we've always said that at times our son doesn't hear what we say correctly. A clinician thought he had an auditory processing problem but testing at school came back fine. Another clinician and psychiatrist at the hospital told us that he hears only what he wants to hear. The intensive outpatient program that he was just attending had them see their psychiatrist. When husband & I met with the psychiatrist and son's counselor after their meeting with my son, the counselor complained that he only hears what he wants to hear. She felt he just deleted parts of what was said to get things turned to his advantage. The psychiatrist said that we have to think of it like dyslexia. He told us with dyslexia people do not see what is written properly. So, our son does not hear what is being said properly. Isn't that an auditory processing problem or is there a different name for this?