7 Signs That It Is Time to Take Your Child to the ENT Specialist
ENT stands for Ear, Nose and Throat. Here we are focusing exclusively on the ears even though throat related issues may be impacting the ear health. When a child has a hearing concern, the audiologist is your hearing expert and the ENT is your medical ear health expert. An ENT practice that has a pediatric…Read More
What Is Misophonia and What Can Be Done For It?
Definition What is Misophonia? Simply put, misophonia is a hatred of sound. After the definition nothing is simple. Diagnosis or Symptom? Just why is dealing with it so perplexing? Misophonia is largely diagnosed based on a behavioral subjective symptom, the angry outburst. Diagnoses are based on quantifiable (physiological) objective measures called signs. A quantifiable measure…Read More
What Can I Expect From My APD Assessment?
This is a common question, “what can I expect to happen at my APD assessment?” Only the audiologist you are seeing can tell you what to expect. What I can share with you is what you should look for: You want to walk away feeling your professional understands your struggle and was able to offer…Read More
Assessment Options for Auditory Processing Disorder
There are different approaches we can take in our goal to assess auditory processing. There are benefits and limitations to each of these approaches. Part of what you need to clarify is this, what are you trying to accomplish with your assessment? The answer is not as obvious as it may seem. If your goal…Read More
How Do I Know If It’s Attention Deficit or Auditory Processing Disorder?
This is such an important question, as the two conditions often present similarly. So just how do you know if it is ADD or APD? The only way to really know is to test. There are tests for ADD. A questionnaire is not a test. The difference between attention…Read More
Too Much Confidence in the Hearing Screening
Sue was 16 months old when the speech therapist realized Sue was hearing impaired. However, the pediatrician did not want to give a referral because Sue had passed her newborn hearing screening. Testing revealed that Sue had been progressively losing her hearing in the last few months… and she now needed a cochlear implant! Ken…Read More
What Does Your Child’s Educational Evaluation Really Tell You?
All parents want the best for their children. To advocate for your child’s educational best you want to be informed. space saver Your Questions What do your child’s tests really tell you? What is actually being tested? What are the underlying functions necessary to perform well on the test? Are those (bottom-up) functions/processes working properly?…Read More