Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) are two conditions that can affect a person’s ability to focus and process information.
Auditory Processing Disorder symptoms can be hard to spot as they may be similar to other learning difficulties, such as ADHD. So how can you tell if your child has APD?
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
Online auditory processing disorder test
People aged 5 and above who meet the eligiblity requirements can enrol in our online auditory processing disorder test.
You need an iPad to complete this test at home.
The test is research validated and results are evaluated by professionals.
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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Get the APD checklist & info pack
A self-screening checklist for Auditory Processing Disorder with helpful resources.
Online auditory processing test
Easy, cost-effective auditory processing test for people aged 5 and above. Research validated and evaluated by speech pathologists and audiologists.
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