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  • Q&A with Australian Health Practitioners

    How is auditory processing disorder treated?

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  • Gail Rogers

    Speech Pathologist

    Gail's passionate interest in working in the area of voice, communication & swallowing challenges developed after working as Speech and Language Pathologist with many different clientele in various … View Profile

    with a multidisciplinary team approach involving the doctor, audiologist, speech language pathologist, family and other significant persons in the client's life.

  • Rachel Tosh

    Speech Pathologist

    Rachel is a speech pathologist specialising in speech, language, literacy and feeding therapy with more than 10 years of experience. Her aim is to help … View Profile

    It is important to keep in mind that auditory processing disorder is a broad term for a whole range of specific difficulties and this is why a multidisciplinary approach is required for both assessment and treatment. Areas I commonly have worked on as a speech pathologist have included optimising the listening environment for a child at home/school, educating family members, teachers and others for how to support a child with APD, specific strategies, use of a variety of aides (eg FM systems), skills training for areas such as sound awareness, discrimination, segmenting and blending for literacy. APD is a complex array of difficulties and therefore there is not a simple one size fits all approach to treatment.

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