Auditory Processing Disorders, Brain, Nervous System, Hearing, Hearing Disorders, Central Auditory Processing Disorders

Auditory Processing Disorders, Brain

What Is Auditory Processing Disorder?

APD isn't hearing loss or a learning disorder. It means your brain doesn't 'hear' sounds in the usual way.


APD isn't hearing loss or a learning disorder. It means your brain doesn't 'hear' sounds in the usual way.

Could you or your child have an auditory processing disorder? WebMD explains the basics, including what to do.

APD may be linked to other things that cause similar symptoms. In fact, it may be part of the reason some people have dyslexia. And some experts think children are sometimes diagnosed with

APD can affect the way your child speaks as well as his ability to read, write, and spell. He may drop the ends of words or mix up similar sounds.

Remember spoken instructions, particularly if there are multiple steps

Doctors don't know exactly what causes APD, but it may be linked to:

Read more: WebMD

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