Brain-Based Learning Auditory Processing ActivitiesSeptember 11th, 2017
Auditory Processing Disorder? Auditory Processing Problems?
Auditory processing is one of the three avenues we learn academic skills from. Remember, we learn by hearing (auditory processing), seeing (visual processing), and doing (tactile/kinesthetic processing). That being said, APD – an auditory processing disorder was found to be present in 43.3% of those that struggle with learning (2009 The National Center for Biotechnology Information)
The following behaviors may signify that your child has difficulties with auditory processing:
- Difficulty hearing in background noise
- Difficulty following directions
- Poor listening skills
- Academic difficulties
- Poor auditory association skills
So, what can we do to improve those auditory processing skills? Here are three activities that do just that.
Brain Based Auditory Processing Activity 1: Finding Sounds
Do this activity in your yard or out in nature. In fact, you might do it both places and compare the differences.
With your eyes closed for a few minutes, sit or stand as quietly as possible and listen to the sounds around you.
Can you hear the wind? The rustling leaves of the tree? Any birds or bugs? Listen to a sea shell. what does it sound like to you?
How many different sounds do you hear? Make a list of them. Can you imitate any of the sounds you hear?
Brain Based Auditory Processing Activity 2:
Paper bag puppets
Brain Based Auditory Processing Activity 3:
Paper bag skits
Are you interested in learning more about solutions to reading, writing, math, or spelling problems? What about solutions that also improve your auditory, visual, and tactile-kinesthetic systems? Schedule a 30-minute consultation with Bonnie Terry M.Ed., BCET.