The APDQ is a differential
screening tool for childrenís listening and learning which
looks at the relative strength of a student's auditory
processing, attention, and language skills. Authored by Dr.
Brian OíHara, a developmental-behavioral pediatrician in
Honolulu, Hawaii, It has a 2016 copyright and is available
for online use in 2023.
Using this questionnaire,
parents and/or teachers of 7 to 18 year-olds rate a
studentís skills on 50 key items which can be readily
observed in daily life.
A REPORT is then made outlining
the studentís relative risk profile for Hearing-Auditory
Processing, Attention and Language-Learning disorders.
REPORT findings have been very
useful in guiding clinical referrals, with screening
accuracy reported in the 70 to 85% range. The questionnaire
has been translated into seven foreign languages and
recommend as a screening tool for APD by consensus panels
from the American Academy of Audiology and the New Zealand
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