Every Autistic adult I spoke with seemed to experience some level of auditory processing difficulty. It stands to reason that Autistic children experience the same.
Children might not have the ability to communicate this disability. And it might be difficult for adults to pick up on because it is not necessarily constant. And if the hearing tests come back “normal” and professionals don’t seem to be talking about it….
We are left with an unaccommodated ability which is often written off as behavioral issues.
And of course there is the frustration that is certain when a disability is not supported appropriately which could easily contribute to “behaviors.