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Auditory Processing

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Auditory Processing is how we understand what we hear. These skills are essential for developing speaking and comprehension skills and help lay the foundation for reading.

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Students interpret sounds as meaningful input through the Auditory Processing skills of discrimination, recognition, and comprehension. With these skills, students learn to understand language and the differences between words with similar sounds.

It is important to remember that difficulties with Auditory Processing can occur even when there are no hearing impairments. For example, Auditory Processing challenges can make it hard to store information given verbally. So, a student who cannot remember verbal directions might seem to not be paying attention but instead might have Auditory Processing needs.

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