Central Auditory Processing Disorder

CAPD adversely affects a person’s ability to use auditory information to communicate and learn efficiently. Some of these children appear to “tune out” the sounds and voices around them. Others seem to be hypersensitive to sounds. These children and adults can exhibit symptoms of dyslexia, speech/language delay, attention deficit disorder, or autism spectrum disorder.

The treatment we provide is specifically designed to develop phonological, orthographic, and visual-motor processing as well as oral language comprehension. People with a diagnosis of CAPD often experience other processing deficits as well that are contributing to the overall struggle to learn efficiently.

We worked with a young man in 3rd grade who had been diagnosed with CAPD and was also struggling to acquire good reading and spelling skills. He had a phonological deficit and a visual-motor processing deficit. When he finished the treatment process we retested him, as we do with all of our students who finish. His paragraph reading accuracy went from the 5th percentile (well below average) at pretest to the 63rd percentile. His mother contacted us when he was in 6th grade to tell us that he loves to read and is making excellent grades.

We would be happy to talk to you about your specific situation to see if what we do might be of benefit.

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