Central Auditory Processing Disorder

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Central Auditory Processing Disorder

Central auditory processing disorder (CAPD) is a condition that affects about 5% of school aged children. Children with CAPD have trouble processing information they hear, such as directions a teacher may give, because their brain doesn’t understand the information their ears hear. Although the person may be speaking loudly and clearly, the child with CAPD may not be able to tell the difference between words that sound similar, such as “bed” and “head”. If background noise, such as cars driving by, is present, the child is likely to have an even more difficult time hearing what they are being told. Children with CAPD also have trouble hearing a set of directions then being able to carry out the multiple steps they just heard, causing them to become overwhelmed. Parents, teachers, and coaches may realize that the child has trouble with processing the information they hear, but only an audiologist (hearing specialist) can diagnose a child with CAPD. Treatment for CAPD includes exercises that help the child to focus on what they are hearing and to ignore background noise. Talk with your doctor to find the best treatment for you if you have been diagnosed with central auditory processing disorder.

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Oklahoma Family Network

To Provide emotional, informational and navigational support to those who have special health care needs or a disability, their families and the professionals who serve them. OFN promotes family/professional partnerships and family-centered care, assuring services are offered as recipients prefer..

Last Updated: 15 Apr 2013

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Following organizations serve the condition "Central Auditory Processing Disorder" for support, advocacy or research.

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Oklahoma Family Network

To Provide emotional, informational and navigational support to those who have special health care needs or a disability, their families and the professionals who serve them. OFN promotes family/professional partnerships and family-centered care, assuring services are offered as recipients prefer..

http://www.oklahomafamilynetwork.org

Last Updated: 15 Apr 2013

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Central Auditory Processing Disorder" returned 7 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

The influence of (central) auditory processing disorder on the severity of speech-sound disorders in children.
 

Author(s): Nadia Vilela, Tatiane Faria Barrozo, Luciana de Oliveira Pagan-Neves, Seisse Gabriela Gandolfi Sanches, Haydée Fiszbein Wertzner, Renata Mota Mamede Carvallo

Journal: Clinics (Sao Paulo). 2016 Feb;71(2):62-8.

 

To identify a cutoff value based on the Percentage of Consonants Correct-Revised index that could indicate the likelihood of a child with a speech-sound disorder also having a (central) auditory processing disorder .

Last Updated: 3 Mar 2016

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The influence of (central) auditory processing disorder in speech sound disorders.
 

Author(s): Tatiane Faria Barrozo, Luciana de Oliveira Pagan-Neves, Nadia Vilela, Renata Mota Mamede Carvallo, Haydée Fiszbein Wertzner

Journal: Braz J Otorhinolaryngol. ;82(1):56-64.

 

Considering the importance of auditory information for the acquisition and organization of phonological rules, the assessment of (central) auditory processing contributes to both the diagnosis and targeting of speech therapy in children with speech sound disorders.

Last Updated: 3 Feb 2016

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Central auditory processing disorder (CAPD) tests in a school-age hearing screening programme - analysis of 76,429 children.
 

Author(s): Piotr H Skarzynski, Andrzej W Wlodarczyk, Krzysztof Kochanek, Adam Pilka, Wiktor W Jedrzejczak, Lukasz Olszewski, Lukasz Bruski, Artur Niedzielski, Henryk Skarzynski

Journal: Ann Agric Environ Med. 2015 ;22(1):90-5.

 

Hearing disorders among school-age children are a current concern. Continuing studies have been performed in Poland since 2008, and on 2 December 2011 the EU Council adopted Conclusions on the Early Detection and Treatment of Communication Disorders in Children, Including the Use ...

Last Updated: 18 Mar 2015

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The terms "Central Auditory Processing Disorder" returned 0 free, full-text review articles on human participants.

 
 
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The Listening Project at the ADD Centre and Biofeedback Institute of Toronto
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Auditory Perceptual Disorders; Stress Disorder

 

Last Updated: 8 Nov 2017

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The Listening Project at Reiss-Davis/Vista Del Mar Child and Family Services
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Auditory Perceptual Disorders; Stress Disorder

 

Last Updated: 8 Nov 2017

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The Listening Project: Tuning Into Change
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Auditory Perceptual Disorders; Stress Disorder

 

Last Updated: 8 Nov 2017

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