“What Did You Say? Differentiating Auditory Processing Disorder from ADHD in Children” [Video Replay & Podcast #378]

Episode Description


Underperforming in school, suffering to apply instructions, and missing social cues are all traits of ADHD and auditory processing disorder — a brain-based condition that makes it exhausting to process what the ear hears. Many kids with APD are misdiagnosed with ADHD and given stimulant medication, which fails to help them meet the challenges of school and existence.

APD and ADHD are distinct conditions that do coexist, so it is important that pros take good enough time and use the suitable assessments to diagnose the prerequisites correctly. A kid with APD has commonplace hearing however misses numerous the details of what’s being stated, particularly in noisy or distracting environments. They could have hassle distinguishing similar-sounding phrases, which can outcome in reading and spelling demanding situations.

There isn't one sure-fire, cure-all manner of treating APD. Therefore, the important thing to appropriate treatment is accurate and careful analysis. Treatment of APD typically makes a speciality of changing the learning or conversation surroundings, recruiting higher-order skills to assist atone for the disorder, and remediating the auditory deficit itself.

In this webinar you will find out about:

  • The more than a few types of auditory processing issues
  • How APD manifests at home, in faculty, and in social relationships
  • The variations and similarities between APD and other disorders — ADHD, dyslexia, and different specific studying disabilities.
  • Positive strategies to lend a hand children with APD at home and in faculty

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Meet the Expert Speaker:

Beverley Holden Johns is an author and finding out and behavior consultant. She has over 30 years revel in in the general public faculties operating with students with studying disabilities and emotional/behavioral problems.  She also was once a Professional Fellow at MacMurray College. She is the writer or co-author of 23 books in the field of particular training, including the seminal e book, Learning Disabilities and Related Mild Disabilities. She recently serves at the board of directors of the Learning Disabilities Association of America and is the President of the Learning Disabilities Association of Illinois.

Listener Testimonials

“This was glorious. There could also be extra of an explanation for my son than simply in all probability ADHD- thank you!”

“Beverly was superb. One of the best webinars yet. The matter of APD is so important and too frequently overpassed and can motive significant problems at the activity and existence in basic.”

“It was very interesting listening to about the chance that a kid who repeatedly struggles with conduct may well be dealing with auditory processing problems.”

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