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Digital Seminar

Auditory Processing Disorder: Advanced Treatment Strategies

  • An effective 7-step process for treatment
  • Goal writing that addresses the Common Core
  • Develop an integrated targeted plan
  • Build and implement the Listening Skills Hierarchy
  • Execution of the Integrated Lesson Plan
  • Take your practice to the next level by setting measurable, attainable goals

This seminar is an opportunity to learn from 30- year expert and highly accredited therapist and author Lois Kam Heymann, M.A. CCC-SLP, about diagnosis and treatment of Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) and other listening challenges.

This course is a hands-on workshop for clinicians who have some background knowledge about auditory processing disorders and listening challenges. There will be a review of listening sub skills: auditory attention, auditory discrimination, auditory memory, auditory figure/ground, phonological segmentation and blending, and auditory cohesion. Case studies and hierarchical auditory therapy intervention will be presented. You will have the opportunity to practice structuring long and short-term goals, objectives, and activities. Small group work will be encouraged.

  • Learn how to develop and treat a child’s evaluated area of weakness (es):
  • Apply a hierarchical method to approach auditory therapy intervention
  • Develop an auditory therapy plan from a case study
  • Design auditory therapy activities for each of the listening sub skills

Don’t miss this chance to learn from a true pioneer in the industry. Lois is well sought after throughout the United States, as well as internationally. After 30+ years of expertise in her field, she continues to transform the lives of children and parents through her empowering and positive vision of how to learn.


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Lois Kam Heymann
6 Hours 10 Minutes
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Mar 07, 2014
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Continuing Professional Development Certificates - PESI Australia, in collaboration with PESI in the USA, offers quality online continuing professional development events from the leaders in the field at a standard recognized by professional associations including psychology, social work, occupational therapy, alcohol and drug professionals, counselling and psychotherapy. On completion of the training, a Professional Development Certificate is issued after the individual has answered and submitted a quiz and course evaluation. This online program is worth 6.0 hours CPD.



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Lois Kam Heymann, M.A. CCC-SLP, is a speech and language pathologist with over 30 years experience working with children with listening, hearing and learning challenges and their parents. Lois has presented hundreds of in-service workshops, seminars and conferences, sharing her knowledge and techniques with parent groups, school systems and speech-language pathologists.

Lois was on the faculty of the State University of New York (SUNY), New Paltz where she taught and directed an Auditory Skills Practicum.

She wrote the book: The Sound of Hope: Recognizing, Coping with and Treating Your Child’s Auditory Processing Disorder (Random House Publishing). This book is a parent guide to the importance of listening skills development in children birth to 8 years old. It is a how-to book with easy to follow activities for parents and therapists to implement with children. The book has a forward by Rosie O’Donnell. George Stephanopoulos of “Good Morning America” and Rachel Ray interviewed Lois about her book.

Lois has developed listening language apps for the iPad®: Category Carousel, One Step- Two Step, Tell Me a Story, Listening Adventures: Little Red Riding Hood, Artic Academy, with many more in the development stage. Lois is the director of The Shelley and Steven Einhorn Communication Center at Center for Hearing and Communication in New York City, NY.

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  • Apply the components of an Auditory Processing Evaluation.
  • Distinguish between Language Processing, Auditory Processing Disorders and Attention Disorders.
  • Identify ways to interpret results from evaluations.
  • Apply a hierarchical method to approach auditory therapy intervention.
  • Determine how to develop integrated lesson plans.
  • Discuss ways to accommodate the child with listening challenges in the classroom and at home.


Listening Challenges

  • What APD is and what APD isn’t
  • Red Flags to diagnose
  • Hearing vs listening
  • Impact of language development
  • Parent and teacher checklists
  • Differentiating APD from LPD, ADHD, ASD


  • Audiological evaluation
  • Speech and Language Pathologist evaluation
  • Listening/Language Hierarchy

Treatment for APD and Listening Challenges

  • Auditory attention
  • Auditory figure ground
  • Binaural integration and separation
  • Auditory memory
  • Auditory sequential memory
  • Phonological segmenting and blending
  • Auditory comprehension
  • Expressive language skills
  • Templates for individual treatment plans
  • Develop therapy based on child’s weakened areas
  • Common Core Goals

Templates for Plan Development/Interventions:

  • iPad® Applications:
    • Category Carousel
    • One Step - Two Step
    • Tell Me a Story
    • Listening Adventures: Little Red Riding Hood
    • Artic Academy

Case Studies

  • Opportunity to follow a child from diagnosis through treatment

Target Audience

Speech-Language Pathologists, Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapy Assistants, Educators, Counselors, Psychologists, Social Workers



Overall:      4.6

Total Reviews: 36


Lori B - Charlotte

"fabulous information. It has energized me for treating my kids. I have new information to use in planning treatment and for educating parents and paraprofessionals."

Elisa P - SIERRA MADRE, California

"I was very pleased with the information and how it was presented. It will be very helpful as I work with preschoolers to 5th graders within an elementary school."

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