LD Expert Podcast

Episode 40: Missed Diagnosis and Overlapping Symptoms with APD – Dr. Elizabeth Geringer


    In this Episode


    Are you familiar with auditory attention? That it could be confused with visual attention, and even executive function? It really takes a specialist to tease out those nuances.

    This week’s podcast guest is Dr. Elizabeth Geringer, a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in neurodevelopmental, neuropsychological, and independent educational evaluations for children, adolescents, and adults. 

    She shares her process and what it takes to get an accurate diagnosis on learning challenges like auditory processing disorder (APD).

    In this week's episode, you'll learn:

    • The different types of testing done with a clinical psychologist vs at school
    • Missed diagnoses and overlapping symptoms of APD with autism, dyslexia or ADHD
    • Example of the comprehensive way to identify the root of a reading problem

    Episode Highlight

    “When we're doing testing, we need to find out the unique ways that your child processes their world.

    Then when you have an accurate diagnosis, I really do think it opens up so many options and understanding for the whole family.

    -Dr. Elizabeth Geringer

    Bonus Q&A

    Once the child is diagnosed with a pediatrician, what's the next step?

    Tune in to the Bonus Q&A to hear how Dr. Geringer guides families through the process of getting their child tested.

    Episode Transcripts