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Practical Strategies for More Effectively Diagnosing, Managing and Treating AUDITORY PROCESSING DISORDERS
Presented by Suzanne M. Foley, M.S., CCC A
Specifically Designed for Speech Language Pathologists, Audiologists, Special Education Staff, and Classroom Teachers Serving Students in Grades 2 12
- Proven therapy techniques to manage and treat auditory processing disorders (APD) in the classroom and during therapy sessions
- Tips on how to identify students in grades 2-12 who may be at risk for APD
- How to identify and screen for APD
- Practical therapy suggestions for remediating APD
- Discover home-based interventions appropriate for APD
- Learn the critical role of the Speech-Language Pathologist, audiologist and classroom teacher in the evaluation and management of students with APD
Practical Ideas and Strategies
Auditory processing disorders (APD) go undiagnosed in thousands of students each school year. Students who cannot listen well can have delayed language development and problems learning in school. Often these children are labeled as inattentive, having a behavior disorder or as being developmentally delayed, when in fact, they may be struggling as a result of an auditory processing disorder. By accurately identifying the root of the problem and working together to plan the most appropriate remediation and treatment plan, we can help these students to thrive in school.
In this outstanding seminar, Suzanne Foley, a recognized authority and expert on APD, will provide answers to commonly asked questions regarding what auditory processing disorders are and how they are most effectively treated in the classroom and in the therapy room. Suzanne will provide current therapeutic options useful for those who have very little experience with APD to those who have treated a number of children with auditory processing disorders.
Topics to be covered include a review of APD symptoms, screening and diagnosis of the disorder, and how to differentially diagnose APD and other developmental disorders. The goal of this seminar is for you to leave with a clear and concise understanding of the different professionals required in the evaluation and management of auditory processing disorders, the most current treatment options for the disorder and practical school, home-based and direct clinical interventions for treating auditory processing disorders.
Each participant will receive an extensive auditory processing disorder resource handbook that will include all of the techniques and therapy strategies discussed at the seminar.
Ten Key Benefits of Attending
- Learn What is New and Effective in Treatment for APD
Learn the latest, most effective treatment plans for auditory processing disorders … Ideas that can be utilized in a classroom setting, at home or during one-on-one treatment
- Identify and More Effectively Work with Students’ Auditory Processing Disorders
Recognize the listening difficulties you observe in the classroom setting, gym, schoolyard, or auditorium that interfere with auditory learning … Discover highly effective treatment plans for students in grades 2-12
- Understand the Difference Between Language Learning Disorders, Auditory Processing Disorders and Attention Deficit Disorders
Discover how to distinguish the differences between language learning disorders such as APD and ADD … Learn powerful treatment strategies ideal for a variety of settings
- Discover the Vital Role Audiologists and SLPs Play in the Diagnosis and Treatment of APD
Gain a clearer understanding of the important, yet different roles Speech-Language Pathologists and audiologists play in the evaluation process of APD … Learn how audiologists and SLPs can effectively work together to develop effective treatment plans for APD
- Learn How to Differentiate the Various Components of APD
Identify the specific type of auditory processing disorder a student demonstrates, such as difficulty hearing noise, auditory memory or other learning disabilities … Plan the most appropriate remediation
- Increase Your Ability to Determine Which Students Need an FM System
Gain ideas on how to accurately determine which students with APD would benefit from using an FM system … Practical tips to share with classroom teachers and parents on how to use and manage an FM system and other technology
- Better Support Students with APD and Other Special Needs
Take away specific ways to identify and more effectively work with students with APD and other special needs such as PDD, Asperger’s and other learning disorders … Significantly improve their outcomes
- Understand the Testing Process for APD
Gain valuable insight into the testing process for APD … Learn how to better use the test results to develop a highly effective treatment plan for your students
- Educate School Staff and Parents About APD
Educate school staff members and parents on what APD is and how to manage it … Learn the most critical information to share with the school team and parents
- Help Students with APD Build Confidence in Themselves and Their Skills
Discover simple counseling skills to help your students with APD understand why they struggle in school and what they can do to adjust and adapt for APD
Outstanding Strategies You Can Use Immediately
- How to identify and understand current issues related to APD
- The potential causes of APD and how to build treatment plans based on the causes
- How to identify and describe the characteristics of children with APD
- Specific therapy strategies that work for different types of auditory processing disorders
- The differences between APD and hearing loss and what to do for each
- How to understand the behavior differences between APD and other developmental disorders
- The educational and social impact of APD on children of different ages
- The impact of APD on reading and communication skills and ways to help children overcome these difficulties
- How to look for and define factors that influence the referral for an evaluation of APD
- Specific ways to build a team of professionals required in a multi-disciplinary approach to APD
- Specific screening mechanisms for APD
- Important factors to consider in the evaluation of APD
- How to recognize the differential diagnostic options for APD and other disorders
- What to look for in order to identify the different types of APD and what treatment strategies are most effective
- The most current treatment options available for children with APD
- What different school-based interventions are appropriate for children with APD
- The importance of home-based interventions and home programming options
- How to identify children who may be at risk for APD
- Where to find the most current research on APD
- The vital and various roles of the Speech-Language Pathologist, audiologist and classroom teacher in the evaluation, treatment and management of students with APD
A Message From Your Seminar Leader
APD is a commonly misunderstood disorder among school-age children. Being one of the few audiologists who specializes in the evaluation and treatment of APD gives me a unique perspective on the disorder. There are many variables that can affect a child’s ability to listen and learn in the classroom. Because the symptoms of APD are similar to other developmental disorders such as attention deficit, language disorders, autism, and many others, determining the appropriate diagnosis and interventions for children can be challenging.
The evaluation and management of APD requires a multi-disciplinary approach. I will provide you with practical ideas on how to more effectively work together as a team; audiologist, Speech-Language Pathologist and classroom teacher to identify and work with students with APD. I will introduce you to the most current options available for the treatment and management of APD as well as specific ideas that are tailored to the unique environments of the classroom, treatment room and home. While we cannot help every student achieve at the same academic level, we can help every student work up to his or her full potential.
I have many goals for what you will receive in this seminar. The primary goal is that you will leave with an increased understanding of what APD actually is, and just as importantly, what it is not. I will provide you with what specifically is involved in the screening and evaluation of APD and what treatment options are most effective based on the screening results. I want to assure you that our day together will be as productive and valuable as possible. Therefore, I will spend the majority of time on practical and appropriate intervention strategies for children in all areas of their life.
I am excited to share my extensive experience in evaluating and treating children with APD in order for you to better understand the disorder and be able to use the tools learned in this program to help your students find greater success in the classroom and life.
I look forward to meeting you at the seminar!
Suzanne M. Foley, M.S., CCC-A
P.S. The suggestions and strategies I share will be clear and practical. You will also leave with an extensive resource handbook specifically designed for this seminar.
Who Should Attend
Speech-Language Pathologists, Audiologists, Special Education Staff, and Classroom Teachers serving students in Grades 2-12.
Special Benefits of Attending
Extensive Resource Handbook
Each participant will receive an extensive resource handbook specifically designed for this seminar. The handbook includes:
- Description of symptoms and causes of APD
- Resources for parents and other professionals
- Direct treatment options available for APD
- Classroom and communication strategies for APD
- Home-based programming for APD
Suzanne Foley will be available at the seminar for consultation regarding your questions and the unique needs of your own program.
ASHA - CEUs
This course is offered for 0.50 ASHA CEUs per day (Intermediate level, Professional area).
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