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Pediatric Auditory Processing Treatment in Baton Rouge, LA

At Dynamic Therapy Specialists, we understand the unique challenges that children with Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) face, and we are dedicated to providing comprehensive and personalized treatment to help them thrive. Our team of skilled and compassionate therapists specialize in addressing APD. We will work with your family to create a targeted intervention plan to help your child improve their auditory processing skills. From interactive therapies to cutting-edge techniques, we are committed to unlocking your child's full potential.

If you suspect that you or your child may be experiencing auditory processing challenges, don’t hesitate to reach out to us. Call Dynamic Therapy Specialists today at (225) 767-5032 to schedule an evaluation.

What Is Auditory Processing?

The term auditory processing can best be described as “what the brain does with what the ears hear.” Many people associate hearing with our ears; however, it is actually our brain that is responsible for processing and extracting meaning from incoming auditory information. Efficient auditory processing relies on a number of important auditory skills that are essential for appropriate communication as well as optimal academic and social development.

What Are the Signs of Auditory Processing Disorder?

It has been estimated that as many as 20% of school-aged children suffer from some form of auditory processing difficulty. Auditory Processing Disorders may also impact adults and individuals suffering from traumatic brain injuries. Individuals with an auditory processing disorder may exhibit some of the following behaviors:
  • Behaves as though they have a hearing loss despite normal hearing
  • Has difficulty understanding or is bothered by speech in minimally noisy environments
  • Frequently asks for repetition of auditory information
  • Says “huh” or “what” often
  • Has difficulty directing, dividing and sustaining attention and focus
  • Is slow to respond to people speaking, sudden noises, etc.
  • Experiences academic difficulties, particularly in the areas of spelling and reading
  • Has difficulty following multi-step commands
  • Has difficulty understanding auditory nuance like sarcasm or humor
  • Has trouble telling the difference between words that sound similar
  • Struggles to understand fast speech
  • Has difficulty remembering what others have said
  • Has trouble figuring out where a sound is coming from
  • Speaks without inflection or variations in tone
  • Does not seem to enjoy or appreciate music

Auditory Processing Disorder Screener

We are a team of highly trained pediatric therapy specialists who go above and beyond to improve the quality of life for our clients and their families. Since 2010, we have been working with children to build their developmental skills using proven and fun treatment techniques. Our approach is unique in that we don’t just focus on the specific skill a child is struggling with, but on the underlying developmental factors causing the struggle. This is how our team excels at helping children no matter what challenges they’re facing. We work to empower and educate parents and caregivers to ensure every child has the opportunity for success and a high quality of life.

How Is Auditory Processing Disorder Diagnosed?

The diagnosis of an auditory processing disorder (APD) can only be made by a certified audiologist that has received specialized training in this area. Our audiologists can complete a comprehensive auditory processing assessment battery to identify specific areas of auditory struggle and recommend intervention(s) to help your child build their auditory processing skills. We can also conduct a comprehensive speech and language evaluation to accompany the APD testing in order to rule out any language-based difficulties.

To learn more about auditory processing or to schedule a comprehensive diagnostic evaluation, please contact our office.

What Is the Cause of Auditory Processing Disorder?

While there is no one cause for an auditory processing disorder, there are several identified risk factors that can lead to this condition, including:
  • Frequent middle ear infections
  • Premature birth or low birth weight
  • Fevers over 105 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Genetic history of APD
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Central nervous system disorders
  • Lyme disease
  • Lead poisoning

What Is the Treatment for Auditory Processing Disorder?

We are proud to offer a variety of unique programs designed to help children gain and practice their developmental skills for lifelong success.

Changing the Environment

Our specialists may recommend making changes to your child’s learning or communication environment to make it easier for them to receive auditory information. This can involve using electronic communication aids, working with teachers on effective classroom strategies, and reducing environmental distractions at home or in class.

Building Other Developmental Skills

By strengthening essential skills like language, problem-solving, memory, attention, reflex integration, and other cognitive abilities, we can facilitate your child’s auditory processing skills. These strategies empower your child to take an active role in their listening success and feel more confident overall.

Addressing APD Directly

We use various fun activities to address your child’s specific auditory processing challenges. Our team of pediatric therapy specalists are trained in the latest treatment techniques to help children overcome APD and will work with you on strategies you can use at home to support your child’s therapy plan.

Schedule An Evaluation Today

If you suspect that you or your child has an APD or need guidance on their treatment, our team at Dynamic Therapy Specialists is here to help. We will work with you and/or your child to improve their auditory processing skills in a fun and supportive environment. Call us at (225) 767-5032 or fill out the form below, to schedule a personalized evaluation and take the first step to set your child up for success in life.

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