Credit: U.S. News By: Dr. Leah Light November 7, 2018 Click here to read
Kansas State Creates Auditory Processing Disorders Program
A recent article in Science Daily reveals that Kansas State University is developing a program in conjunction with Speech Language Pathologists to treat Auditory Processing Disorders. The idea is to identify the areas of specific problem (audiologists do this) and tailor a program that addresses those needs. Some of the activities included phonemic training, words in noise training and phonemic synthesis training. The children who participated in the study showed marked improvement in these areas.
From a long term view, I applaud these efforts. However, as an audiologist, I always thought that was what you were supposed to do in addressing Auditory Processing Disorders. We, the audiologists, determine the areas that are affected and the SLP develops a therapy program addressing those specific needs.
Nonetheless, congratulations to Kansas State for providing therapy to the citizens of north-central Kansas where there were no services available previously.