Auditory Processing Disorder(APD) also known as Central Auditory Processing Disorder(CAPD) is an umbrella term for a variety of disorders that result in a breakdown in the hearing process. The brain cannot make sense of or process what our ears hear because the auditory signal is distorted. As a result, one of the biggest problems experienced by individuals with APD/CAPD is difficulty listening when there is peripheral background noise such as noisy classrooms.These Children may have difficulty understanding speech in a range of noisy environments, have trouble following directions, and discriminating the difference between similar sounding speech sounds.
Sometimes they may behave as if they have hearing loss, often asking for information to be repeated. These children with APD may have difficulty with spelling, reading, and understanding information presented verbally, and may suffer from “auditory fatigue”.
The intelligence integration system looks at the neural network function responsible for the processing speed and ability to understand and correctly process auditory information. On the level of neural networks, those networks responsible are weak, immature and or not formed sufficiently. Through training the IIA program over a period of time this restores and rebuilds the neural network function to it’s highest level allowing the person to function optimally.