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How to fix my auditory processing disorder?

How to fix my auditory processing disorder?

The Fix: Has difficulty following directions Problems listening when there is background noise Confuses similar sounding words (such as 'comb' for 'cone') Has reading and/or spelling difficulties Gemm Learning can help these auditory processing difficulties, sometimes called auditory processing disorder or APD. Processing skills can be dramatically improved with exercise. auditory processing difficultie Target The Underlying Problem Tutoring is like pumping air into a tire with a leak. It's a temporary fix at best. To help your child overcome auditory processing difficulties -- to be a better reader and learner -- you need to treat the APD. Based on Principles of Neuroplasticity The brain is like a muscle -- it responds to exercise. Our Fast ForWord program takes advantage of brain plasticity to help students of all ages. Proven Software Fast ForWord is the leading software for helping APD in North America. It is backed by 240 studies, and has helped over 1 million students. ...Read more

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Asperger Syndrome (Definition)

Asperger's syndrome is a developmental disorder affecting a person's ability to socialize and communicate effectively. Common symptoms include unusual nonverbal communication, not being sensitive of others' feelings, having difficulty understanding humor, and speaking ...Read more


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What to do if I have dyslexia or auditory processing disorder?

What to do if I have dyslexia or auditory processing disorder?

Big subject: Too lengthy a discussion to address in 400 characters. Here is a site where you might find some answers: http://ldaamerica.org ...Read more

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Could you explain what is auditory processing disorder?

Could you explain what is auditory processing disorder?

Auditory processing : An auditory processing disorder is diagnosed when an individual hears a sound but the brain does not process the information correctly. In other words the person hears the sound but does not appropriately process the sound to act on it appropriately. They have difficulty developing as quickly as their peers and italy take longer for them to grasp concepts that others learn quickly. I hope it helpe. ...Read more

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I was wondering is auditory processing disorder common?

I was wondering is auditory processing disorder common?

Don't know but: I know real people definitely have it. It is distinct from actual auditory acuity or how well you can hear. Not usually worrisome, and might be from birth / genetic. Better resources might be to start with national ENT website, or PubMed for a review article. ...Read more

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What are the two approaches to treating (apd)auditory processing disorder?

What are the two approaches to treating (apd)auditory processing disorder?

Approaches APD: APD refers to how the central nervous system (CNS) uses auditory information. The CNS is vast and also is responsible for functions such as memory, attention, and language, among others. Treatment of APD generally focuses on three primary areas: changing the learning or communication environment, recruiting higher-order skills to help compensate for the disorder, and remediation of the memory. ...Read more

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Can there be some medication for central auditory processing disorder, how do you get this disorder?

Can there be some medication for central auditory processing disorder, how do you get this disorder?

Link for parents: This is a great link for parents should capd be a concern in your child. Medications are not usually prescribed for capd per se. Therapy with a speech-language pathologist is helpful. Medications are considered when there is thought to be an attention or focusing problem in addition to the capd. http://m.kidshealth.org/parent/medical/ears/central_auditory.html. ...Read more

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Can the medication Concerta help treat auditory processing disorder?

Can the medication Concerta help treat auditory processing disorder?

Doubtful: Consider that an auditory processing disorder is a faulty wiring of the involved brain centers. Turning up the intensity of the activity/energy doesn't change the wiring. ...Read more

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Help docs! How to tell if I have dyslexia or auditory processing disorder?

Help docs! How to tell if I have dyslexia or auditory processing disorder?

Time for consultatn: Educational psychologists can administer various tests that are appropriate for age that can help define a learning issue or dyslexia and auditory processing. ...Read more

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How is auditory processing disorder different from other hearing loss?

How is auditory processing disorder different from other hearing loss?

Auditory processing: With this disorder, one is able to hear sound, but once it gets to the brain, it is not interpreted correctly. This disorder is very uncommon. In this disorder the ears are just fine. It is a problem within the brain. It requies specialized therapy for treatment. ...Read more

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Can a primary care doctor assess me for auditory processing disorder? Is there a point in knowing I have it? Seems like not covered by insurance.

Can a primary care doctor assess me for auditory processing disorder? Is there a point in knowing I have it? Seems like not covered by insurance.

You already know: Each person processes new information in their own way. Some are visual learners, others auditory, some tactile, some musical, etc. For some people words on paper are meaningless, but if spoken, the words become clear. For some hearing information is meaningless, but if written or drawn, the information becomes clear. Learn your own methods for learning. A learning specialist may help. ...Read more

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