Auditory processing disorders: By age group

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This resource page quickly lists main characteristics and facts about auditory processing disorders, then lists symptoms at various age groups (early childhood, school-aged, teens and adults) that may indicate this disorder. As the National Center for Learning Disabilities states, “Many people experience problems with learning and behavior from time to time, but if a person consistently displays difficulties with these tasks over time, testing for auditory processing disorders by trained professionals should be considered.” (posted January 14, 2013)

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