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Live Webinar on November 2: What Did You Say? Differentiating Auditory Processing Disorder from ADHD in Children

Register below for this free expert webinar to learn how to differentiate between auditory processing disorder and ADHD in children, on Tuesday, November 2 at 1 pm ET.
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Underperforming in school, struggling to follow directions, and missing social cues are all traits of ADHD and auditory processing disorder — a brain-based condition that makes it hard to process what the ear hears. Many children with APD are misdiagnosed with ADHD and given stimulant medication, which fails to help them meet the challenges of school and life.

APD and ADHD are distinct conditions that do coexist, so it is critical that professionals take adequate time and use the right tests to diagnose the conditions accurately. A child with APD has normal hearing but misses a lot of the details of what’s being said, especially in noisy or distracting environments. They may have trouble distinguishing similar-sounding words, which can result in reading and spelling challenges.

There is not one sure-fire, cure-all method of treating APD. Therefore, the key to appropriate treatment is accurate and careful diagnosis. Treatment of APD generally focuses on changing the learning or communication environment, recruiting higher-order skills to help compensate for the disorder, and remediating the auditory deficit itself.

In this webinar you will learn about:

  • The various types of auditory processing disorders
  • How APD manifests at home, in school, and in social relationships
  • The differences and similarities between APD and other disorders — ADHD, dyslexia, and other specific learning disabilities.
  • Positive strategies to assist children with APD at home and in school

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Have a question for our expert? There will be an opportunity to post questions for the presenter during the live webinar.


Meet the Expert Speaker:

Beverley Holden Johns is an author and learning and behavior consultant. She has over 30 years experience in the public schools working with students with learning disabilities and emotional/behavioral disorders.  She also was a Professional Fellow at MacMurray College. She is the author or co-author of 23 books in the field of special education, including the seminal book, Learning Disabilities and Related Mild Disabilities. She currently serves on the board of directors of the Learning Disabilities Association of America and is the President of the Learning Disabilities Association of Illinois.


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Certificate of Attendance: For information on how to purchase the certificate of attendance option (cost $10), register for the webinar, then look for instructions in the email you’ll receive one hour after it ends. The certificate of attendance link will also be available here, on the webinar replay page, several hours after the live webinar. ADDitude does not offer CEU credits.

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