Free Webinar Replay: “What Are You Saying?” Auditory Processing Disorder in Children

Lois Kam Heymann, M.A., CCC-SLP, explains how to identify auditory processing disorder in children.

Auditory processing disorder is a glitch in the brain’s ability to filter and process sounds that makes it difficult (even painful) to receive, organize, and use auditory information. Some children with APD can’t filter out background noise, making it maddening to work in a busy classroom. Other children perceive sounds incorrectly, mixing up ga and da sounds, for example. And still others forget parts of a conversation or miss verbal nuances. Roughly 7 percent of all children have some type of auditory processing difficulty, but many are misdiagnosed because their symptoms look so much like ADHD.

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In this webinar parents will learn:

1. the behavioral characteristics of ADHD and APD
2. indications that your child may have APD
3. symptoms that may indicate your child has more than one disorder
4. how listening challenges affect a child’s academics, social interaction, and behavior
5. the best diagnosis and treatment approaches for APD
6. how you can help your child overcome the challenges related to APD

Meet the Expert Speaker:

Lois Kam Heymann , M.A., CCC-SLP, is a speech and language pathologist with over 30 years experience working with children with listening, language, hearing, and learning challenges and their parents. Lois has presented hundreds of in-service workshops, seminars, and conferences, nationally and internationally, sharing her knowledge and techniques with parent groups, school systems and speech-language pathologists. She is the author of The Sound of Hope: Recognizing, Coping with and Treating Your Child’s Auditory Processing Disorder (Random House Publishing).

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