An auditory processing disorder is not a single entity. Is is currently generally accepted that there are three distinct types of primary processing disorders, and two subtypes. The auditory area involved will dictate the difficulties your child has in listening.
An auditory processing disorder may be suspected if your child:
- Behaves as if he has a hearing loss despite normal hearing
- Demonstrates greater than normal difficulties in background noise
- Demonstrates lower school achievements than would be expected, given results of a cognitive evaluation.
- Responds inappropriately, or is reluctant to join in conversation
- Has difficulty following multi-step instructions.
- Shows difficulty following rapid or accented speech.
- Has a history of multiple ear infections
- Shows delays in reading and spelling