Because there is no evidence that auditory interventions provide any unique therapeutic benefit, clinicians should treat children who have been diagnosed with APD the same way they treat children who have been diagnosed with language and learning disabilities. The theoretical and clinical problems associated with APD should encourage clinicians to consider viewing auditory deficits as a processing deficit that may occur with common developmental language and reading disabilities rather than as a distinct clinical entity.
Kamhi, Alan G. (2011). What the Speech-Language Pathologist needs to know about Auditory Processing Disorder. Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, 42, 265-272.