Auditory Processing Disorder
An Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) is a complex disorder that affects an individual’s ability to understand and make sense of what they hear. When an individual’s brain perceives something different than what is heard, it becomes difficult to correctly process information being heard. For children, it may be difficult for them to understand stories and follow directions. ADP is often confused with ADHD, autism, hearing loss, or other learning disabilities, but it is important to distinguish it for proper treatment and therapy.