Auditory-Language Processing Dysfunction:
__ unable to locate the source of a sound
__ difficulty identifying people's voices
__ difficulty discriminating between sounds/words; i.e., "dare" and "dear"
__ difficulty filtering out other sounds while trying to pay attention to one person talking
__ bothered by loud, sudden, metallic, or high-pitched sounds
__ difficulty attending to, understanding, and remembering what is said or read; often asks for directions to be repeated and may only be able to understand or follow two sequential directions at a time
__ looks at others to/for reassurance before answering
__ difficulty putting ideas into words (written or verbal)
__ often talks out of turn or "off topic"
__ if not understood, has difficulty re-phrasing; may get frustrated, angry, and give up
__ difficulty reading, especially out loud (may also be dyslexic)
__ difficulty articulating and speaking clearly
__ ability to speak often improves after intense movement