Monthly Archives: August 2015

Auditory Processing Disorders (APD)

Auditory Processing Disorder: What is it and what is it NOT? Many children who attend speech therapy have difficulties with processing sounds. Some children we see at our San Francisco practice have Auditory Processing Disorder (APD), often called Central Auditory Processing Disorder (CAPD). While our services page has a list of some specific areas that children with APD may have trouble with, here is a breakdown of some broader categories of auditory language skills that ASHA identifies as difficulties for children with APD: Sound localization and lateralization Being able to tell where sounds come from (localization) or determining if it … Continue reading

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Receptive Language

The two categories of language skills are receptive language and expressive language. Receptive language refers to how children interpret any type of linguistic information they receive (comprehension). Children who experience trouble with receptive language may not be able to understand language that is presented in writing, verbally, or both. Here are some ideas for fun activities that will encourage your child’s developing receptive language skills: 1. Games for following directions Games that use direction following are great to practice receptive language skills. These kinds of games help children practice listening skills in a fun way:  Simon Says This is a … Continue reading

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