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Brain-Based Learning Auditory Processing Activities

September 11th, 2017

Auditory Processing Disorder? Auditory Processing Problems?

Auditory processing is one of the three avenues we learn academic skills from. Remember, we learn by hearing (auditory processing), seeing (visual processing), and doing (tactile/kinesthetic processing). That being said, APD – an auditory processing disorder was found to be present in 43.3% of those that struggle with learning (2009 The National Center for Biotechnology Information)

The following behaviors may signify that your child has difficulties with auditory processing:

  1. Difficulty hearing in background noise
  2. Difficulty following directions
  3. Poor listening skills
  4. Academic difficulties
  5. Poor auditory association skills
  6. Distractibility
  7. Inattentiveness

So, what can we do to improve those auditory processing skills? Here are three activities that do just that.

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Brain Based Auditory Processing Activity 1: Finding Sounds


Do this activity in your yard or out in nature. In fact, you might do it both places and compare the differences.
With your eyes closed for a few minutes, sit or stand as quietly as possible and listen to the sounds around you.
Can you hear the wind? The rustling leaves of the tree? Any birds or bugs? Listen to a sea shell. what does it sound like to you?
How many different sounds do you hear? Make a list of them. Can you imitate any of the sounds you hear?

Brain Based Auditory Processing Activity 2:

Paper bag puppets

Make paper-bag puppets & put on a puppet show  Make them characters from your favorite nursery  rhyme or book. Use lunch-size bags, crayons, markers,  buttons, yarn, & glue.
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Brain Based Auditory Processing Activity 3:

Paper bag skits

Place 5 – 6 different objects in a bag and then have the kids make up a skit using each of the items in it. e.g.: hat, ball, clip, envelope, toy, etc.

You will find many more auditory activities in our ASW Visual, Auditory, Kinesthetic (VAK) Program

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Are you interested in learning more about solutions to reading, writing, math, or spelling problems? What about solutions that also improve your auditory, visual, and tactile-kinesthetic systems? Schedule a free 30-minute consultation with Bonnie Terry M.Ed., BCET.

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