Auditory Processing Disorder <ul><li>Max Serfaty </li></ul><ul><li>Olivia Parent </li></ul>
What is Auditory Processing? <ul><li>When the brain recognizes and interprets sounds </li></ul><ul><li>When sound enters t...
Prevalence <ul><li>Can affect both children and adults </li></ul><ul><li>2-3% of children </li></ul><ul><li>17-20% of adul...
Diagnosis <ul><li>One of the more difficult information processing disorders to detect </li></ul><ul><li>Often misdiagnose...
Etiology <ul><li>Head trauma, ear infection, lack of oxygen at birth </li></ul><ul><li>Genetic mutation </li></ul><ul><li>...
<ul><li>Trouble paying attention </li></ul><ul><li>Oral information is tougher to absorb </li></ul><ul><li>Trouble with di...
Implications <ul><li>Individuals with APD tend to be withdrawn, quiet, and shy </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of understanding by ...
What can be done <ul><li>Training with basic auditory tasks can be done to improve performance </li></ul><ul><li>These tas...
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  1. 1. Auditory Processing Disorder <ul><li>Max Serfaty </li></ul><ul><li>Olivia Parent </li></ul>
  2. 2. What is Auditory Processing? <ul><li>When the brain recognizes and interprets sounds </li></ul><ul><li>When sound enters the ear and can be changed interpreted by the brain </li></ul><ul><li>The brain can discern and filter sounds </li></ul><ul><li>Listening and sound patterns (conflicting sounds) </li></ul><ul><li>Notions of time </li></ul>
  3. 3. Prevalence <ul><li>Can affect both children and adults </li></ul><ul><li>2-3% of children </li></ul><ul><li>17-20% of adults </li></ul><ul><li>Males are twice as likely to have APD than females </li></ul>
  4. 4. Diagnosis <ul><li>One of the more difficult information processing disorders to detect </li></ul><ul><li>Often misdiagnosed as hearing loss, autism, Asperger’s, ADD, or ADHD </li></ul><ul><li>May be a comorbid aspect of one of these conditions </li></ul><ul><li>Shares common symptoms with many other conditions </li></ul>
  5. 5. Etiology <ul><li>Head trauma, ear infection, lack of oxygen at birth </li></ul><ul><li>Genetic mutation </li></ul><ul><li>Other developmental delays (comorbidity) </li></ul>The causes of APD are largely unknown, and can be genetic or acquired.
  6. 6. <ul><li>Trouble paying attention </li></ul><ul><li>Oral information is tougher to absorb </li></ul><ul><li>Trouble with directions </li></ul><ul><li>Poor listening skills </li></ul><ul><li>Need more time to process information </li></ul><ul><li>Have difficulty reading, spelling, etc. </li></ul>Characteristics
  7. 7. Implications <ul><li>Individuals with APD tend to be withdrawn, quiet, and shy </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of understanding by peers (especially at young ages) </li></ul><ul><li>School and social life may be affected, being unable to comprehend what is being taught or said </li></ul><ul><li>In adults, this can lead to relationship (social, professional, and romantic) problems </li></ul>
  8. 8. What can be done <ul><li>Training with basic auditory tasks can be done to improve performance </li></ul><ul><li>These tasks are incorporated into computer programs and are easy to use </li></ul><ul><li>Occupational therapy </li></ul>

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