Prevalence of APD

prevalence of APD in childrenApproximately 5% of school-age children have some type of auditory processing disorder and according to the National Institutes of Health, in children with learning difficulties the prevalence of auditory processing disorder has been found to be 43%. In addition, around 50% of children with dyslexia also have coexisting Auditory Processing Disorder. The true prevalence of Auditory Processing Disorder is most likely greater, however, since children with APD often go undiagnosed or are misdiagnosed as “inattentive,” “ADD” (attention deficit disorder), “ADHD” (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder), “PDD” (pervasive developmental delay), “dyslexic,” “learning disabled,” having “behavior problems,” or a “receptive language disorder.” Or, children may have one of these disorders or delays in addition to APD. It is important to have the right type of intervention in place in order to address the underlying cause of the child’s listening and learning problems. Just because a child passes a hearing test, it does not mean that a  listening problem has been ruled out. Any child who experiences difficulties attending to speech, understanding speech, remembering what has been heard, and/or tolerating noise may benefit from auditory processing testing.

  • Up to 43% of Children with Learning Difficulties Have Auditory Processing Disorder (APD)
  • 25% of Children with Learning Difficulties Have APD and Dyslexia
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