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.