The Difference Between Auditory Processing Disorder and ADHD
Lagging behind at school. Not following directions properly. Seeming "out of the loop" in social situations. These can be signs of both ADHD and auditory processing disorder (APD), two very different issues that sometimes can look so similar, they may be mistaken for each other and misdiagnosed.
These helpful strategies can be used to facilitate auditory memory of word lists, sentences, or directions at any age! Teaching these strategies to children as young as 7 can help improve their ability to recall auditory information, especially for those with diagnosed Central Auditory Processing Disorders.
Some of the signs of dyslexia and auditory processing disorder look similar. Each condition can make it hard for kids to develop skills like reading, writing and rhyming. Kids can have APD and dyslexia at the same time. This table explains the differences and similarities between them.
We asked special education teachers, OTs and SLPs to recommend their favorite apps for autism, speech and language, reading and writing, auditory processing disorder, executive functioning and more. Here is their list.