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Auditory Processing Disorder: Hearing but not understanding

If you know a child who has difficulty understanding verbal instructions and who struggles with reading and spelling, they could have an auditory processing disorder.

Children with APD may exhibit signs of hearing loss, especially when there are competing sounds at even moderate levels, yet they pass standard hearing tests conducted in quiet.

The exciting conclusion from recent research at the University of Auckland by Dr Suzanne Purdy and her colleagues is that FM usage delivers a double benefit for children with APD.

 

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by Shona Cox 

The Education Weekly  May 2010