Central Auditory Processing Disorder
Central auditory processing disorder (CAPD) is a complex problem affecting approximately 5% of school-aged children. Auditory processing refers to the brain’s ability to recognize and interpret speech and non-speech sounds. Auditory processing disorders occur when the brain is unable to processing/interpret information. Children with CAPD may demonstrate difficulty with the following skills: attention, academic performance, behavior, spelling, following simple and complex directions, listening, reading, processing information, sentence structure (syntax), vocabulary acquisition and writing.