Purpose: Identify children who may be experiencing auditory processing disorder
Age: 5–12 years
Time: 30–45 minutes
The Auditory Processing Abilities Test (APAT) is a norm-referenced auditory processing battery for use with children ages 5-0 through 12-11.
It may be used:
The APAT was developed using a model based on a hierarchy of auditory processing skills that are basic to listening and processing spoken language. These skills range from sensation to memory to cohesion.
The APAT is comprised of 10 subtests that quantify a child's performance in various areas of auditory processing:
The APAT provides composite index scores as well as individual subtest scores: Global Index reflecting overall auditory processing efficiency, Linguistic Processing Index, and Auditory Memory Index.
The battery is designed primarily to be used by speech-language pathologists but may also be used by other professionals such as learning disability specialists, psychologists, and resource specialists.