Looking Up Auditory Processing

Thanks everyone! I appreciate the comments a lot. I was hoping for help! We do, we just have a bunch of things that don’t add up. Auditory processing sounds very worth researching. She literally does not process much of our speech beyond the first words or commands. Does the expected thing in any situation (brushes her teeth and puts on pjs when told, near bedtime, to go up and get a towel and her pajamas and come back down for a shower (clearly enough that other kids her age got it). Only gets one word of a command–I want peanut butter! Ok, it’s in the pantry in front of the microwave. No clue. Roaming the kitchen as though she’d never heard and of those words. I take her to the panty, she doesn’t look any where near the microwave. Show her the microwave and she reaches on top of it (and I am repeating the phrase the whole time).

I KNOW she could explain those words and phrases if I asked, but she doesn’t…process them. So going to look that up!

2 Responses to “Looking Up Auditory Processing”

  1. Anne says:

    Our audiologist only tests kids who are at least 6 or 7 years old because, until they get that old, they lack some of the skills required to complete the testing. Our APD kids were 11 and 8 when adopted and 12 and 9 when tested – so this wasn’t a problem for us.

    Still worth looking into, but just letting you know that you may run into this where you live too.

  2. Nancy says:

    Have her repeat the instructions back to you when you tell her. “The peanut butter is in the cabinet by the microwave. Rory, where is the peanut butter?”

    My daughter had to have a little note card on the corner of her desk so that she’d remember to take a pencil and her math book to math class. Every day, still needed a reminder.


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