Diagnosing Auditory Processing

 

Learning Tree diagnoses the following areas of Auditory Processing:

     Auditory Processing Speed

     Auditory Discrimination and Closure

     Auditory Integration and Suppression

     Temporal Patterning

These assessments are available separately or added to complete a full evaluation in the areas of speech disorders, dyslexia, receptive or expressive language,
reading, written language or as pretest for cognitive training.

 

BASIC PACKAGE

An auditory processing evaluation is a short and easy way to discover the foundation of the learning or processing difficulty.  Auditory processing
evaluations are not available until the age of 7.

The basic package includes:

  • Case History Review
  • Parent Interview + Completion of Auditory Processing Checklist
  • Auditory Processing + Auditory Memory Assessments
  • Report and Consultation with Parents

SPEECH AND AUDITORY PROCESSING

Auditory processing and speech sound evaluations are a great way to assure your child age 7+ is “hearing” all speech sounds accurately.
An inability to discriminate between accurate and inaccurate speech sounds has been found to delay progress in speech sound development.

This package includes:

  • Case History Review
  • Parent Interview + Completion of Auditory Processing Checklist
  • Auditory Processing + Auditory Memory Assessments
  • Articulation (speech sound) Evaluation + Oral Motor Evaluation
  • Report and Consultation with Parents

AUDITORY PROCESSING AND DYSLEXIA

Auditory processing deficits have been found to play a very important role in dyslexia.  Research has shown many students with dyslexia
process auditory stimuli slower than typical peers, have problems with discrimination between sounds and speech sounds (phonemes)
as well as deficits in auditory sequencing and integration.  Accurately assessing the foundational levels of  processing deficits is the first
step in determining the nature of dyslexia.  This enables an accurate treatment plan to be implemented.

This package includes:

  • Case History Review
  • Parent Interview + Completion of Auditory Processing Checklist
  • Auditory Processing + Auditory Memory Assessments
  • Phonological Processing + Rapid Naming
  • Reading Evaluations:  decoding, fluency, comprehension
  • Report and Consultation with Parents

AUDITORY PROCESSING AND RECEPTIVE AND EXPRESSIVE LANGUAGE DIFFICULTIES

Difficulties understanding spoken language as well as challenges expressing yourself orally are often seen as a result of auditory processing
deficits.  This package of assessments allows an in-depth view of the language affects of auditory processing.

This package includes:

  • Case History Review
  • Parent Interview + Completion of Auditory Processing Checklist
  • Auditory Processing + Auditory Memory Assessments
  • Receptive and Expressive Language Evaluations:  Understanding and oral expression of language.
    These include grammar, language processing, following directions, vocabulary (knowledge and usage),
    language memory, sentence generation, passage comprehension and semantic reasoning.
  • Report and Consultation with Parents

AUDITORY PROCESSING AND READING DIFFICULTIES

With students that are in the upper elementary school to college age, reading difficulties may be noted; however, it is unclear as to the nature of the
reading challenges.  Auditory processing and reading evaluations can help answer the questions:  Why is reading so hard?
Why can’t I remember what I read? Why can’t I pronounce new words I read?

This package includes:

  • Case History Review
  • Parent Interview + Completion of Auditory Processing Checklist
  • Auditory Processing + Auditory Memory Assessments
  • Reading Evaluations:  decoding, word identification, fluency, passage comprehension, and vocabulary knowledge
  • Phonological Processing  + Rapid Naming
  • Report and Consultation with Parents

AUDITORY PROCESSING AND ADULT COGNITIVE TRAINING

Aging adults, individuals with traumatic brain injury, and those adults with the desire to improve brain function, an auditory processing evaluation
clarifies the nature of the listening difficulty.  Is listening in noise frustrating? Can you make out the words to a song? Why can’t I remember what I read?
Why is my memory becoming so poor?

This package includes:

  • Case History Review
  • Patient Interview + Completion of Auditory Processing Checklist
  • Auditory Processing + Auditory Memory Assessments
  • Report and Consultation with Patient

Additional assessment necessary if APD is suspected due to the result of a traumatic brain injury.