Auditory Processing: Memory, Organization and Integration

Auditory Memory

In a seven part series, I covered the multiple components involved with an Auditory Processing Disorder. I opened the discussion by describing the multi-system approach and moved into the sensory component to auditory processing, auditory discrimination, auditory hyper-sensitivity, auditory extraction, as well as auditory attention and distractibility. This final article in the series will introduce […]

Is it Auditory Attention or Auditory Distractibility?

Auditory Distraction

For those who have been following this series on the multi-system approach to Auditory Processing Disorder (APD), you have learned that APD is indeed a multifaceted disorder. I discussed Auditory Awareness – an ism of the awareness of the presence of sound, demonstrated by the child not responding to sound, its source and its location. […]

Auditory Extraction – Getting the Key Message

Charlie Brown Teacher

I opened this series with an overview discussion about the Multi-System approach to Auditory Processing Disorders.  According to this system-integrated model developed by this professional, the six main systems involved in auditory processing are: 1. The cognitive system 2. The executive functioning system 3. The auditory system 4. The language system 5. The behavioral and […]

Auditory Hypersensitivity – An Emotional Response

covering ears

In the first article within this series, I opened with an overview of the multi-system approach to auditory processing disorders (APDs) as described in Lucker’s Multi-System Integrative Model of Auditory Processing (Lucker 2008).  We examined the confounding variables in the evaluation of APDs and began looking at various components to APDs such as auditory awareness […]

Auditory Discrimination – What is that Sound?

auditory discrimination

After our sensory and auditory systems are aware of the presence of sound, we recognize the pattern of the sound we hear. This leads to what we often call auditory discrimination. This level of auditory processing involves a combination of the auditory system and the cognitive system. Visit the first article in this series, entitled […]

Auditory Awareness Isms are Sensory Based

Listening Therapy

As stated in the first installment of this series, there are different types of auditory processing deficits or APD. And, for each specific type, there are different systems involved and, thus, different recommendations for treatment. This section discusses the various categories and a sample treatment for each category. Lucker’s Multi-System Integrative Model of Auditory Processing […]

Auditory Processing – A Multi-System Approach

Multi-System - Brain

You may have been told that your child has an auditory processing disorder. But, have you been told what specific type of auditory processing disorder your child has? Often, all that professionals say is, “Well, Mrs. Smith, our testing today indicates that Johnny has an auditory processing disorder.” Then, they recommend either a list of […]

Don’t You Get It? Living with Auditory Learning Disabilities

Don't You Get It

“Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) affects as many as 5 percent of children. It has been called a “hidden disability” because it is often mistaken for everything from odd behavior and deafness to other disorders such as ADHD or sometimes even autism. It is none of those things. It is a processing problem, considered a learning […]

I Get It! I Get It! How John Figures It Out

I Get It I Get It

“I Get It! I Get It! How John Figures It Out, is about a boy’s triumph over Auditory Processing Disorder from a child’s point of view. Colorful illustrations bring to life John’s journey from confusion to understanding. John encounters difficult situations at home and in school. He loses faith in himself and feels overwhelmed, frustrated […]

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Eight Year Old Energized by Seattle Seahawks – Derrick Coleman


Duracell’s marketing campaign #TrustYourPower paid off for the Seattle Seahawks against the Denver Broncos in the Superbowl.  The Seahawks surely trusted in their power last night! Our family is an interesting mix of Philadelphia Eagle and Green Bay Packer fans. What would have been just an average game for our family turned to a bit […]

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