Auditory processing evaluations are administered to children from 5 to 18 years of age.
According to audiologist Kristen Nolan, “auditory processing is not about how we hear but rather what we do with what we hear. It's an auditory disorder resulting in a personal struggle to process, store and recall information.”
Children who struggle with reading comprehension, spelling of familiar words, math word problems or focusing and staying on task may have an auditory processing disorder. While there is no cure as such, there are many strategies that may be employed to make learning less challenging and more enjoyable for those with the disorder.
Common indicators that a child may have an auditory processing disorder can include:
* frequently saying "huh" or "what".
* struggling with reading comprehension.
* poor recall of recently read material.
* the need for high volume on the television.
For more information or to schedule an evaluation, contact Kristen Nolan, M.S., CCC-A
Kristen Nolan, M.S., CCC-A