What is Auditory Processing Disorder?

APD is not a behavioural disorder, hearing loss, attention or IQ deficit.

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What is Auditory Processing Disorder?

Auditory Processing difficulties happen in the brain. It occurs when the part of the brain that’s responsible for making sense of auditory information isn’t working as well as it should.

The ears can hear well and send information to the brain, but the brain struggles to process that information quickly and accurately.

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In the classroom, up to 90% of instruction is spoken—and those students who can quickly process verbal information are at a significant advantage.


What are the symptoms of APD?

Some common symptoms of APD include:

  • forgetting instructions,
  • misunderstanding what has been said,
  • tending to drift off or tune out when listening,
  • Struggling to listen in noisy environments.

People with APD are intelligent and they are not lazy.


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