ERIC Number: ED473012
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Auditory Processing Disorders. Revised. Technical Assistance Paper.
Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee. Bureau of Instructional Support and Community Services.
Designed to assist audiologists in the educational setting in responding to frequently asked questions concerning audiological auditory processing disorder (APD) evaluations, this paper addresses: (1) auditory processes; (2) auditory processing skills; (3) characteristics of auditory processing disorders; (4) causes of auditory overload; (5) why audiological APD evaluations should be conducted; (6) factors to consider when a students has been referred for an audiological APD evaluation; (7) the difference between APD and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder; (8) the difference between APD and learning disabilities; (9) audiological APD screening tests; (10) the protocol for a comprehensive diagnostic audiological APD evaluation; (11) criteria for identifying an educationally significant APD; (12) recommended reevaluation for a student identified with APD; (13) factors to consider in developing a management plan for students with APD; (14) the role for the audiologist in managing students with APD; (15) sources of funding for assistive listening devices; and (16) management approaches and strategies that may be used with students with an APD. Appendices include a summary of audiological tests of auditory processing, sample forms for use in the evaluation and management of APD, and information on APD for professionals and parents. (Contains more than 100 references.) (CR)
Descriptors: Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), Audiology, Auditory Discrimination, Auditory Evaluation, Auditory Perception, Auditory Tests, Classroom Techniques, Disability Identification, Elementary Secondary Education, Intervention, Language Impairments, Referral, Student Characteristics, Student Evaluation, Symptoms (Individual Disorders)
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee. Bureau of Instructional Support and Community Services.