What is Auditory Processing Disorder (APD)?
An Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) is when the brain doesn’t correctly make sense of the sounds it hears. A child with APD can usually understand directions when said in a quiet room, but will often have trouble hearing in noisier places.
About 3% of Australian children suffer from APD. Boys are twice likely to suffer from ADP than girls.
While the signs of APD can be noticed from early on, it isn’t until 7 years of age that accurately diagnosing APD becomes possible.
If your child I showing some signs of APD, managing the condition gives your child a better chance to learn and experience childhood to the fullest.