Auditory processing disorder (APD),

also known as central auditory processing disorder (CAPD), is a hearing problem that affects about 5% of school-aged children. Kids with this condition can’t process what they hear in the same way other kids do because their ears and brain don’t fully coordinate.

Key defining points include:

  • Hearing ability is adequate
  • The child’s ability to listen is impaired
  • There is a neurological basis
  • A breakdown in receiving and using auditory information.

To diagnose APD, the audiologist will administer a series of tests in a sound-treated room. … Once a diagnosis of APD is made, the nature of the disorder is determined. There are many types of auditory processing deficits and, because each child is an individual, APD may manifest itself in a variety of ways.

We take a collaborative review approach; together our audiologist, speech-language pathologist and our occupational therapist will review your child’s historical deficits and parental concerns to allow us to better evaluate and treat your child.

APD testing is scheduled for 2 hours and a hearing test needs to be done prior and separately from the APD test.

 

Key defining points include:

  • Hearing ability is adequate
  • The child’s ability to listen is impaired
  • There is a neurological basis
  • A breakdown in receiving and using auditory information.

To diagnose APD, the audiologist will administer a series of tests in a sound-treated room. … Once a diagnosis of APD is made, the nature of the disorder is determined. There are many types of auditory processing deficits and, because each child is an individual, APD may manifest itself in a variety of ways.

We take a collaborative review approach; together our audiologist, speech-language pathologist and our occupational therapist will review your child’s historical deficits and parental concerns to allow us to better evaluate and treat your child.

APD testing is scheduled for 2 hours and a hearing test needs to be done prior and separately from the APD test.