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What disorders are considered Neurodivergent?
Besides ADHD, neurodiversity commonly refers to people with:
- Autism spectrum disorder.
- Other learning disabilities.
What disability category is auditory processing disorder?
An auditory processing disorder is a type of learning disability. Learning disabilities refer to a number of disorders that may affect the acquisition, organization, retention, understanding, or use of verbal or nonverbal information.
Is auditory processing disorder part of ADD?
Central Auditory Processing Disorder (CAPD) is a term that has been used to reference the ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder) difficulties of “not listening”. However, auditory processing is just one processing problem that plagues the ADD individual. There can be visual processing problems as well.
What is being neurodivergent?
What is neurodiversity? A relatively new term, neurodivergent simply means someone who thinks differently from the way the majority (referred to as neurotypical) expect. Neurotypical means the opposite –someone whose brain behaves in the same way as the majority of society.
How do I know if I’m neurodivergent?
Do you often find that you are clumsy? Do you find it hard to cope with crowds, bright lights, loud, sudden noises or social situations? Do you find it hard to focus or keep still? If you answered yes to any of these, you could be neurodivergent.
How do you know if your neurodivergent?
There’s no one way to characterize neurodivergent people. That’s because many people identify as neurodivergent, including autistic people and people with ADHD. Even within the autistic community, the signs of autism can vary. For example, the signs of autism may be different for adults versus children.
What is auditory processing disorder (APD)?
Auditory Processing Disorder is a hearing disorder that disrupts how an individual’s brain understands what they are hearing.
Is auditory processing disorder hereditary from the mother?
Inheritance of auditory processing disorder refers to whether the condition is inherited from your parents or “runs” in families. Central auditory processing disorder may be hereditary neurological traits from the mother or the father. In the majority of cases of developmental APD, the cause is unknown.
Is your child eligible for auditory processing disorder testing?
Because of the similarities of APD with other disorders, determining if a child is eligible for testing requires a very comprehensive review of the child’s past medical, educational, and developmental history. Testing for APD requires a child to participate in several listening tests that assess different areas of the auditory system.
What is the best treatment for auditory processing disorder?
Treatment of APD typically focuses on three primary areas: changing learning environment, developing higher-order skills to compensate for the disorder, and remediation of the auditory deficit itself. However, there is a lack of well-conducted evaluations of intervention using randomized controlled trial methodology.