Behaviors Associated with Auditory Processing Disorder

There are many behaviors associated with Auditory Processing Disorders and individuals can have ANY combination of them.

If you see some of the following behaviors in your child (or even in yourself), you may want to explore the possibility of an Auditory Processing Disorder and contact a professional with this specialization.

In the area of communication, you might see difficulty understanding in noisy environments, often needing information repeated, or difficulty following multi-step directions.

Linguistically, you might see weak receptive and expressive language, difficulty with phonics, or problems rhyming.

Academically, you might see difficulty learning a foreign language, problems reading or spelling, or difficulty with note-taking.

Behaviorally, you might see distraction or confusion and poor social communication skills.

If you have questions about APD or are curious to learn more, feel free to leave comments.

10 Sign Language Signs You Should Know

Wherever you go, there’s a chance you could meet a deaf person who uses sign language. Wouldn’t it be great to know some basic signs so you can chat with them and maybe make a new friend? Check out these 10 signs and phrases to get you off to a great start! If you learn the alphabet, you can spell your name and thousands of other words. Practice your signing and have fun!

What Are Common Behaviors for a 1 Year Old?

While every child is different and there are no hard-and-fast rules about when certain developmental milestones occur, there are general timelines for when we expect to see certain accomplishments. Relatedly, some children may be advanced in one area and slightly behind in another. The behaviors listed below are those that are typically achieved during the 1-year-old year and are shared merely as a guideline. As parents, we may wish to help our children play to their strengths and consider interventions to support and strengthen their weaker areas; consulting with professionals can help determine appropriate paths for intervention.

1 yr motor
1 yr speech
1 yr cog
1 yr soc

Using Empathy With Discipline

It’s easy for most parents to have tons of empathy for their kids when they fall off their bikes or don’t make the soccer team. ¬†However, it’s much harder for parents to keep calm and stay positive when the kids haven’t been pulling their weight around the house. ¬†The Psych Mom shares how using empathy makes discipline easier for mom and dad, defuses potentially emotional situations, and even makes limits more palatable for kids.