Central Auditory Processing Disorder Treatment
Brain-Based Software That Helps APD Children Read and Learn With Confidence
Our online central auditory processing disorder treatment accelerates development of auditory processing and related skills. Adaptive computer game-like exercises build auditory processing speed and efficiency in tiny increments every day.
Within a few months, most students acquire the processing efficiency required to significantly improve learning, language 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 starts with cognitive skills programs that strengthen auditory processing and related skills — working memory, attention and sequencing. These are the essential cognitive skills that are the foundation of all learning.
We follow these foundational skills training up with reading-specific programs that develop all of the essential reading fluency and comprehension skills.
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.
Every session creates new neural pathways that can be seen on an fMRI. These new connections gradually build the processing efficiency required for reading and learning.
It’s an approach that works, and has worked for 15+ years. Our Fast ForWord program is now the most recommended auditory processing disorder treatment for children in North America.
Adaptive, individualized training
Research-validated for APD
Goals of our Auditory Processing Disorder Treatment
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 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, 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. 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.