"Successful Treatment Techniques for Auditory Processing Disorders"

So you are treating a child with an Auditory Processing Disorder, what are you going to do about it? In this class we focus on giving you proven strategies to effectively treat this CNS weakness by using hierarchically ordered, brain-based interventions. APD's are often an underlying factor in functional deficits such as reading accuracy, fluency and comprehension problems, decreased auditory memory, reduced speech and language skills, limited social-pragmatic skills and attention disorders. Understanding how a child processes sound and knowing where there might be specific breakdowns in the process is necessary for specific targeted intervention. In this program, participants will learn about treatments that can be used to "retrain" the auditory pathways in the brain that are underdeveloped resulting in the elimination of auditory processing problems.

Who Should Attend?

Occupational Therapists, Audiologists, Speech Language Pathologists, Physical Therapists, Educators and Administrators who are interested in learning PRACTICAL information focusing on the treatment of APD and how improving auditory processing skills can increase a child's overall functioning in school and home.

Learning Objectives:

TheraPeeds uses an interactive medium in all classes and the programs are structured to cover each of the learning outcomes in each segment of instruction. The conclusion of each segment involves a review of the content covered and questions to assess the acquisition of learning outcomes.

At the completion of this class participants will be able to:

1. Identify the paticular factors that affect auditory processing skills.

2. Understand the functional and therapeutic connection between the vestibular and auditory systems.

3. Name specific treatment strategies for addressing:

a) Auditory inattentiveness.

b) Decoding and figure ground deficits.

c) Sound blending deficits.

d) Auditory memory deficits.

e) Prosodic and integration deficits Continuing.

Continuing Education Credits:

A certificate of completion will be issued at the end of the course, approved by the following sanctioning organizations:

This course has been approved for 13 Contact Hours / 1.3 CEUs by the American Speech-Hearing Association (ASHA) as an Approved Cooperative Continuing Education Offering with Nova Southeastern University (NSU), approved provider of continuing education by theAmerican Speech-Hearing Association (ASHA) (ASHA CE Provider approval does not imply endorsement of course content, specific products, or clinical procedures)

This course has been approved for 13 Contact hours / 1.3 CEUs by the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA). TheraPeeds, Inc, is an approved provider of continuing education by the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA). (The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA).

This course has been approved for 15.6 Contact Hours by the New York Sate Education Department's State Board of Physical Therapy (NYSEDSBPT). TheraPeeds, Inc, is an approved provider of continuing education by the New York Sate Education Department's State Board of Physical Therapy (NYSEDSBPT).


Aimee Levin Weiner, Au.D

Dr. Weiner is the owner and hands-on practitioner of Listen Hear, a full service audiology center, serving infants through adults. She has been practicing audiology for 29 years with specialty in pediatrics since 1982. She was one of the pioneer pediatric audiologists at Miami Children's Hospital and then went on to establish the audiology program at the South Miami Hospital Child Development Center. She created the Infant Hearing Programs at both Miami Children's Hospital and South Miami Hospital, and later managed this same program at Broward General Medical Center. Beyond traditional hearing testing and hearing aid evaluation/dispensing, "Dr. Aimee" has always had a special interest in auditory processing disorders in children with otherwise normal hearing. She has been providing evaluation, counseling and recommendations for these disorders since the beginning of her career. She is excited that there are now direct interventions that address these processing deficits. Located within the TheraPeeds Treatment Center, Listen Hear is perfectly positioned to play its role in the proven successful treatment of these disorders for those who choose to take advantage of the interdisciplinary intervention provided by the professionals of Listen Hear and TheraPeeds.

Julia Harper, PhD, MS,OTR/L

President of Therapeeds, Inc., Julia has practiced exclusively as a pediatric occupational therapist with a diversified client population and currently practices in NY and Florida. She has trained extensively, conducted research and holds advanced certifications in a variety of pediatric treatments. She is SIPT certified, lectures and trains therapist worldwide. Julia is nationally recognized for her work in SI treatment and her unique approach to providing integrative therapy.

General Cancellation Policy:

  • 75% tuition refund if cancellation received up to four weeks prior to the date of the seminar.
  • No tuition refund if cancellation made after the four week deadline.
  • Full tuition refund if seminar cancelled by Therapeeds or the sponsors.No refund for travel expenses.
Day One
Time Topic
8:00 am Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:00 am

Introduction and Overview

In-depth discussion of APD with focus on current neuro-science regarding brain-based interventions

10:30 am Morning Break
10:45 am

Can you hear me now?

Focus placed on peripheral system deficits including conductive hearing loss and sensory (cochlear) hearing loss and the effects on auditory processing skills

12:30 pm Lunch Break
1:30 pm

Auditory inattentiveness & Poor auditory localization skills

Strategies for addressing clients who appear to ignore, over-react to or have difficulty with “tuning” into sound

3:00 pm Afternoon Break
3:15 pm

Auditory decoding  & Auditory figure-ground discrimination deficits

This segment will address the “What?-Huh? Syndrome” or children who seem to mis-hear what has been said unless they are in a quiet, one-to-one listening situation

5:00 pm End of Day One

Day Two
Time Topic
9:00 am

Phonemic synthesis (auditory sound blending) deficits

Participants will learn strategies to address processing deficits that affect a child’s ability to sound out words for reading

10:30 am Morning Break
10:45 am

Auditory organization deficits

Treatment to address problems with auditory attention, memory and sequencing

12:30 pm Lunch Break
1:30 pm

Auditory prosodic deficits, Auditory integration deficits, Auditory association deficits

These deficits are related to difficulty with reading non-verbal cues (social skills), following multi-step directions (attention and learning), understanding what has been said, organizing thoughts for verbal expression and using the correct grammar for language expression

3:00 pm Afternoon Break
3:15 pm
  • Case Studies

  • Summary

  • QA

5:00 pm End of Day Two