Auditory processing difficulty (APD) arises because of the inability of the brain and ear to coordinate and so process information and work out the meaning of sounds. Children with APD may be unusually bothered by noisy environments, and cannot maintain attention.
Sensory difficulties can include sight and hearing difficulties – and a combination of visual impairment, multi-sensory impairments (MSI), auditory processing or hearing impairments - those with a significant loss may communicate through sign language such as British Sign Language (BSL) instead of, or as well as, speech,
Fussy eater, over-emotional, stubborn, disruptive - just some of the characteristics which can be found in children with sensory processing disorders. How can you identify an affected child, and what can parents and teachers do to help?