Auditory processing disorder symptoms vs. ADHD symptoms
What are the symptoms of Auditory Processing Disorder?
- has poor listening skills
- has difficulty hearing in background noise
- has trouble following instructions
- Experiences difficulty with sound discrimination (distinguishing when sounds are different/the same)
- struggles academically
- often responds with ‘huh?’ or ‘what?’
- is easily distracted
- is inattentive
- learns better one-on-one
There’s more to the Auditory Processing Disorder story, though
Video: What is Auditory Processing Disorder?
Dr Martha Burns explains auditory processing disorder and how it impacts learning.
Checklist developed by Sonic Learning 2009. Adapted from Fisher’s Auditory Problems’ Checklist Fisher, L., I., (1985) Learning Disabilities and Auditory Processing in VanHattum, R. J. (Ed.), Administration of Speech-Language Services in the Schools, College Hill Press pp. 231-292
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