How do I know if my child has problems with auditory processing?
- "What?"- the puzzled look
- Appear to be ignoring, when you're talking to them. (Auditory Shut-down)
- Closely watching your face when you are talking.
- Inability to follow directions they should be able to follow.
- Shut down auditorially- actually don't hear you
- When visually or tactually involved don't hear
Auditory Over stimulation
- They become hyperactive when in the presence of too much noise.
- May run in circles, self-sim, yell, talk too much, become physical, can't seem to calm down. -they need a quiet place to calm down.
- Cover ears, may cry, may seek quiet corners, may become physical and hit someone who is crying. (Fire alarms can set them off for the whole day.)
- Head turns at every second
- All sounds come in the same level of loudness. Inability to block out background noise, (i.e. heat register or outside mowing interfere with listening. -movie theatre)
Please visit our Berard Auditory Integration Training (AIT) page for more information
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