So you are treating a child with an Auditory Processing Disorder, what are you going to do about it? In this class we focus on giving you proven strategies to effectively treat this CNS weakness by using hierarchically ordered, brain-based interventions. APD's are often an underlying factor in functional deficits such as reading accuracy, fluency and comprehension problems, decreased auditory memory, reduced speech and language skills, limited social-pragmatic skills and attention disorders. Understanding how a child processes sound and knowing where there might be specific breakdowns in the process is necessary for specific targeted intervention. In this program, participants will learn about treatments that can be used to "retrain" the auditory pathways in the brain that are underdeveloped resulting in the elimination of auditory processing problems.
TheraPeeds, Inc, is an approved provider of continuing education by the American Occupational Therapy Association.
TheraPeeds uses an interactive medium in all classes and the programs are structured to cover each of the learning outcomes in each segment of instruction. The conclusion of each segment involves a review of the content covered and questions to assess the acquisition of learning outcomes.
At the completion of this class participants will be able to:
1. Identify the particular factors that affect auditory processing skills.
2. Understand the functional and therapeutic connection between the vestibular and auditory systems.
3. Name specific treatment strategies for addressing:
a) Auditory inattentiveness.
b) Decoding and figure ground deficits.
c) Sound blending deficits.
d) Auditory memory deficits.
e) Prosodic and integration deficits Continuing.