Management plans are tailored jointly between the audiologist and speech-language therapist to suit individual auditory processing deficit profile. These may include some or all of the following:
Speech-language therapists provide therapy activities that directly target the auditory processes that the child has difficulty in, and at an appropriate level of difficulty. At least one family member is encouraged to attend the therapy sessions with the patient because successful remediation requires consistent practice. Where appropriate, computer-based programmes may be recommended.
Some of these include the development of listening strategies to avoid auditory fatigue and improving language skills to improve understanding of degraded auditory signals.
Some modifications in the classroom may be sufficient to help some children listen and process better. Preferential seating in the classroom to allow for additional visual cues may help a child with APD. Cutting down on background noises by closing the door or using a classroom with friendlier acoustics may also be recommended. The child may also benefit from an assistive listening device (FM system) that allows the child to hear the teacher directly whilst cutting out background noise.