Thesis Title

Strategies for Improved Learning for Students with Audiotry Processing Difficulties

Graduation Date

Spring 2006

Document Type

Master's Thesis

Document Form

Print

Degree Name

Master of Science

Program Name

Education

Abstract

Auditory processing disorder (APD) is a learning disability that affects an estimated 2-3% of children. These children often have difficulty storing, locating and retrieving information from reading and conversation. Unfortunately, they are frequently undiagnosed. When faced with these students, classroom teachers are unfamiliar with best practices and strategies of helping these students succeed in mainstream school environments. In this project, I demystify auditory processing problems for teachers and arm them with the information and strategies to best teach their APD students. Qualitative research methods are used, with a purposeful sampling of speech/language pathologists, educational therapists and school psychologists who work one-on-one with children diagnosed with APD.

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