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Title: Contentious issues related to auditory processing disorder
Authors: Tabone, Nadine
Grech, Helen
Bamiou, Doris-Eva
Keywords: Word deafness -- Diagnosis
Word deafness in children
Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder
Communicative disorders in children
Issue Date: 2020-06
Publisher: University of Malta. Faculty of Health Sciences
Citation: Tabone, N., Grech, H., & Bamiou, D. E. (2020). Contentious issues related to auditory processing disorder. Malta Journal of Health Sciences, 7(1), 7-18.
Abstract: A number of children undergo audiometric evaluation due to suspected hearing difficulties. Yet for some, their hearing sensitivity is found to be normal (Iliadou et al., 2017; Sharma, Purdy, & Kelly, 2009). Often, these children are described by parents and teachers as having difficulties to follow several instructions or attend to a conversation, and getting distracted when background noise is present (Iliadou et al., 2017; Witton, 2010). There are also reports of these children either misunderstanding or taking longer to understand simple verbal directions, and demonstrating selective hearing (Johnson, Benson, & Seaton, 1997). These weaknesses often cause educational, vocational and social challenges (American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), 2005; British Society of Audiology (BSA, 2007). Children exhibiting these problems could be diagnosed with Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) (American Academy of Audiology (AAA), 2010; ASHA, 2005; BSA, 2007; Iliadou et al., 2017).
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