THE PRESENCE OF AUDITORY PROCESSING DEFICITS IN LEARNING DISORDERS
Auditory processing can be described as “what the brain does with what the ear hears”, involving the neural pathways from the cochlear to the auditory cortex. The symptoms of Auditory Processing Deficits include decreased auditory performance in the presence of background noise, competing and/or degraded acoustic signals, temporal processing, sound localisation, and auditory pattern recognition. APD often coexists with neurodevelopmental disorders including Dyslexia, Autism Spectrum and ADD/ADHD, impacting listening, language intake abilities, comprehension and learning. This presentation will explore auditory processing assessments, clinical interventions and classroom recommendations.
B.B.Sc., Grad. Dip. Coun., MAPS, MANSA, BCN
Honorary Fellow – Melbourne Graduate School of Education (University of Melbourne)
Adjunct Senior Lecturer – School of Psychological Sciences (Monash University)
Psychologist & Director, Listen And Learn Centre