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.
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.