Evolving the concept of APD

Wilson, Wayne J. (2018) Evolving the concept of APD. International Journal of Audiology, 1-9. doi:10.1080/14992027.2017.1409438

Author Wilson, Wayne J.
Title Evolving the concept of APD
Journal name International Journal of Audiology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1708-8186
Publication date 2018-02-01
Year available 2018
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/14992027.2017.1409438
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Start page 1
End page 9
Total pages 9
Place of publication Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
Publisher Taylor & Francis
Abstract To consider the evolving concept of auditory processing disorder (APD).

Narrative review and opinion piece.

Eight approaches to APD described in the literature and its definitions by ten societies or groups from around the world.

The dominant conceptualisation of APD remains one of disorders (or at least deficits) in the bottom-up processing of sound in the primary auditory nervous system that are not due to higher order (top-down) language or cognitive deficits. Challenges to this conceptualisation question the relevance of (bottom-up) AP to listening, learning and language. These challenges are rejected by some groups who maintain the dominant bottom-up conceptualisation of APD, but accepted by others who suggest APD be reconceptualised to include top-down processing of sound or attempts to define APD be de-emphasised in favour of a hierarchical approach to listening difficulties.

To reconcile these challenges, the concept of APD could be better evolved by considering it as a spectrum disorder spanning from bottom-up AP to the top-down cognitive processes (particularly attention) that affect it.
Keyword Central auditory processing disorder
auditory processing disorder
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

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