Programs for auditory processing disorder.
- Based on principle of neuroplasticity.
- Research validated results.
Auditory Processing Disorder Treatment
Proven Software Monitored By Professionals
Our central auditory processing disorder (CAPD) treatment uses Fast ForWord software to strengthen processing and related skills to help language, learning efficiency and reading.
Difficulty following multi-step directions, speech and language delays or trouble rhyming at an early age, and delays in phonological awareness are symptoms of CAPD that, left untreated:
Undermine listening and reading efficiency,
Lead to homework frustration, and
Make the school day exhausting, unproductive and confidence sapping.
To help your child overcome an auditory processing delay you need to treat the underlying CAPD, not tutor the symptoms. This is where Gemm Learning can help.
Fast ForWord Software
Our Fast ForWord software is far and away the most recommended auditory processing disorder treatment in North America. It uses adaptive algorithms that zero in on all aspects of auditory processing difficulties -- memory, processing, attention and sequencing skills, followed by reading exercises that train reading fluency and comprehension.
How Fast ForWord helps auditory processing disorder
50+ adaptive exercises
Based on neuroplasticity -- the ability of the brain to improve with appropriate stimuli
Enduring gains, by treating the underlying APD
Online With Personal Service
Gemm Learning, the largest private at-home provider of the Fast ForWord in North America, has offering this amazing, clinical program since 2006. Students log in online or our software is downloaded.
Daily monitoring, weekly reports, regular calls and emails
Engaging software and online rewards
Risk free start (2-week cancellation policy) and an outcome guarantee
Our auditory processing programs are for K-12 children and adults. Students are with us for 3-8 months, depending on their academic starting points and goals.
Auditory processing treatment service details
Expected Treatment Outcomes By Age
Fast ForWord creates new neural pathways, rewiring learning in every case. These changes in brain function, measurable on fMRIs, typically translate into outcome timelines for children with auditory processing disorder as follows:
For children under nine years of age
Within a few weeks, most parents notice changes in vocabulary, an easier time following directions and more willingness to read. Around the three month mark, expect reading fluency gains and an acceleration in learning that will continue over the next 1-2 years -- better reading comprehension, improved focus, stronger performance at school, and more confidence.
For older children
Our auditory processing disorder treatment for older children is more about making known skills automatic and so the timetable for measurable changes is generally shorter. Reading comprehension will improve quickly and dramatically once the distraction of effortful decoding is removed by our programs. Similarly, improvements in learning efficiency will make homework less stressful, and should improve grades.
Get Started With A Consult
96.8% of clients say they would recommend us to others. However, every child is different. To find out if your child is a candidate for our auditory processing disorder treatment, call for a consult Monday to Friday, 9AM to 6PM EST. It you have a question or need to talk at a different time contact us here.
How Our Auditory Processing Software Works
Just as a muscle responds to exercise, Fast ForWord builds processing and related cognitive skills, step by step, in just a few months. The early exercises are 100% sound and language based, exercising auditory processing skills from all angles, with the intensity required to rewire processing.
Text, vocabulary and reading fluency and comprehension skills -- almost always a challenge for children with auditory processing disorder -- are gradually introduced as the student progresses.
The brain is integrated, with learning ability generally only as strong as its weakest link. By improving auditory processing skills, Fast ForWord is able to make a profound difference in a short period, a change -- many clients describe as amazing or miraculous -- that is then part of your child, to help learning over a lifetime.
Auditory processing software FAQ
Reading Help For Children With Auditory Processing Delays
Central auditory processing disorder impacts phonological awareness, the ability to break words apart into individual sounds, called phonemes, e.g., hearing "cat" as |c| |a| |t|. Without phonological awareness, reading is like learning a whole new language -- 88% of reading issues are linked to weak phonological awareness.
Gemm Learning develops a comprehensive program, individualized for each K-12 student, to improve phonological awareness, reading fluency and comprehension.
Auditory processing and reading skills
Improving Language Processing -- Receptive & Expressive
Receptive language skills -- following directions, engaging in class -- are often delayed in children with auditory processing difficulties. If a teacher is talking at 50 miles per hour but your child is processing at 45 miles per hour, there's a problem. Expressive language -- vocabulary, articulation and conversation skills -- can also be an issue.
Fast ForWord treats language processing disorders by not only speeding up the underlying processing required to keep up, but also by making auditory processing more efficient and automatic so your child can think and observe (process) while listening.
Language processing skills
Treatment For Attention Deficit
Many children with auditory processing disorder have difficulties with focus, and are often diagnosed with ADD. They drift off in class because listening is exhausting and/or they are missing important chunks of information, making the lessons uninteresting. The natural reaction is to tune out. Fast ForWord helps by making listening easier, making it an effective auditory processing treatment for attention deficits.
Treatment For attention deficits