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.