What is it?
Auditory Processing Deficit is a disorder that is mainly dealing with the ears and how a person understands what they hear. The brain takes in information that is presented verbally and decipher it so the person can understand it.
But if you have this disorder, your brain cannot fully understand most concepts presented to you verbally. A lot of times those with the disorder have a hard time learning to read and write. Or even something as simple as speaking to another person. Large words confuse them, and they will refrain from using them in written form or verbally. They will get embarrassed easily if they do not understand what someone is talking about.
There aren’t too many symptoms, but just enough to cause a person with this deficit to find life hard. Getting distracted easily because of the background noise, inability to read and spell, and their thinking process is slower are just a few of the symptoms that one person must face on a daily basis.
This disability can and will disrupt a person’s everyday life, starting from childhood. Though there are at times when something happens later on in life that causes them to get Auditory Processing Deficit when older.
What causes it?
There are several different causes that can cause one to get this deficit or disorder or disability, depending on what you’d call it yourself. Some of the causes are a hard birth, genetics, a horrible ear infection in your middle ear, or lead poisoning to name a few. Whatever the case may be to cause this in a person, it can turn their lives upside down.
Studying in school is a lot harder. Like I said earlier, it makes it a lot harder for someone to simply communicate with another. The words can be misunderstood, or the person may be too embarrassed to ask for someone to repeat themselves.
Overcoming your Deficit/Disorder
One thing you do not want to do is use your learning disability as a crutch. There are no treatments that will make it just go away. You have to adapt and push yourself harder to overcome the disability so you can grow and learn.
This means studying harder, pushing yourself in school and in life, and never giving up. Do not let your disability win. It may take a lot more for you to learn, but in the end, all your hard work will pay off. In the end, it’ll all be worth it. But please, if you do have this disability, don’t let it ruin your life. You can and you will overcome it. It will be a daily struggle, but I know you can do it.
Here are a few websites where you can read more about Auditory Processing Deficit.
Please, take the time to read and learn about this disability. It does not make anyone less of a human being. But it does make you less of a human being if you bully or harass a person because they are dealing with APD. Please, do not be a bully. Teach others about it, including your children. Treat those with APD what they are, humans who just have to cope and learn differently than you.
We are all human, so please, treat everyone the way you’d want to be treated and help stop bullying of those with disabilities.