Auditory Processing Disorders


Auditory processing disorder (APD), also known as central auditory processing disorder (CAPD), affects the individual’s ability to process auditory input, making it difficult to understand speech, follow auditory instructions and distinguish speech in noisy environments.

If you are concerned that your child or teen may be experiencing an auditory processing problem the sooner the condition is identified, the better. Children can be evaluated at 5 years or older. Here are three steps to get started.

  1. Complete a hearing test administered by a clinical audiologist to rule out a hearing loss.

  2. See an audiologist who specializes and is uniquely qualified to diagnose auditory processing disorders. The evaluation includes a battery of tests along with a comprehensive medical and educational history.

  3. If an APD diagnosis is confirmed, I’m your contact for hearing therapy. I have had excellent outcomes.

Individualized auditory therapy sessions target and remediate the impaired auditory skills, teach compensatory strategies, and assist families and teachers in managing impact of APD.

If you are wanting information about therapy for APDs and if it is right for your child or teen, let’s talk. Call me directly at 630-715-1893. I am happy to provide referrals sources for a hearing test or an auditory processing evaluation. I look forward to working with your family to help your child succeed!