Common Learning Disabilities

Auditory Processing Disorder

Also known as Central Auditory Processing Disorder, this is a condition that adversely affects how sound that travels unimpeded through the ear is processed or interpreted by the brain.

Persons with this disorder can be impaired in the following ways :
  • Difficulty distinguishing one sound from another.
  • Difficulty identifying similarities and differences in sound patterns (rhyming)
  • Difficulty blending, isolating, or separating sounds in words (decoding words).
  • Poor auditory memory
These difficulties with auditory processing may manifest in the following ways:
  • Poor listening skills.
  • Difficulty following oral instructions or classroom discussions.
  • Frequently say, “huh?” or “what?”
  • Difficulty with phonics or letter-sound correspondences, sound blending or segmentation.

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