Auditory processing is the ability to interpret the sounds that one has heard. Auditory processing is what the listener does with the auditory information they hear. It is not simply hearing the sounds themselves, but understanding what was heard. For some people, they hear well, but cannot process and then act on the information heard. Difficulty with auditory processing can make it challenging to stay focused or follow verbal directions. If this sounds like your child, consider a consult with our occupational therapists to see if this could be a factor!