Auditory Processing is the ability to perceive, analyze and conceptualize what is heard. It's a function of the brain as it assigns significance and meaning to the sounds in the environment. Effective auditory processing involves a high speed of information transfer. It also requires a good attention span, a well-functioning memory, and awareness of subtle changes in sounds. When parts of this complex system break down, listening is compromised.
To understand what auditory processing involves, one needs to understand the importance of neurological wiring and connections. When we discuss auditory processing we are talking about what the brain does once it receives auditory information. The more rapid the firing of neurons and synapses made, the easier it is to learn and apply new information. Phonological processing is dependent on the efficiency of processing. Executive functioning can also be reduced due to deficiencies in simultaneous processing, processing speed, and/or working memory.
More information on auditory processing in children.
Auditory Processing Therapies
At Cognitive Bridges we work with a number of tools and methodologies to improve Auditory Processing.