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Does a child with Auditory Processing Disorder also have Autism?

posted Feb 18, 2017, 8:32 AM by LD Teacher
It can happen that a child with an auditory processing disorder has characteristics of the language delays commonly observed in a child on the autism spectrum. That does not mean, however, that the child has a diagnosis of autism. Each child's language delays and behaviors are unique, but there are some distinguishing characteristics noted by experts that are part of the range of "symptoms" of autism: echolalia, stimming, lack of sustained eye contact. These behaviors are not part of the "symptoms" of an auditory processing disorder.