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Who will benefit

  • Any Speech-Language deficits, including articulation, fluency, and language processing issues

  • Difficulty understanding verbal directions

  • Needs repetition of information

  • Forgetful

  • Often says “what?” or “huh?”

  • Difficulty understanding speech in background noise

  • Experiences auditory “overload”

  • Hyper/ hypo-sensitivity to sounds (inconsistent responses when called)

  • Misses humor, sarcasm, language nuances (figurative/ play on words)

  • Distractibility / Inattentiveness- daydreaming/ Withdrawn/Anxious/ Depressed

  • Tired/ grumpy at end of school day

  • Academic underachievement

  • Dyslexia

  • Proprioceptive deficits- not able to sit in one place, seemingly ADHD

  • Poor handwriting

  • Resists homework

  • Unable to cope with peers socially (playground, parties, etc)

  • Low muscle tone

When will it benefit

  • Auditory Processing assessment can be done as early as 3 years of age 

  • Intervention is appropriate at any age

  • Early intervention can facilitate brain to focus its resources on more age appropriate skill sets

  • The scaffolding of developmental processes is more meaningful when foundational skills are addressed and strengthened.

Why will it benefit

  • The assessment probes into the auditory function of the brain specifically

  • Intervention improves auditory skills due to neuroplasticity

  • Neuroplasticity is promoted by multiple variables including behavior, environment, thought, and emotions.

  • Neuroplasticity can be observed on multiple scales ranging from individual neurons to complete cortical remapping. 

  • Neural pruning is the process of removing irrelevant synapses for brain efficiency.

  • Early synaptic pruning is mostly influenced by our genes, later on it is based on our experiences.

  • Ensures efficient multi-system integration and coordination in the brain when all processes are well established.

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