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Auditory Processing Disorders

This three-day masterclass provides an in-depth update on the current scientific understanding of auditory processing disorders (APD), language, cognition and their interaction across the age spectrum. You'll learn about: the scientific principles of auditory neuroscience current clinical diagnostic and management approaches for auditory processing disorders This is a multidisciplinary course, taught by clinician researchers and auditory neuroscience academic researchers. You can attend for one, two or three days. The course is run by the UCL Ear Institute. Who this course is for This course is suitable for: audiologists and audiology assistants hearing therapists audiology students teachers of the deaf speech and language therapists general practitioners with a special interest in audiology audiovestibular doctors and other health professionals other health professionals with an interest in hearing and cognition You should have some basic knowledge in audiology. Course content Focus of each day The focus for each day is as follows: Day 1 - Auditory processing from the ear to the cortex in a clinical context Day 2 - Auditory processing, language and cognitive interactions in children Day 3 - Hearing, auditory processing and cognition The full programme is available on the Ear Institute website. Course aims The three-day course aims to provide: a scientific understanding of auditory processing in individuals with an auditory processing developmental or cognitive disorder the theoretical knowledge required to assess, investigate and manage patients with a range of hearing/listening complaints in the presence of auditory processing, language, cognitive disorders and hearing loss an understanding of the specific needs of both children and adults with these disorders, with some illustrative case studies an update on relevant current research in basic neuroscience and translational clinical applications What you'll learn Over the three days, you'll learn about: the anatomy and physiology of the peripheral and central auditory pathways the definition of auditory processing disorders (APD) and controversies clinical presentations of APD in adults and children and the interplay of auditory processing, cognition and language diagnostic considerations for APD including its differential diagnosis from auditory neuropathy spectrum disorders, developmental and/or cognitive disorders current test batteries for assessment of different cohorts of patients with APD (eg the child with developmental disorders; dementia patients) multidisciplinary management of individuals with APD and with or without other hearing impairment, cognitive or developmental disorders in adults and children with APD research tests in development electrophysiological tests for auditory processing using auditory devices and training programmes in the management of APD Learning outcomes By the end of this course you should be able to: obtain a history of individuals suspected of APD choose tests and other assessments for individuals suspected of APD consider differential diagnoses and recognise the need for multidisciplinary assessment formulate a management approach for APD recognise current limitations and controversies in the field of APD
Tel: +44 (0)20 7679 8909
Website: ucl.ac.uk/short-courses/search-courses/auditory-processing-disorders
Sponsor: UCL


UCL Ear Institute
332 Gray’s Inn Road, London, WC1X 8EE
Tel: 02034567870
University College London
Gower St, London, WC1E 6BT
Tel: 020 7679 2000