Primary Issues for the Speech-Language Pathologist to Consider in Regard to Diagnosis of Auditory Processing Disorder The role of the speech-language pathologist (SLP) in auditory processing disorder (APD) continues to expand with increased prevalence of the diagnosis. Several aspects of APD continue to be debated by audiologists, resulting in challenges for the SLP responsible for making treatment decisions. In this article, the author addresses key issues ... Article
Article  |   August 01, 2012
Primary Issues for the Speech-Language Pathologist to Consider in Regard to Diagnosis of Auditory Processing Disorder
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  • Gail J. Richard
    Communication Disorders & Sciences, Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, IL
  • Disclosure: Gail J. Richard serves 2012–2014 ASHA vice president for speech-language pathology practice. Richard receives royalties for the role of author of products for LinguiSystems, Inc.
    Disclosure: Gail J. Richard serves 2012–2014 ASHA vice president for speech-language pathology practice. Richard receives royalties for the role of author of products for LinguiSystems, Inc.×
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Article   |   August 01, 2012
Primary Issues for the Speech-Language Pathologist to Consider in Regard to Diagnosis of Auditory Processing Disorder
SIG 1 Perspectives on Language Learning and Education, August 2012, Vol. 19, 78-86. doi:10.1044/lle19.3.78
SIG 1 Perspectives on Language Learning and Education, August 2012, Vol. 19, 78-86. doi:10.1044/lle19.3.78

The role of the speech-language pathologist (SLP) in auditory processing disorder (APD) continues to expand with increased prevalence of the diagnosis. Several aspects of APD continue to be debated by audiologists, resulting in challenges for the SLP responsible for making treatment decisions. In this article, the author addresses key issues that confound clarity in definition and treatment efficacy for APD.

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