Auditory Processing Disorder

Canadian Guidelines for Auditory Processing Disorder 

On December 13, 2012, the Canadian Interorganizational Steering Group for Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CISG), a consortium of professional associations, provincial regulatory bodies and university programs released Canadian Guidelines on Auditory Processing Disorder in Children and Adults: Assessment and Intervention. The guidelines provide a framework for working with individuals with this disorder. 

As a member of CISG, SAC is confident that these guidelines will shed light on APD and help ensure that this disorder is managed in a consistent way across Canada.

Download the guidelines. Please note that this document and the ones below were created when SAC was called the Canadian Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists (CASLPA).

Media Relations

On December 13, 2012, SAC held a press conference on parliament hill and sent out a press release to media outlets across Canada. Because APD is a complex disorder and we wanted to get our message out to as many people as possible, we chose to focus on one specific message related to APD: the case of children and the need to raise awareness to ensure that children with APD do not fall through the cracks. 

The story was been picked up by media outlets across the country and we conducted several interviews for print, radio and television. 

Raising the Profile of APD

As part of our 2013 Speech and Hearing Month focus on Early Identification and Intervention, we developed and distributed materials to help raise awareness about APD among parents, caregivers and health-care professionals.