14 Ways to Help Kids With Auditory Processing Disorder

Are you looking for ways to help kids with auditory processing disorder? If so, keep reading.

1. Get the learner to follow one-, two-, and three-step oral instructions.

2. When reading a story to the learner, stop on occasion to ask questions about the plot, main characters, activities in the story, etc.

3. Get the learner to pretend they are a server in a restaurant. Give them an order and then have them repeat it.

4. Get the learner to rephrase directions, explanations, and instructions soon after they have been given.

5. Utilize as much visual information as possible when teaching (e.g., smartboard, overhead projections, images, etc.).

6. Get the learner to record directions, explanations, and instructions to replay as needed.

7. Utilize simple, concise sentences to express information to the learner.

8. Get the learner to recall names of friends, days of the week, months of the year, addresses, telephone numbers, etc.

9. After listening to a story on tape, CD, etc., have the learner recall characters, main activities, sequence of activities, etc.

10. Get the learner to read along while listening to a recorded story or book.

11. Show instructions following the (1) What, (2) How, (3) Learning materials, and (4) On occasions where outline.

12. Get the learner to take notes following the “What, How, Learning materials, and On occasions where” format when instructions are being given.

13. Praise the learner for remembering information received auditorily: (a) give the learner a concrete reward (e.g., special privileges, line leading, passing out learning materials, 10 minutes of free time, etc.) or (b) give the learner an informal reward (e.g., praise, handshake, smile, etc.).

14. Consider using an education app to help the student enhance their auditory memory. Click here to view a list of apps that we recommend.

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