Auditory Processing Disorder and Auditory/Language Interventions: An Evidence-Based Systematic Review

The evidence base is too small and weak to provide clear guidanceto speech-language pathologists faced with treating childrenwith diagnosed APD, but some cautious skepticism is warranteduntil the record of evidence is more complete. Clinicians whodecide to use auditory interventions should be aware of thelimitations in the evidence and take special care to monitorthe spoken and written language status of their young clients.

Fey, Marc E., Richard, Fail J., Geffner, Donna, Kamhi, Alan G., Medwetsky, Larry, Paul, Diane, Ross-Swain, Deborah, Wallach, Geraldine P., Frymark, Tobi, and Schooling, Tracy. (2011). Auditory Processing Disorder and Auditory/Language Interventions: An Evidence-Based Systematic Review. Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, 42, 246-264.

About rickyWburk

Ricky W. Burk, CCC-SLP, BCS-F, is a speech-language pathologist who provides in-home therapy for adolescents and adults residing in Tennessee and Mississippi who stutter. His career includes PreK, elementary, middle, and high school practice, undergraduate & graduate faculty appointments, skilled nursing, national & international consultation, private practice, and national & international speaking presentations. He holds the American Speech-Language Hearing Association Certificate of Clinical Competence, and he is a Board Certified Specialist in Fluency Disorders. He is the ASHA Continuing Education Administrator for the National Association for Speech Fluency.
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