Children and adults with APD have trouble understanding language despite having normal hearing. In simple terms, the ear is fine but the brain has difficulty processing or interpreting the information it receives.
Some possible symptoms likely to be seen in the general population of children with APD are:
Respond inconsistently to auditory stimuli e.g. seems to follow auditory instructions inconsistently
Have trouble listening in the presence of noise
Have trouble with auditory localisation — determining where a sound is coming from
Show sensitiveness to loud noises or certain frequencies
Have generally poor listening skills and decreased attention for auditory information
Easily distractible and restless in listening situations
Have difficulty understanding rapid speech or unclear speech
Frequently ask that information be repeated. Says “huh?” or “what?” repeatedly
Have significant difficulties with reading, writing, and spelling
Have trouble associating speech sounds to their symbols (letters)
Perform better in small groups and one-to-one setting
Give inappropriate responses to questions
Insensitive to speaker’s tone of voice
Suffer from poor self-esteem or frustration
Have delays in speech and language development
Have trouble discriminating one sound from another (especially speech sounds)
Have trouble remembering information that has been presented in the auditory mode
• A background of the family
• Educational qualifications
• Social emotional concerns
• Behavioral and medical history is helpful in the assessment battery.
Consult at Aadil Hospital for better treatment.