Fixing sensory processing disorders

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Fixing sensory processing disorders

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Language processing disorders, auditory processing disorders and visual processing disorders can all be remediated with the proper kind of therapy. What’s tricky is finding the specialist who can determine what the underlying cause is and then treat it accordingly. We see different kinds of therapies being used to treat these kinds of disorders and they’re not always successful, because the person who may be treating it may not quite understand the neurological implication. You have to remember that all of these perceptual or processing issues that we’re talking about, they’re driven by the brain. You have to understand the brain neurology in order to be able to treat these issues appropriately. Otherwise, the children end up in therapy for years and year with a little bit of gain, but they’re never really getting to the true core of the problem. Does that person have to live with an auditory processing delay? Often, yes. They will have it their entire lives. But what happens is you’re healing the system and if you can’t fully correct it, you’re teaching them what they need to do to be able to be functional with their auditory processing. It also depends on how early you catch these problems. The earlier you catch them, the quicker you move towards early intervention, the better your end result is going to be.

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Erin Kayem, MS, CCC-SLP

Speech Pathologist

As a Co-Founder and Executive Director of the Neurodevelopmental Learning Institute/Brain Enhancement Institute, Erin Kayem is a Licensed Speech Language Pathologist, with a Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech Language and Hearing Association.

Erin graduated from the University of Manitoba, Canada, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and Linguistics. She also graduated from the University of North Dakota with a Bachelor of Science degree in Communication Disorders. Once completing her undergraduate work, Erin went on to obtain her Master of Science degree in Speech Pathology from Fort Hays State University in Kansas.

Erin has had extensive experience working with children of all ages in various medical and clinical settings. This has given her a strong background in all areas of child and adolescent speech and language delays/disorders, including, neurogenic speech and language disorders, oral motor and swallowing disorders, voice disorders and apraxia. Erin also specializes in the treatment of auditory processing disorders and other learning disabilities as they relate to speech and language development. She is a national speaker, author, trainer, and mother. Her years of dedication to the field have helped both children and adults.

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