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What is Central Auditory Processing Disorder?
Central auditory processing disorder (CAPD) is an inability or limited ability to pay attention, recognize, tell the difference, remember or comprehend auditory information. A person with CAPD can have normal intelligence and hearing.
This definition is from Crisis Counseling .
Central auditory processing disorder is acknowledged to be a major cause of dyslexia.
CAPD is one of the most difficult processing disorders to detect and diagnose, it may sometimes be misdiagnosed as ADD, ADHD, Asperger Syndrome, and other forms of autism, but it may also be a large aspect of those conditions if it is considered a significant part of the overall diagnosis.
This information was derived from Wikipedia
What are the causes of Central Auditory Processing Disorder?
The causes of CAPD are often unknown or debated. They might include head trauma, recurring ear infections, lead poisoning, or possibly none of these.
This information is derived from Brain Training
What are the characteristics of Central Auditory Processing Disorder?
From the Schwab Learning Center (Schwab Learning Center no longer available) transferred to Great Schools, children with auditory processing disorder have been observed to:
- Have trouble paying attention to and remembering information presented orally.
- Have problems carrying out multistep directions.
- Have poor listening skills.
- Need more time to process information.
- Have low academic performance.
- Have behavior problems.
- Have language difficulty. (e.g., they confuse syllable sequences and have problems developing vocabulary and understanding language)
- Have difficulty with reading, comprehension, spelling, and vocabulary.
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Needs and Solutions
CAPD is difficult to evaluate and much research is still needed to understand CAPD and what can be done to help children and adults with this disorder. Several strategies have been developed to help children with CAPD. Some are available, but have not been fully studied.
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- Auditory Trainers
- Environmental Modifications
- Language Building
- Auditory Memory Enhancement
- Auditory Integration Training
Organizations and websites that provide information about Central Auditory Processing Disorder:
ADD ADHD Advances: CAPD is written by a doctor who is also a father and educator of two children with ADD.
This page has helpful information about CAPD. The program is a product that requires purchasing, however there is helpful information on the website.
American Speech-Language Hearing Association: Understanding Auditory Processing Disorders in Children
by Teri James Bellis, PhD, CCC-A. This article offers information terminology, definition, diagnoses, treatment and how to find an audiologist in your area.
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