may also receive a diagnosis of ADD or ADHD with treatments that fail to address the underlying issues.
If you suspect that your child may have APD, I can help you determine next steps in getting a diagnosis and interventions that can help improve processing speed.
Simply reply with any questions you may have, or feel free to give me a call.