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Auditory Processing Disorder (APD / CAPD)
"At-risk children for CAPD also include those who are observed to be
distractible, have difficulty starting and/or completing assignments, are
easily flustered or confused in noisy environments, are sensitive to loud
sounds, and demonstrate difficulty with following verbal directions.
Children with central auditory processing disorders often perform below their
potential in school. They are many times classified as "underachievers" by
their teachers and parents." Central
Auditory Processing Disorder
See also ...
It Feels Like: Auditory Processing Disorder
Anna on her blog, Easy Read System
- Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) can be confusing to understand. The
best way to explain it is this: our five senses are touching, smelling,
hearing, seeing, and tasting. All of my five senses work just fine. APD does
have the “auditory” in it, which has to do with hearing. The processing part
is my brain. My brain and ears don’t work well together, and my brain
doesn’t process all the gazillion things I hear correctly. It’s like if
someone is half sleeping. They can hear fine, but their brain isn’t fully on...
Evoked Potentials in Low-achieving Gifted Adolescents by Thomas G. Rigo
(available from Highbeam.com, by
subscription, or free trial)
- Rigo, Arehole and Hayes (in press) studied low-achieving gifted students
using formal behavioral tests of central auditory processing ability. They
found that low-achieving gifted children performed less well on various
auditory processing tasks when compared to achieving gifted students and
students of average intelligence. Furthermore, the performance of
low-achieving gifted children was similar to that of children identified as
Biology of Auditory Processing - Sound Sensitivity in
Eide Neurolearning Blog
- Parents and educators are perplexed by kids who show fight or flight
reaction to loud classrooms, parties, movies and more, but have perfectly
"normal" hearing per the audiologist. These reactions to sound that result
from the brain overactivation of brain regions like the amygdala...
Connection Brain Teasers
- Designed to exercise the neural pathways involved in distinguishing subtle
differences in sound, this group of games works at training the basic
fundamentals necessary for language, listening, and reading. Improvements in
these types of activities have been associated with improvements in academic
performance and reading...
and the gifted child: The relevance of central auditory processing deficit to
gifted education by Kay Pittelkow
- Some gifted children learn most effectively through non-auditory channels.
In school, they often perform well below their mental age. Because they are
gifted, they are intrinsically aware of their own lack of achievement
(particularly in respect to other less gifted children). They are “turned off”
school and are often disruptive in class or at home showing many of the
characteristics of the gifted learning disabled. The frustration, inner
conflict, boredom, lack of a suitable peers and fragile self-esteem of such
children translates into unruly and unsettling behaviour. These are
children at risk...
Auditory Processing Disorder
- CAPD is a condition in which one has difficulty processing or interpreting
auditory information when presented in a less than optimal listening
environment. Typically, individuals with CAPD have normal hearing when taking
a traditional pure tone and speech hearing test but are unable to interpret or
process speech when in an environment which is less than quiet...
Central Auditory Processing Disorder (CAPD)
- Central auditory processing disorder occurs when the ear and the brain do
not coordinate fully, auditory information breaks down somewhere beyond the
Helping Readers Reach
- A powerful and transformative multisensory reading intervention for
students in pre-K to grade 3 who struggle with reading. Often
recommended for students with diagnosed CAPD, and much less expensive than
other alternatives, available in 10 languages
- Audiologist supervised software intervention for auditory processing and
Beyond the Ears: Part I and
Hearing Beyond the Ears: Part
II by Brock L. Eide and Fernette F. Eide
- Despite the significance of these disorders, children with CAPD often go
undiagnosed and untreated. Indeed, many doctors, teachers, and therapists
have never even heard of CAPD, and many who have heard have only a vague
knowledge of this often confusing field. In this paper, we would like to
provide a basic understanding of the brain processes that constitute central
auditory processing and the signs that might suggest that a child is
suffering from CAPD.... (requires Adobe Reader)
Auditory Dysfunction by John O. Willis
- Post-Otitis Auditory Dysfunction (POAD) is a serious and underestimated
cause of multiple learning problems in school children. Despite Boucher's
(1986) dramatic findings, the problems of POAD often go unrecognized and
- Professionals compiled by Carolyn K.
- Need an audiologist, educational therapist, developmental optometrist for
your gifted child? These professionals have been recommended by other
parents and professionals...
When the Brain Can't Hear: Unraveling the Mystery of Auditory Processing
by Teri James Bellis
- Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) occurs when the brain cannot process or
understand correctly the sounds the ears hear, even though the ears might be
functioning properly. It is rarely recognized, often misdiagnosed, and poorly
understood, yet the effects can be devastating...
April 04, 2015