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    Default Auditory Processing Disorder

    Does anyone have a child with this? How was it diagnosed? What were the symptoms? What were the first steps in diagnosis? What were your suspicions?

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    We had to wait for a specialist from Brisbane to come up. He did a few hours of testing on him. Things like competing backgrounds etc..

    D's was sent for a iq and hearing tests and they thought that this might play a part of his learning disabilities.

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    Your childs teacher should pick up on any issues and express her concerns to you when your child starts pre primary. That's my experience with ds' s school anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LoveLivesHere View Post
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    We had to wait for a specialist from Brisbane to come up. He did a few hours of testing on him. Things like competing backgrounds etc..

    D's was sent for a iq and hearing tests and they thought that this might play a part of his learning disabilities.
    Who started the process of getting assessed? Was it a GP or someone else?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kimberleygal1 View Post
    Your childs teacher should pick up on any issues and express her concerns to you when your child starts pre primary. That's my experience with ds' s school anyway.
    My DS has just started year 2 - I wouldn't expect a teacher to necessarily pick up the subtle symptoms of someone who may have an APD. I have reason to believe that something is not quite right with DS and APD could be on the cards.

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    I did. It was obvious he had a learning disabilities. So I asked for a pead referral from the gp. The gp sent us for the iq test. As part of that he had to wear head phones. The assessor noticed when we spoke he couldn't quite understand what was being said on the headphones. So she recommended to the pead for him to be tested. He also had visual processing problems.

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    He was in grade 2 too. It's not something easy to pick up on. If you have a hunch get him on the wait list to be tested. 8 years ago there was only one person qualified to do the tests.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LoveLivesHere View Post
    I did. It was obvious he had a learning disabilities. So I asked for a pead referral from the gp. The gp sent us for the iq test. As part of that he had to wear head phones. The assessor noticed when we spoke he couldn't quite understand what was being said on the headphones. So she recommended to the pead for him to be tested. He also had visual processing problems.
    Thanks DS is very bright but in the past he had a very bad speech delay and his comprehension of the world was impacted. I know he gets overwhelmed when we've been to children's concerts and will sit on the chair, hunched up so his feet are on the chair too with his hands over his ears for most of the concert.

    He doesn't understand differences in non-verbal communication (eg tone of voice) that can change the meaning of the words said.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HappyBovine View Post
    What visual processing problems exactly? How does he cope in school? Are any allowances made for it? I'm interested because my DD3 has a visual working memory problem - means for example if she sees something she forgets it pretty well straight away. She is 10 and is way behind in literacy.

    Sorry @Busy-Bee I don't want to derail your thread.
    There are quite a few different issues that you can have. D's has trouble finding things in a crowded space even if it sitting on top. Everything blends together. So we used Window boxes and other aides in school to help with that concentrated focus.

    A occupation therapist can help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Busy-Bee View Post
    Thanks DS is very bright but in the past he had a very bad speech delay and his comprehension of the world was impacted. I know he gets overwhelmed when we've been to children's concerts and will sit on the chair, hunched up so his feet are on the chair too with his hands over his ears for most of the concert.

    He doesn't understand differences in non-verbal communication (eg tone of voice) that can change the meaning of the words said.
    It wouldn't hurt to get it checked out.

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    Sorry @Busy-Bee I don't want to derail your thread.
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