Auditory processing is more than just being able to hear. It’s the ability to identify, remember and interpret the sounds you hear, including the order they happen in, where they come from and the small differences between similar sounds.
Auditory Processing is essential in the development of language skills, communication and comprehension.
If a child is having difficulties with auditory processing, you'll notice that they:
If you think a child is having difficulties, you can try the following techniques to help them:
Please bear in mind that these exercises can be very tiring for a child with auditory problems. Be patient and allow them to rest or stop if they need to.
If you’ve tried all of these techniques and you’re still not seeing any improvement after three months, please do speak to your GP.
Our team run online workshops on early language development. They are designed for parents and carers and those working within early years settings. We have three training sessions available on different topics to equip you with everyday strategies to support your child, aged up to five. Please visit our Speech and Language Therapy service page for more information and to register.