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Symptoms of APD

Children and adults with APD may exhibit a few or several of these behaviours and characteristics. 

-Sensitivity to loud sounds
-Distracted by surrounding noise

-Difficulty hearing with background noise present

-Does not localize to sound
-Appears to be confused in noisy places
-Does not react to own name in  noisy places

-Poor musical abilities

-Doesn't follow the flow of conversation
-Frequently asks for repetition
-Prefers solitary activities
-Tires easily
-Poor language and reading skills

-Poorer than expected academic performance

-Dislikes school
-Difficulty understanding the meaning of words
-Difficulty following multi-step directions

-Difficulty expressing ideas


-Short attention span

-Lacks self-confidence
-Inappropriate social behaviour
-Disruptive, sometimes rowdy behaviour

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