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Information: Central Auditory Processing Disorder

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What is Central Auditory Processing Disorder?


What are the causes of Central Auditory Processing Disorder?

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:

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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.
These include:

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More Information

Organizations and websites that provide information about Central Auditory Processing Disorder:

New Sign 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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