Successfully reported this slideshow.
We use your LinkedIn profile and activity data to personalize ads and to show you more relevant ads. You can change your ad preferences anytime.
By: Emily Kuo  August 1, 2010
Definition <ul><li>Auditory Processing : the ability to “structure the auditory world and select those sounds that are imm...
Background  <ul><li>Theorists say that sensory perception is located in an isolated part of the brain- that is possibly in...
Music can help!  <ul><li>From Northwestern University’s study, playing a musical instrument can increase the brain stem’s ...
What is the cause of APD?  <ul><li>Exact cause is unknown  </li></ul><ul><li>It is a neurological problem that may be inhe...
Characteristics <ul><li>Children with APD have difficulty hearing both vowel sounds or the soft consonant sounds  </li></u...
Characteristics (cont.) <ul><li>Person with APD often mistaken for inattention- inability to isolate sound from background...
General Characteristics of Child with APD  <ul><li>Inattention and poor listening skills  </li></ul><ul><li>Remembering in...
Strategies for Educators <ul><li>APD students are helped in special education but also included in general education class...
More Strategies <ul><li>Use gestures to reinforce key points  </li></ul><ul><li>Use chalkboard, overhead projector, charts...
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in …5
×

Auditory processing disorder

5,668 views

Published on

Published in: Education
  • If adults who have or suspect APD visit this site, I wanted to offer an overview summary that helps with understanding and coping with the disorder on a daily basis, created for them, and also to be shared with non-APD people they encounter: 'What is Auditory Processing Disorder (APD)?' at http://wp.me/p30k25-2
       Reply 
    Are you sure you want to  Yes  No
    Your message goes here

Auditory processing disorder

  1. 1. By: Emily Kuo August 1, 2010
  2. 2. Definition <ul><li>Auditory Processing : the ability to “structure the auditory world and select those sounds that are immediately pertinent to adjustment” (Chalfant&schefelin, 1969) </li></ul><ul><li>Dysfunction in recognizing and interpreting sounds and its meaning to the brain. </li></ul><ul><li>Word deafness </li></ul>
  3. 3. Background <ul><li>Theorists say that sensory perception is located in an isolated part of the brain- that is possibly in the Sylvian margin of the temporal lobe where auditory analysis occur </li></ul>
  4. 4. Music can help! <ul><li>From Northwestern University’s study, playing a musical instrument can increase the brain stem’s sensitivity to speech sound </li></ul><ul><li>Music experience at young age increases effectiveness of auditory system. </li></ul>
  5. 5. What is the cause of APD? <ul><li>Exact cause is unknown </li></ul><ul><li>It is a neurological problem that may be inherited or caused by birth defect or injury </li></ul><ul><li>APD often in conjunction with dyslexia, attention deficit, autism, autism spectrum disorder, specific language impairment, or developmental delay </li></ul>
  6. 6. Characteristics <ul><li>Children with APD have difficulty hearing both vowel sounds or the soft consonant sounds </li></ul><ul><li>E.g. “blue” mistaken for “ball,” or “ball” for “bell” </li></ul><ul><li>Difficulty understanding spoken language </li></ul><ul><li>Rate of processing is slower </li></ul><ul><li>Information stored in short-term memory but not long term memory </li></ul>
  7. 7. Characteristics (cont.) <ul><li>Person with APD often mistaken for inattention- inability to isolate sound from background sounds </li></ul><ul><li>Difficulty in remembering oral directions or sequence of events </li></ul><ul><li>Person with APD may have to habitually ask that questions or directions be repeated </li></ul>
  8. 8. General Characteristics of Child with APD <ul><li>Inattention and poor listening skills </li></ul><ul><li>Remembering information presented orally </li></ul><ul><li>Inability to follow multistep directions </li></ul><ul><li>Low academic performance </li></ul><ul><li>Poor expressive or receptive language </li></ul><ul><li>Behavior problems </li></ul><ul><li>Easily distracted </li></ul><ul><li>Delays in responding to questions and instructions </li></ul><ul><li>Often misunderstand directions or instructions </li></ul>
  9. 9. Strategies for Educators <ul><li>APD students are helped in special education but also included in general education classes </li></ul><ul><li>Present information visually (e.g. demonstrations) </li></ul><ul><li>Student should sit where eye contact with teacher can be made and asked to repeat back directions to make sure they understand </li></ul>
  10. 10. More Strategies <ul><li>Use gestures to reinforce key points </li></ul><ul><li>Use chalkboard, overhead projector, charts, or illustrations. </li></ul><ul><li>Provide hand out with keypoints and summary </li></ul><ul><li>Tape recorder to be used to later re-listen </li></ul><ul><li>Encourage to apply visual skills to creative writing </li></ul>

×