Central Auditory Processing Disorder Treatment
Individualized Software That Goes To The Root Of APD
Our auditory processing disorder treatment uses powerful, game-like exercises to get at the underlying cognitive deficits that cause auditory processing disorder. For most students this means strengthening language processing, phonological awareness and the so-called learning MAPS — working Memory, Attention, auditory Processing and Sequencing.
Our online software, worked on at home with professional remote oversight, builds auditory processing efficiency and related skills in tiny increments.
Most students experience significant gains in just a few months. Better auditory processing and cognitive skills translate into substantial improvements in learning, listening and reading skills.
How It Works
Our treatment for auditory processing disorder is centered around the Fast ForWord software series. We provide a sequence of programs that first builds a learning foundation, strengthening language and cognitive skills — auditory processing, working memory, attention and sequencing.
We follow these foundational skills training up with language and reading-specific programs that develop all of the essential reading fluency and comprehension skills, including phonological awareness, vocabulary and spelling.
All Fast ForWord exercises involve making hundreds of sequencing and processing decisions in quick succession. Speed and complexity, in the direction of auditory processing proficiency at natural language speed, is added at the student’s own pace. This adaptivity creates intensity, pushing the student to process at ever higher levels in tiny incremental steps in every session.
Every session creates new neural pathways that can be seen on an fMRI (Temple, Stanford University). These new connections gradually translate into improved processing efficiency required for reading and learning.
It’s an approach that works, and has worked for 15+ years. Our Fast ForWord program is the most recommended auditory processing disorder treatment for children in North America.
Adaptive, individualized training
Research-validated for APD
Auditory Processing Disorder Treatment Goals
Improve Ability To Follow Directions
Children with auditory processing difficulties do not process fast enough for accurate listening. For them, language is muddy. Background noise can also be troublesome. Our software builds the processing efficiency and working memory required to accurately hear and follow directions at natural language speed.
Build Phonological Awareness For Reading Efficiency
Reading is a language skill — text is language in a symbol format. Because auditory processing impacts listening and language efficiency, it almost always impacts reading also.
Where ever a child is in the learning to read process, the best way to accelerate reading growth is to improve automaticity. Automaticity, effortless and fluent decoding, requires sound phonological awareness. This is the skill that is undermined by weak auditory processing. Our software improves phonological awareness and therefore reading automaticity. This helps fluency in younger readers and decoding efficiency and reading comprehension in older children.
Auditory processing disorder makes learning exhausting. Students will tire listening to a teacher in class or while reading, often leading to an ADD diagnosis.
While ADD medicines manage symptoms, our treatment for auditory processing disorder for children and teens targets the cause of inattentiveness, the inefficient processing. By making reading and listening easier, more engaging, our software can reduce ADD symptoms.
Build Language Skills
Because auditory processing disorder reduces the capacity to learn by listening, APD limits vocabulary, articulation and/or conversational skills. This inefficient listening also impacts reading and writing. Our auditory processing treatment builds listening skills so that language can be learned through listening, and it specifically builds vocabulary, language syntax and other language skills.
Online Software, Monitored by Professionals
Gemm Learning provides home-based programs for K-12 children, teens and adults. Service features include:
Daily monitoring, weekly reports, regular calls
Computer game-like exercises that engage students day after day
A risk-free start and a guarantee
Your Next Step
To find out if your child is a candidate for our auditory processing disorder treatment, call one of our specialists for a free consult.