Hear Clear, Speak Well

Auditory Processing (AP) Questionnaire

Computer based learning has become an effective way for students to learn mainly because the computer can give a student thousands of opportunities to experience necessary information being taught.

Information provided on this Questionnaire will be used for the sole purpose of determining whether or not your child/student will benefit from using an on-line program to support his/her auditory development for better attention, listening, speaking, and/or reading.

Instructions: Click “Yes” for the items you feel apply to your child/student, and click “No” for the items that don't apply, based on your observations.


1.says “huh”? or “what”?
2.is easily distracted when expected to be listening
3.often misunderstands what is said
4.requests that information be repeated or clarified
5.misinterprets requests
6.has difficulty following or understanding discussions
7.has difficulty following oral directions
8.has difficulty understanding new information
9.has difficulty listening when there is background noise
10.confuses words that sound alike
11.learns poorly when information is presented auditorally
12.has poor receptive language skills
13.does not seem to listen even though he/she has good hearing


1.has a short attention span
2.has difficulty staying focused
3.is easily distracted during learning situations
4.has difficulty with phonics and speech discriminations
5.has poor short-term memory
6.has poor sequencing skills
7.has reading problems
8.has spelling problems
9.has other learning problems
10.has behavior problems
11.seems to miss important information in noisy situations
12.seems to have difficulty in speaking situations


1.gives inconsistent responses to auditory information
2.has difficulty answering open-ended questions
3.uses vague language, not clear about what they are trying to say
4.has difficulty with word-finding
5.frequently says “ummm” when speaking
6.tends to ramble on when retelling events or explaining
7.frequently mispronounces words
8.gives slow or delayed responses to verbal stimuli
9.has poor expressive language skills

In the test manual for the Auditory Processing Abilities Test, Ross-Swain and Long provide a list of characteristics which a person may demonstrate if they are experiencing difficulty with auditory perception/processing. These characteristics were compiled from the work of Fahey and Reid (2000), Language Development Differences and Disorders, and by Gillet (1993), Auditory Processes.