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.

Develop Listening Skills With the Basics: Sound Localization

Last week, I shared with you the differences between hearing and sound processing.  I shared activities to work on Sound Awareness. This week, keeping in line with Basics to develop listening skills, I will focus...

Sound Therapy: Early Intervention for Auditory Processing?

Parents often ask if it is better to wait to begin sound therapy until the child can wear headphones or listen better. The answer from my 20 years of experience with using sound-based therapy...