It’s a regular day at SLN when auditory processing is an issue. Often misunderstood, having challenges with auditory processing are often not a symptom of a larger problem – and they are treatable when paired with the right professional, and the right tools.
So, What Is Auditory Processing?
Auditory processing is all about how the brain comprehends what you hear and how you organize that information. There are challenges with auditory processing when sounds, words and information goes in a person’s ear and, instead of the brain organizing the information, ideas get jumbled up like a washing machine. Bromfield It affects adults and children alike – and typically people with these difficulties have average IQ’s but as students often struggle at learning to read, comprehend, follow directions, etc. How frustrating! It doesn’t have to be this way.
Auditory processing delays often begin to reveal themselves in grades one and two – but are most often discovered in grades three and four. Most of the time these students go undiagnosed, and without behavioural issues associated with these delays, children can be can be wrongly categorized as “less bright” or “lazy” leaving the root issue not addressed. What a major source of frustration for students, parents, and teachers! By grade six, many students with undiagnosed Auditory Processing delays are usually behind in their classes and disheartened.
What are some of the symptoms of Auditory Processing issues?
They can’t handle noise
- At home, they dislike having anyone talk (even quietly) while the TV is on
- At school, they have trouble working in large groups because too many voices are talking at the same time
The have difficulties learning to read
- At school, they have a tendency to mix up similar sounding sounds (e.g., p/b) and words (e.g., goat / coat)
- At school, they are not able to blend words together when given individual sounds (e.g., c-a-t)
They are not interested in books
- At home, the student will typically not read out loud and is not able to follow stories
- At school, they also have trouble – manifesting as anxiety when called upon to read out loud
They seem to be forgetful
- At home, the student may repeatedly forget people’s names
- At school, the student may forget easy instructions and struggle with basic math problems
They have poor conversational skills
- At home, the student may have problems verbally expressing their emotions
- At school, the student may have difficulty answering questions or expressing their thoughts and ideas in a clear manner
While this is not a complete list of symptoms for Auditory Processing issues, some of these warning signs could lead to identifying auditory processing delays. In turn, strategies and techniques can be put in place to help set your student on the right path.
At SLN, we have a great deal of experience and success with children that have Auditory Processing delays.
We sildenafil comprar online coach families on various compensatory strategies, use auditory and memory based training techniques and implement the use of the LINDAMOOD programs which you can read about here: http://ganderpublishing.com/ . In more significant cases, we also work with registered Audiologists who are able to formally diagnose an Auditory Processing Disorder (APD).
We have over 5 years of experience using these methods, and trust us when we say they work!
If you think your child or a student you know may have some Auditory Processing delays we encourage you to get in touch with us for a consult and assessment. Let’s get your learner on the right path! It all begins with identification and a plan.
Lose the frustration, get in touch with our professionals today.
The Speech Language Network Team