Finding it difficult to focus or attend to task is often described as "dreamy," but this may be a symptom of underlying auditory processing delays. My own Kindergarten teacher described me as "marching to the beat of her own drum." If she only knew!
Impulsive, hasty, or too quick off the mark - sometimes to the point of rudeness - commonly results in a diagnosis of ADHD. While this may help with access to classroom accommodations, AIT may address impulsivity without pharmaceuticals.
This is the social skills aspect of communication, including turn taking, topic control or keeping to the topic, how to repair a misunderstanding or miscommunication
Hearing too well? Early medical history may have played a role. An informal survey reveals that around 90% of children with Specific Learning Disability (SLD) have a history of repeated ear infection, upper respiratory infections, and allergies that affected the ears.
Symptoms in children and adults may include:
In some cases, children and adults my experience suicidal ideation that cannot be readily explained. Case studies suggest that with targeted AIT and informed care, symptoms can be relieved without institutionalization or additional pharmicudicals.
In addition to having qualifying behavioral symptoms, the client must demonstrate at least four instances of irregular auditory processing as measured during the listening test. "Instances" includes hyperacusis - over sensitivity to frequencies - or hypoacusis - decreased perception of frequencies or hearing loss.
If you are in crisis or you think you may have an emergency, call your doctor or 911 immediately. If you're having suicidal thoughts, call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) to talk to a skilled, trained counselor at a crisis center in your area at any time (National Suicide Prevention Lifeline).