Auditory processing disorders: an update for speech-language pathologists.

  title={Auditory processing disorders: an update for speech-language pathologists.},
  author={David A DeBonis and Deborah Moncrieff},
  journal={American journal of speech-language pathology},
  volume={17 1},
PURPOSE Unanswered questions regarding the nature of auditory processing disorders (APDs), how best to identify at-risk students, how best to diagnose and differentiate APDs from other disorders, and concerns about the lack of valid treatments have resulted in ongoing confusion and skepticism about the diagnostic validity of this label. This poses challenges for speech-language pathologists (SLPs) who are working with school-age children and whose scope of practice includes APD screening and… 

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