Don’t Wait to Diagnose Auditory Processing Disorder
A pediatric audiologist disagrees with the general philosophy of waiting until a child turns 7 to evaluate for auditory processing disorder.
Audiologists Partner With Mental Health Professionals
Audiologists and mental health professionals in an area outside Manchester, England, are working together to provide patients with early diagnosis for both hearing and memory issues. Audiologists in Bury, Oldham and the Rochdale borough can now perform basic memory screenings on patients.
DIY "Talk Back" Auditory Feedback Device
Auditory discrimination is the ability to tell the difference between correct and incorrect speech sounds. Some kids struggle with this, especially if there is ambient noise or other distractions around. A simple (and fun) way to help with this is through an auditory feedback device.
How to Recognize Auditory Processing Disorder in Children
What is an auditory processing disorder? The simplest way to explain what defines an auditory processing disorder (APD) is to realize the role of the central nervous system, or CNS, in APD.
New Year's Summarizing Card Game!
Looking for a fun card game to use the first week back after holiday break?! Hop on over to my blog to learn how you can grab this game for FREE! Happy New Year from Speech Time Fun!
Listening Power Grades 4-8+
Listening Power Grades 4-8+ focuses on language processing (grammar, vocabulary, narrative and question comprehension) and auditory processing tasks (auditory memory auditory closure, auditory figure-ground).
Auditory Memory: Associated Words and Digits Recall Sheet
Click HERE for your freebie! Here is a basic sheet you can use when informally assessing or when working on auditory memory activities. It's a basic sheet created so you do not have to reinvent the wheel and is not meant as a standardized measure. The first section targets on associated words a student can immediately recall or recall after a delay. You a can also provide the words and have the students add additional associated words to the group for recall as well. The second section is…
Rubric to Measure Auditory Text Comprehension
Hello fellow SLPs! If you are like me working in the school setting, much of your work with students centers around literacy and language. Many of our students have receptive language IEP goals re…
Why (C) APD Diagnosis is NOT Valid! | Smart Speech Therapy
Today’s post will make a number of people quite angry and is intended to be controversial! Why? Because controversy promotes critical thinking, broadens perspectives, allows to acquire better knowledge of the construct in question as well as ultimately guides better decision making on the part of the parties in question. So why the lengthy disclaimer? Because today […]
Listening Games for Auditory Processing Skills
Listening Games for Kids Following 1-2-3 Step Directions Improve Auditory Processing Skills with Listening Games Does your child have a hard time following directions? Is your child unable to follow through with simple requests without being constantly reminded of what he was supposed to be doing or getting? Do you have to ask or repeat yourself too much? Does it seem like your child just can't attend to what you are asking? The month of October is Sensory Processing Awareness month and I am…
Auditory Processing Problems in Children on the Autism Spectrum
"Is it common for children on the autism spectrum to have auditory processing difficulties?" Asperger’s (AS), or High-Functioning Autism (HFA), has been described as a social/communication problem. Processing auditory information is a crucial component of social communication, and some children on the autism spectrum have problems processing this information. One problem occurs when the child hears speech sounds, but does not perceive the meaning of the sounds (e.g., if someone says the word…
Auditory Processing Disorder: Your Questions Answered
Experts answer common questions about auditory processing disorder, including how it's different from dyslexia or being hard of hearing.