Auditory processing disorder or APD is a disease that affect a small percentage of children, significant none the same. It is a disease that affects the synchrony between the ears and the brain which means that the affected cannot fully hear what is being said like the average person. Children with APD cannot hear background noises and comprehend them like the average child would. This disease becomes a big hindrance especially in classes when the teacher is dictating notes.
A classroom poorly constructed that allows background noises to penetrate the walls is not conducive for a child suffering from APD. This will make concentration for the child seem like an impossible task. It is therefore important that learning institutions are well constructed, not just for the special needs children but for all children.
Auditory processing disorder in children also affects the memory of a child and children tend to forget very fast and have a hard time retaining what has been said. It can prove difficult in a classroom setting where one is required to almost memorize lessons. It also affects the attention span of a child and they are not able to remain focused even for a short period of time. This condition in turn automatically affects the child’s performance in school and leads to a low self esteem.
Auditory processing disorder is a disease that can easily be managed and help sorted. If a child is suffering from APD then it is important to place them in a friendly environment suitable for learning with their needs. Experts are available to give advice on the disorder and help the child grow up healthy.