What are Auditory Processing Disorders?
Anderson Therapy Services has been collaborating and working with Indigenous/First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities across Northern Canada, Ontario and Quebec.
Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) is also known as Central Auditory Processing Disorder (CAPD). Children have normal hearing, but experience difficulty processing information that they hear. APD is diagnosed by an audiologist; however speech-language professionals may provide therapy to assist with difficulties that coincide with APD.
Auditory Processing Disorder becomes more apparent when trying to process speech within a noisy environment. Symptoms of APD include but are not limited to; difficulty following directions and comprehending verbal information. A multi-disciplinary approach is recommended to rule out any other disorders as these symptoms are common with disorders other than Auditory Processing Disorder.
Our therapy services for Indigenous/First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities can be accessed in remote areas using our online videoconferencing technology as well as on-site visits. Our unique service delivery model, in partnership with communities, has helped many First Nations children and youth achieve success across various needs.