Is Auditory Processing Disorder Over-Diagnosed?
No, in fact, Auditory Processing Disorder (or APD) is probably quite under-diagnosed.
Unfortunately, not enough people are familiar with APD to recognize the signs or symptoms.
APD is often misdiagnosed as other disorders and as a result, individuals do not receive suitable treatment.
However, with appropriate and comprehensive testing with a qualified professional, it’s reasonable to achieve an accurate diagnosis of APD and subsequently, successful interventions and accommodations.
Check out other Psych in 60 videos to learn more about Auditory Processing Disorders, including a list of some common behaviors associated with APD, so you can better identify it yourself.