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Auditory Processing Disorder- noticeable difficulties

Resource type: Frequently Asked Questions  —  Date posted: May 4th, 2012   Number of views: 775


What are the noticeable difficulties linked to APD?

Children with auditory processing difficulty typically have normal hearing and intelligence. However, they have also been observed to:

  • Have trouble paying attention to and remembering information presented orally
  • Have problems carrying out multistep directions
  • Have poor listening skills
  • Need more time to process information
  • Have low academic performance
  • Have behavior problems
  • Have language difficulty (e.g., they confuse syllable sequences and have problems developing vocabulary and understanding language)
  • Have difficulty with reading, comprehension, spelling, and vocabulary

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