Is Auditory Processing Disorder Over-Diagnosed?


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.

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Barrie Morganstein, Ph.D.
Dr. Morganstein works with clients of all ages by providing individual therapy, family therapy, and psychological assessment. In her therapeutic work, she specializes in Parenting, Behavioral & Emotional issues in Children, Auditory & Other Sensory Processing Disorders, ADHD Coaching, Self-Esteem & Identity, and Motherhood Issues such as Post-partum Depression & Anxiety. Dr. Morganstein regularly conducts psychoeducational and neurodevelopmental assessments for individuals of all ages and specializes in Auditory Processing Disorders, ADHD, and Learning Disabilities. She is an expert in working with Deaf & Hard-of-Hearing clients conducting both therapy and psychological assessments; she is fluent in American Sign Language (ASL), but adapts to a wide variety of communication needs and preferences.


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