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ASHA Schools Conference 2013: Tx Decision Dilemmas/Strategies for APD: Part 2-Treatment!

Gail Richard, PhD, CCC-SLP, presented on Treatment Decision Dilemmas and Strategies for Auditory Processing Disorders (APD) in July at this year’s ASHA schools conference.  Below is a recap of what I found interesting and important to share from this presentation.  I broke this up into two blog posts.  This is part two, focusing on treatment of APD! […]

ASHA Schools Conference 2013: Tx Decision Dilemmas/Strategies for APD: Part 1-Assessment!

Gail Richard, PhD, CCC-SLP, presented on Treatment Decision Dilemmas and Strategies for Auditory Processing Disorders (APD) in July at this year’s ASHA schools conference.  Below is a recap of what I found interesting and important to share from this presentation.  I broke this up into two blog posts.  This is part one, focusing on assessment of […]

Tip Tuesday! Guest Post: APD or ADHD!

Today I have a wonderful guest blog from Smart Speech Therapy, LLC’s Tatyana Elleseff,  on differential diagnosis between Auditory Processing Disorder and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (hyperactive, inattentive type, and/or combination). This blog first appeared on June 6, 2011 on Smart Speech Therapy, LLC’s blog.  Click on this link to go to original blog post.   Summary: This article […]

A Perfect Processing Christmas: Auditory Memory Recall!

The final Auditory Processing FREEBIE this week is an   Auditory Memory Recall activity which is separated into three specific skills: 1) digit recall, 2) word recall, 3) sentence recall.  Each card has 3 levels of complexity.   Download your copy at the bottom of this blog.  Children with auditory processing deficits will sometimes struggle […]

A Perfect Processing Christmas: Listening for Key Words

Today’s Auditory Processing FREEBIE:  Listening for Key Words!  Many children with auditory processing difficulties cannot process complex auditory information.  This task teaches your student/child to listen only for the key words (i.e. most content laden words) that will help him/her understand and recall information presented.  Feel free to use the answer choices or have your […]

A Perfect Processing Christmas: Auditory Closure Activities

Another Processing FREEBIE:  Auditory Closure Exercises!  This task trains a child with auditory processing difficulties to listen to a statement, or story and use the context to complete the statement with the missing word.  You can have your students/child try to complete the sentences independently or add the answer choices for those who cannot independently […]

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