Auditory Actions: helping pupils with auditory processing
Helping a pupil with
What is auditory processing?
The importance of active listening
The classroom general strategies
Specific remediation strategies
How does it present in the classroom
Difficulty in following instructions
Auditory memory poor
Difficulty in paying attention when there is any level of noise
May behave as if they have a hearing loss even though hearing is normal
Weakness in working memory and perceptual reasoning
Weakness in vocabulary
Difficulty with comprehension
Type of listening skills
Informative listening for instructions
Auditory processing difficulty?
Be a pure auditory difficulty
Coexist with other non auditory disorders and can be overlooked such as ADHD
Primarily APD but with facts similar to other problem and be misdiagnosed such
as dyslexia/language impairment
Co-exist with a measurable hearing loss
Management of APD seen as a tripod
• Environmental modifications
• Remediation activities direct intervention
• Compensation strategies – designed to improve access to and use of auditory
And another thing…..
There are different types of APD which need different
types of remediation
Generally Need to focus on
Remembering from text
Drawing from description both pupil and teacher
Auditory closure possibly
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