Auditory processing is what the brain does with what the ear hears.
Auditory processing speed is the amount of time needed to respond to an auditory stimulation.
Auditory discrimination is the ability to recognize sounds or tell the difference in sounds.
The following is a list of red flags for Auditory Processing Weakness:
A student/person who:
is doing poorly in reading, writing and spelling
does not pay attention or is daydreaming during class
is having problems learning a foreign language
cannot learn by listening and needs something to look at or handle to
can not write from dictation or take useful notes
does not participate in class discussions
misunderstands homework or fails to follow directions
cannot tolerate, or is fidgety, in loud noisy places such as the
cafeteria/restaurant, gym or playground
has trouble understanding stories read aloud
does not get the relevant facts
has trouble with math word problems
has a slow response time for a question
has difficulty with short term memory
has high levels of distractibility and/or hyperactivity
has a poor attitude, self-esteem and/or general dislike of school
has homework hassles
has difficulty copying from the board to paper
frequently saying “huh” or “what”