Auditory Processing Disorder is often undiagnosed since it has so many of the same symptoms involved in other learning and communication disorders.
Some of the signs of dyslexia and auditory processing disorder look similar. Each condition can make it hard for kids to develop skills like reading, writing and rhyming. Kids can have APD and dyslexia at the same time. This table explains the differences and similarities between them.
Ease reading, speech, comprehension and pronunciation challenges with the Toobaloo. Created by a teacher, the Toobaloo is an educational tool designed to provide auditory feedback which helps children learn to read, increase fluency and comprehension and meet special needs such as autism, APD, stuttering and dyslexia.
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Children with Central Auditory Processing Disorder (CAPD) cannot hear speech when other sounds are present----a soft sniffle from a child next to them may be all it takes. It is estimated that 5% of children have this condition...and unfortunately the regular hearing test does NOT detect it. What happens? Most of them are misdiagnosed with ADHD or as a behavior problem. This is the one piece of information I want to get out there before I retire :-) Please help me spread the word!
Based on a 2014 study, published in Neuron, this NPR article looks at how visual deprivation may aid in hearing ability. This research also has implications for tinnitus and other auditory processing disorders. For the academic article, see http://www.cell.com/neuron/abstract/S0896-6273%2813%2901091-X?_returnURL=http%3A%2F%2Flinkinghub.elsevier.com%2Fretrieve%2Fpii%2FS089662731301091X%3Fshowall%3Dtrue #hearing #tinnitus