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Visual and Auditory Processing Disorders

Visual and Auditory Processing Disorders
By: National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD) (1999) Introduction Visual and auditory processing are the processes of recognizing and interpreting information taken in through the senses of sight and sound. The terms, "visual and auditory processing" and "visual and auditory perception", are often used interchangeably. Although there are many types of perception, the two most common areas of difficulty involved with a learning disability are visual and auditory perception. Since so much information in the classroom and at home is presented visually and/or verbally, the child with an auditory or visual perceptual disorder can be at a disadvantage in certain situations. For the sake of consistency, the terms used in this packet are visual processing disorder and auditory processing disorder. Visual processing disorder What is it? A visual processing, or perceptual, disorder refers to a hindered ability to make sense of information taken in through the eyes. Visual discrimination

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