They may be labelled due to no fault of their own.
They can hear, but have trouble understanding what they hear
They display excessive tiredness after school from the strain of listening and can show difficulty to:
process spoken information
comprehend spoken language
hear against other background noises
APD is a serious underlying cause of learning difficulty in children. It has been poorly-diagnosed for a long period of time and unfortunately it cannot be detected by standard hearing tests.
Because of their difficulties with listening and processing sound, especially in school, these children may have low self esteem, frustration, anxiety, and difficulty with socialising. This may mean children have behaviour problems and struggle to achieve at school.