Here an American TV news item looking at auditory processing disorder in children and showing the example of Ben who struggles from school. For him concentrating in school is tough. Her mom explains that he is not getting the information which makes it hard for him to focus and hard to him to jot down notes.
This video is an example of working to improve Liam’s auditory processing skills – auditory memory, sequencing, etc. She does a lot of different types of activities to target this very important skill. This is a real weakness for Liam and it will be necessary to help move him forward in his abilities as it is equated with overall development, maturity, etc.
The iPad offers tremendous opportunities to build the auditory processing skills of children. In this video several iPad apps are used to introduce children with pictures and help them associate the pictures with noises. This way they are fine tuning their listening skills which are great in particular with young children.
This video teaches a strategy for teaching students with processing disorders. Feedback loop which helps in working with memory issues as parts of information is being feed back to you and this process is explained and put into practice. Basically, the teachers says a word twice and the students will also say it twice and write it once.
This video explains how to identify the symptoms that revolve around auditory processing disorder. The symptoms are varied but the most common ones they find for most people and the major difficulty most people have is hearing and processing what they hear when there is any form of background noise.
This video goes in a little detail to find the cause of auditory processing disorder. It explains that auditory processing disorder can be inherited but it can also be treated. Statistics on the number of APD sufferers are unclear. Educators however, play can an important role in identifying APD sufferers.
Here is another video that talks about what is auditory processing disorder. Dr. Martha Burns explains that ADP is not a problem with hearing. The child hears adequately but the brain isn’t making use of the auditory information effectively. This makes it troublesome to hear to perceiving some of the sounds.
Channel 7’s Today Tonight featured the listening program treating sensory & auditory processing difficulties. The sound therapy program is a specific combination of classical music and sounds that is helping thousands of children. By using music and different frequencies in the music help retrain the brain to hear those different sound frequencies more accurately.
You can see here a simulation of auditory processing disorder exercise. Each conversation takes my full attention, along with complications such as: background noises, and other distractions. This video is made for people who want an understanding of how people with APD deal with the world, and how frustrating it is to just even have a conversation.
This video is about assessing the problem with regards to auditory processing disorder. There are two ways ADP can be assessed. It explains here that first and foremost one must ensure that they have checked the student’s hearing acuity. Then the audiologist does what they call a bottom up assessment.
Background noise is one of the main concerns of ADP sufferers. This video explains that it is absolutely crucial for classrooms to regulate noise particularly for students with auditory processing disorder. In fact, most children also benefit from ambient noise reduction as those children will be able to listen and focus more.
Hearing and processing are key factors in auditory processing disorder. This video explains how hearing and processing works. Hearing basically takes place in the ear within the cochlear. On the other hand, processing is then what happens to that signal when it leaves the ear and has to travel through the auditory pathway.