Selective mutism sometimes is caused by hypersensitivity to sound. You can tell if that’s the case when the person is good one on one but only shuts down in groups that are too large. This is different than someone who shuts down with anyone who makes them uncomfortable no matter how long they know them or how small the group. One is overwhelm…Read More
Misophonia is a hatred of sound. The term is fairly new (coined in 2000) and seems to be gaining traction.
There are a number of contributing factors that can cause misophonia. Getting to the bottom of what is contributing is important to effective treatment.
There’s a 4th type of “ADHD”.
The misdiagnosed type. The type that presents behaviorally as ADHD but is something else, such as an auditory processing disorder (which is too often misdiagnosed as ADHD) or auditory fatigue.
Other possibilities include a language impairment, a sleep disorder, anxiety, etc…
Differential diagnosis is key to…Read More
Chanie Monoker, CCC-A
I service birth through 35 year olds using a tiered assessment approach to differentially diagnose communication and learning differences.
My research on assessing auditory processing using objective measures was award winning, and was presented at the 2017 ASHA convention.
I received my Master’s degree in Communication Sciences from Hunter College and am a licensed audiologist in both NY and NJ.