Auditory Processing Disorder

In its very broadest sense, APD refers to how the central nervous system (CNS) uses auditory information. However, the CNS is vast and also is responsible for functions such as memory, attention, and language, among others. To avoid confusing APD with other disorders that can affect a person's ability to attend, understand, and remember, it is important to emphasize that APD is an auditory deficit that is not the result of other higher-order cognitive, language, or related disorder.

Auditory Distraction

Is it Auditory Attention or Auditory Distractibility?

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...
Charlie Brown Teacher

Auditory Extraction – Getting the Key Message

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....
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Auditory Hypersensitivity – An Emotional Response

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...
auditory discrimination

Auditory Discrimination – What is that Sound?

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...
Listening Therapy

Auditory Awareness Isms are Sensory Based

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...
Alternative Auditory Processing Testing

Confounding Variables in the Evaluation of Auditory Processing

In the first installment of this series, we discussed Lucker’s Multi-System Integrative Model of Auditory Processing, detailing the six main systems involved in auditory processing, cognitive, executive functioning, auditory, language, behavioral and emotional, and...
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Auditory Processing – A Multi-System Approach

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,...

Is it CAPD or ADHD?

It is common knowledge that there is an alphabet soup of executive function disorders. Asperger's, PDD-NOS, ODD, OCD, ADHD, bi-polar and more all have symptoms in common.There is one more disorder, which is not...

Develop Listening Skills With the Basics: Sound Comprehension

This week is a wrap up of suggested activities to build the basics of listening skills.  Be sure to check back on our tips for Sound Awareness, Sound Localization, and Sound Discrimination. As the final...

Develop Listening Skills With the Basics: Sound Discrimination

As August opened, I shared with you the differences between hearing and sound processing.  The first of a series of four, I shared tips on developing Sound Awareness. Last week, I shared tips on...