Kreisman et al (2012) report the psychosocial status of 19 children (mean age 11.9 years) with auditory processing disorders (APDs) as compared to 20 matched children (mean age 12.8 years) without APD. The diagnosis of APD was made based on the child scoring two standard deviations below the mean (one or two ear[s]) on at least two different APD measures (including; SSI-ICM, SSW, Dichotic Digits, Double Pairs Test, The Frequency Pattern Sequence Test, The Duration Pattern Sequence Test, The Auditory Random Gap Detection Test).
Children in the APD group presented with greater psychosocial problems than children without APD. Of note, statistically significant gender differences were not observed via the questionnaires used (SSRS, COOP-A, and SSRS) to determine psychosocial status. Kreisman and colleagues note three major findings from this study:
- The children in the APD group had significantly more emotional and overall health issues.
- Parents of the APD children noted their children had more psychosocial difficulties.
- For children in the APD group, there were no differences in psychosocial status determined between children with or without language disorders.
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Kreisman NV, John AB, Kreisman BM, Hall JW, Crandell CC. (2012) Psychosocial Status of Children with Auditory Processing Disorder. Journal of the American Academy of Audiology 23:222-233.