Central Auditory Processing Disorder (CAPD)
Children with an Auditory Processing Disorder, also known as Central Auditory Processing Disorder (cAPD), typically demonstrate all or some of the following behavior:
· have difficulty following more than one direction at a time;
· commonly ask “huh?” or “what” and often need information repeated;
· seem easily distracted or bored when conversations or activities do not include visual cues;
· become frustrated or upset by noisy environments and loud noises;
· are easily distracted in noisy situations, cannot tune out excess noise in supermarkets/restaurants;
· have poor memory for words and numbers;
· have difficulties with complex language such as word problems, riddles, jokes or a long story;
· struggle to hear the difference in similar sounding words;
· seems to daydream in class;
· struggle with basic language skills, such as reading and spelling.
If you notice any of these signs, your child may have APD. He/she will have more difficulty processing, remembering and expressing auditory information. Contact us for an evaluation and/or treatment. Our multi-disciplinary team of clinicians works personally with your child to overcome the listening and communication challenges impacting him/her at school and at home.