AUDITORY PROCESSING DISORDER

You’ll learn about the most commonly overlooked Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD), Glue Ear and Auditory Processing Difficulties. By completing this course you will gain the skills to enable you to identify the sign and symptoms and learn explicit strategies to support students with it.
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Course Overview

The first session covers Glue Ear, and the second session covers Auditory Processing Difficulties. In the third and final session, Lindsay touches out hearts by addressing the devastating impact of SpLD on academic achievement, anxiety and well-being. Her philosophy is to address the needs of the whole child rather than just the primary need to effectively support struggling learners.

  • Understand the relevance of APD and Glue Ear and the lack of progress in education.
  • Learn the best strategies to support students with APD and Glue Ear.
  • Learn how to modify your classroom environment to meet your student’s needs.
  • Receive an overview of the most common SpLD’s.
  • Understand the importance of addressing the child as a whole rather than focussing solely on the primary need.
  • Identify the prevalence of learning anxiety and poor behaviour as indicator of an SpLD’s
  • Identify students with suspected Glue Ear and APD.
  • Improve your understanding of the types of Auditory Processing Disorder.
  • Identify the signs and symptoms of APD in different age groups.
  • Understand the causes and common indicators of Glue Ear and APD.
  • Understand the impact of effective hearing and listening in child development.
  • Learn explicit strategies to help children’s listening ability.
  • Recognise the need for and the process of inserting grommets.
  • Learn the role of phonological skills in the young learner.
  • Recognise the impact of vocabulary development and learning outcomes.
  • Learn strategies to supporting the literacy skills of students with APD and Glue Ear.
  • Use evidence-based practice to guide your teaching.
  • Support student well-being and motivation.
  • Understand the impact of student’s hiding emotional pain.
  • Develop skills to address learning, anxiety and bullying.
  • Understand why specific learning difficulties are specific to individuals.
  • Understand the vital role of student wellbeing, self-esteem and confidence when addressing SpLD’s.
  • Address the needs of the whole child and not just their primary need.
  • Deliver better life outcomes for those who struggle most.
  • 3 x 30min (approx..) online, on demand highly engaging videos.
  • Multiple key strategies to support students with Glue Ear and APD.
  • A Classroom Auditory Processing Disorder Best Practice Checklist.
  • A Checklist for suspected Auditory Processing Difficulties.
  • The National Audiology Society 60 Page Booklet on APD Management.
  • The National Audiology Society APD Best Practice Policy Update Report.
  • Technical device guide for APD, Glue Ear and hearing difficulties.
  • Links to international APD Societies for further reading and support.
  1. 10 Tips For Improving Listening and Learning for Students with Glue Ear
  2. Why Specific Learning Difficulties are Very Specific
  3. 6 Ways to Address Bullying
  4. Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs

Glue Ear

• Understanding Glue ear
• The impact upon early language and learning
• Interventions
1 Quiz, Video Duration: 27 Minutes 54 Seconds

Auditory Processing

• Understanding Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) & Difficulties
• Managing APD at home and in school
1 Quiz, Video Duration: 24 Minutes 01 Seconds

Emotional Aspects of Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLDs)

• Explanation of range of SpLDs
• Emotional impact of struggles and academic failure – frustration, demotivation, anger and lowered self-esteem
• Building success and resilience
1 Quiz, Video Duration: 40 Minutes 18 Seconds

Glue Ear

• Understanding Glue ear
• The impact upon early language and learning
• Interventions
1 Quiz, Video Duration: 27 Minutes 54 Seconds

Auditory Processing

• Understanding Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) & Difficulties
• Managing APD at home and in school
1 Quiz, Video Duration: 24 Minutes 01 Seconds

Emotional Aspects of Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLDs)

• Explanation of range of SpLDs
• Emotional impact of struggles and academic failure – frustration, demotivation, anger and lowered self-esteem
• Building success and resilience
1 Quiz, Video Duration: 40 Minutes 18 Seconds
Dr Lindsay Peer CBE

Lindsay is a Practitioner Psychologist, international speaker, author & expert witness. In 2002, she was appointed CBE for services to Education & Dyslexia. She is a Patron of GroOops, a charity dedicated to creating an emotionally healthy, dyslexia aware world. In 2011, she was presented with an Outstanding Lifetime Academic Achievement Award by the British Dyslexia Association.

In 2017, she won a Science Council Chartered Scientist CPD Commendation. She is an Associate Fellow & Chartered Scientist of the British Psychological Society, & Fellow of both the International Academy of Research in Learning Disabilities & the Royal Society of Arts. She is a member of the Association of Child Psychologists in Private Practice & of the Association for Child & Adolescent Mental Health. See More…


  • These 2 hours of PD can be logged as ‘Self-Identified Accredited Professional Development’ if you are from outside any of the above education authorities.
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