Auditory Processing is the ability of an individual to listen, hear and process the meaning of sound around them and to then be able to make an appropriate response.
This is a multifaceted process that involves the use of numerous two-way links within the brain as illustrated in the diagram below;
The ability to be able to effectively process sound is dependent upon;
o if there are structural defects present due to identified neurological or genetic disorders
o an inherited difference associated with neuro diversity
o if the individual has suffered persistent health conditions such a glue ear or numerous ear infections during early life this may have resulted in a poor listening environment.
o such as the presence of a retained immature reflex profile which can affect the development of ear dominance.
An individual experiencing APD may have difficulty in some or all the following areas;
All the above can result in the person having difficulty keeping on task, becoming easily distracted or fatigued.
You can complete our Auditory Processing Questionnaire below. The information will be submitted straight to us.