Auditory processing disorder is not a condition that affects the ability to hear. Instead, it affects the brain's ability to process what has been heard. Kids with APD often appear to be forgetful or even confused, among other symptoms.
Teachers, parents and families can use this packet to educate themselves regarding their student or family members communication difficulties. This packet includes definitions anddescriptions of Auditory Processing Disorder, as well as information on resources and support groups in their community.Speech-language pathologists and students of communication disorders can use this packet to share information with clients in schools and clinics.
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.