central auditory processing disorder


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central auditory processing disorder (CAPD)

difficulty in processing and interpreting auditory stimuli in the absence of a peripheral hearing loss, usually resulting from a problem in the brainstem or cerebral cortex. Children with CAPD often have difficulty with written language tasks and may exhibit other learning disabilities as well.

auditory processing disorder

A generic term for a condition caused by ear infections and head trauma characterised by difficulty in processing of auditory information in the CNS.

Auditory processing disorders—difficulties in:
• Sound localisation and lateralisation;
• Auditory discrimination;
• Auditory pattern recognition;
• Temporal aspects of audition, including
    — Temporal integration,
    — Temporal discrimination (e.g., temporal gap detection),
    — Temporal ordering and temporal masking;
• Auditory performance in competing acoustic signals (including dichotic listening);
• Auditory performance with degraded acoustic signals.

central auditory processing disorder

Audiology The inability to differentiate, recognize, or understand sounds in a person with normal hearing and intelligence

central auditory processing disorder

A condition, sometimes confused with attention deficit disorder or hearing disorders, in which a child has normal hearing and intelligence, but cannot interpret sounds and their correct contexts or meanings.
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Central auditory processing disorders are common, frequently unrecognized impairments in neural processing of auditory stimuli.
Central auditory processing disorders (CAPD) often result in both receptive and expressive language disorders, and children with language impairments exhibit a five times greater chance of developing reading problems (Gillon, 2001).
This update of the 2007 edition incorporates new findings on central auditory processing disorders (CADP).
This new project represents Bio-logic's initial entry into the market of clinical evaluation of learning disabilities and central auditory processing disorders, which is a significant opportunity for the company and the industry in the future.

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