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DS with asd, wondering about auditory processing - where to start?

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YourHandInMyHand Sun 28-Dec-14 11:29:45

DS has autism and the usual sensory issues tha go alongside. I've recently been wondering about whether he also has auditory process in disorder. He just cannot seem to relay things he's heard properly and process it. Evenue he gets frustrated by it!

I think I would like him assessed for it, but I don't know where to start. Anyone else been in this situation? Any info or advice appreciated.

AngelCauliflower Sun 28-Dec-14 14:33:59

I feel the same way about my ds but have not been successful in getting any sort of testing. A salt said he could have problems with auditory discrimination. That is as far as I have got with it. Everyone knows to be clear in what they say to ds and repeat if necessary. But I do notice as he gets older that the processing is very difficult for him.

Hopefully you will get some good advice on here.

YourHandInMyHand Sun 28-Dec-14 14:38:13

Thank you.

My DS saw an audiologist aged 3 or 4 and was found to have hyperacusis but fine hearing wise. However his speech wasn't developed enough to consider audio processing and I hadn't heard of it. I've been told on another group I need referral to audiologist then referral on from them to specialist out of area. So looks like another long winded assessment process but want to try and get it as it's affecting ds's self esteem.

BigBird69 Sun 28-Dec-14 18:54:41

How old is your child? My son has auditory processing disorder (amongst other things) he was diagnosed officially when he was eight

dontknowwhat2callmyself Sun 28-Dec-14 19:04:45

Yes the process for my dd was referral to audiology (which Salt did ) who then referred to specialists at GOSH. Dd was eight years old.

YourHandInMyHand Sun 28-Dec-14 20:25:55

DS is 10 now. I'm feeling generally overwhelmed so adding another "thibg" into the mix isn't appealing but I feel it needs investigating.

blanklook Sun 28-Dec-14 21:22:59

This isn't conclusive by any means, but I've seen this type of test used by a SALT in conjunction with a lot of others. it's simple enough to try at home.
no idea if other professionals use this specific type of test.

How does your ds get on with these multi-step directions when he only hears them?
and what about if you give him the same multi-step direction written down a good while afterwards?

frazzledbutcalm Tue 30-Dec-14 10:49:02

Hi yourhand ... don't know if this will help or something you'd want to look into. 3 of my dc have sensory processing problems. We took them to Scotland to see Testing was free, unlike everywhere else local to us (cost £250 per person). They were each tested and prescribed (individualised to their needs) coloured lens glasses - dd1 one purple lens, one green, dd2 one purple lens one yellow, ds2 both blue. The results of wearing these are fantastic! The colour re-wires the brain and helps dramatically. If nothing else, read his website, it's fascinating!

Tattiebogle Tue 30-Dec-14 11:29:36

I have a son with CAPD, as well as a granddaughter, I also have a son with a diagnosis of Kanners Autism. He has no problems with his hearing apart from a slight sensitivity

I took my granddaughter to see Ian Jordan and she was prescribed blue glasses, they've helped a great deal.

I first came across Ian about 10 years ago on Autism Uk and tried to get my son who has the CAPD to see him but he was about 20 at the time and decided not to. Recently however he said to me - I think I will go and see him as its obvisouly helped DG.

Sorry meant to add - both of my loved ones with CAPD are also dyslexic and again - me son who is on the spectrum isn't. Its a funny thing this ASD and its co-morbids

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