SLPs: Enhance Therapy Effectiveness for Auditory Processing Disorder, Memory Deficits, Attention Deficit Disorder and Language Processing Disorder, Grades K-12

Online Course

Course Objective/Goals

This online course features audiologist Suzanne Foley's seminar on auditory processing disorder. Suzanne explains what APD is, how to screen for it, and how to provide treatment. APD can often be misdiagnosed, so Suzanne shares how to minimize misdiagnosis of APD by providing information on other disorders that often present like APD. The course delves into attention deficit disorder, language processing disorder and memory deficits while providing specific and powerful treatment options for each disorder. Suzanne especially focuses on how to improve students' classroom environment to best help them succeed academically; this includes technology, curriculum modification and IEP plan ideas. Additionally, the course highlights the importance of self-advocacy and provides strategies to help SLPs empower students to understand and self-advocate for their own unique needs. The goal of this course is to maximize treatment, so it's packed with techniques, methods, strategies, tools, and resources to help SLPs successfully help students who have or may have APD, LPD, ADD and/or memory deficits.

You will learn how to:

  • Rule out APD in students who show APD-like symptoms so that they can seek accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment
  • Use therapy techniques to improve bottom-up auditory processing for students who have or may have APD
  • Provide support and resources for students who exhibit symptoms related to auditory processing disorder
  • Provide resources, support and treatment for students who have or may have language processing disorder
  • Help students with memory deficits achieve greater academic success by using strategies to improve their auditory and working memory
  • Advice teachers, parents and administrators on ways to help students who have or may have APD, LPD, and/or ADD succeed academically
  • Support students who have or may have attention deficit disorder, often misdiagnosed as APD

Watch an excerpt from this course:

How This On Demand Course Works

Optional Graduate Credit

EDDU 9517

Optional Professional Organization CEUs

Optional Professional Organization CEUs are available for this course.


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ASHA-Required Disclosure Statement for Suzanne Foley:
Financial: Consultant for the Bureau of Education & Research and receives honorarium compensation.  
Nonfinancial: No relevant nonfinancial relationships exist.  


"I thought the course really answered questions about the APD diagnosis and treatment.  I found it very valuable to learn to test beyond the CELF and the bottom up approach to treatment with students with APD.   I learned about effective tools and testing materials."

              - C. McKenna

"I love the research based support for the treatment ideas and guidance for each disorder. The resources are incredibly helpful."

              - A. Frehner

"I really thought that the presenter was knowledgeable on this topic and she was really easy to listen to. She referred to a variety of materials that I have available to me in my school district as an SLP and their effectiveness/ineffectiveness. A lot of my colleagues have difficulty differentiating APD  ADD  LPD from each other and now I feel that I have more information in these areas to be able to help explain students' areas of difficulty in more detail as well as provide strategies. Awesome course!"

              - T. Klaus

"Wow! This course was full of extraordinarily useful information I can use as an Educational Audiologist. It will support me in writing my recommendations following an AP evaluation will allow me to share a student's AP evaluation results more effectively and provided me with tools to share with my colleagues. Thank you!"

              - J. Mullings

"This was the best training I have ever completed!! Going into this course  I believed auditory processing to be a low incidence disorder that only audiologists address  however  it is integrated with treatment strategies and differentiation for language processing and ADD/ADHD kids which are the majority of the kids on my caseload! Incredible resource!!"

              - N. Livits


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