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ERIC Number: EJ911738
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Feb
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 28
ISSN: ISSN-1059-8405
Understanding and Identifying the Child at Risk for Auditory Processing Disorders: A Case Method Approach in Examining the Interdisciplinary Role of the School Nurse
Neville, Kathleen; Foley, Marie; Gertner, Alan
Journal of School Nursing, v27 n1 p22-33 Feb 2011
Despite receiving increased professional and public awareness since the initial American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA) statement defining Auditory Processing Disorders (APDs) in 1993 and the subsequent ASHA statement (2005), many misconceptions remain regarding APDs in school-age children among health and academic professionals. While many disorders account for why a child has difficulty understanding auditory content, this article will provide an overview of the history of APDs, current clinical presentations, distinguish between the common and often coexisting disorders seen in school-age children, and discuss how an audiological evaluation is used to detect the presence of APDs. Using a case method approach, a clinical case scenario describing the elusive nature of APDs, the importance of comprehensive audiological testing, and the interdisciplinary role of health professionals, with emphasis on the distinct role of the school nurse will be highlighted. (Contains 4 tables and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A