Q:

The teacher keeps writing in notes that my child may have an auditory-processing problem. Who is the professional who could evaluate or help my daughter with this problem? -- Concerned

A:

The teacher needs to explain auditory-processing disorder to you. An auditory-processing problem occurs when sounds traveling through the ear get adversely processed or interpreted by the brain. Children with this problem do not recognize the slight differences between sounds in words. Most speech/language therapists or pathologists are able to properly diagnose and provide appropriate therapy for this problem.