Auditory Processing Evaluations
Auditory processing is the term used to describe how your brain recognizes and interprets sounds. It is when this process is somehow disrupted that a disorder is present. Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) affects the brain's ability to process or interpret auditory information correctly.
After other issues, such as hearing loss or behavioral disorders, have been ruled out, an auditory processing evaluation can be performed to determine if a person has an auditory processing disorder. This comprehensive testing is used to evaluate if the brain is having difficulty processing auditory signals.
Being able to hear and recognize sounds properly is important for speech and language development and learning. It's important that individuals, especially children, be evaluated as soon as they show signs of a possible auditory processing issue.