Processing Disorders: Controversial Aspects of Diagnosis and Treatment
This 28-slide downloadable pdf presentation provides an introduction to processing disorders. It describes the diversity of ‘APD’ symptoms as well as explains the current controversies pertaining to the validity of the ‘APD’ diagnosis. It also discusses how the label “processing difficulties” often masks true language and learning deficits in students which require appropriate language and literacy assessment and targeted intervention services. *Please note that there’s an overlap between this material and Differential Assessment and Treatment of Processing Disorders in Speech-Language Pathology. Please review both product descriptions carefully prior to making a purchase of the desired material.
- List ‘APD’-related symptoms and describe their overlap with other disorders
- Describe the current controversy pertaining to ‘APD’ diagnosis
- Discuss how SLPs can assist students with “processing deficits” with respect to language and literacy assessment and intervention
- On the Success of Memes (Kamhi, 2004)
- ‘APD’ Symptomology
- Interpreting ‘APD’ Symptomology
- Major ‘APD’ Model Analysis
- Deficits Interpretation
- The Buffalo Model
- Bellis/Ferre Model
- At-Risk Populations Who Display “APD” Symptomology
- Audiological Assessment Problems
- ‘APD’ Testing Controversy
- Differential diagnosis of ‘APD’
- What are SLPs to Do?
- Why Should SLPs Assess Students with ‘APD’?
- Formulating Targeted Goals for Students with “APD”