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 student to follow one-, two-, and three-step oral instructions.

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

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

4. Get the student 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 student to record directions, explanations, and instructions to replay as needed.

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

8. Get the student 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 student recall characters, main activities, sequence of activities, etc.

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

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