Supporting children with auditory processing disorder

Campbell, N.G. (2011) Supporting children with auditory processing disorder. British Journal of School Nursing, 6, (6), 273-277.


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The term 'Auditory Processing Disorder (APD)' refers to difficulty processing what we hear; it has an estimated prevalence of 2-3% in children. Diagnosis and management of APD requires a multi-disciplinary approach, given the potential impact of APD on listening, communication and academic outcomes, and considering the frequent comorbidity of APD with related language and learning difficulties. This article provides an overview of the controversy surrounding the definition of APD, the prevalence of the disorder, difficulties associated with APD, the value of a multi-disciplinary approach and finally the management of APD.

Item Type: Article
ISSNs: 1752-2803 (print)
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Keywords: auditory processing disorder, multi-disciplinary approach, school nurse, management, hearing impairment
Subjects: R Medicine > RF Otorhinolaryngology
R Medicine > RJ Pediatrics > RJ101 Child Health. Child health services
Divisions : Faculty of Engineering and the Environment > Institute of Sound and Vibration Research > Human Sciences Research Group
ePrint ID: 338006
Accepted Date and Publication Date:
July 2011Published
Date Deposited: 08 May 2012 09:32
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 14:27

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