Offering diagnosis and treatment of communication, hearing, and swallowing disorders
Published: Aug. 8, 2008
Updated: Nov. 3, 2011
Duke Speech Pathology and Audiology's Central Auditory Processing Clinic provides comprehensive multidisciplinary evaluation and treatment services for patients with central auditory processing disorder (ADP).
Central auditory processing disorder (CAPD) is when a person’s hearing abilities are normal but they are unable to understand and process speech. CAPD is a disorder that is associated with a number of behaviors and symptoms, some of which may be quite subtle. Testing for this disorder is typically completed on patients who are six years and older.
CAPD presents itself in a number of different way, including:
When children have trouble understanding language, they often struggle in school. Common academic problems associated with CAPD include:
A speech pathologist and audiologist will conduct an interview and evaluation to determine your child's specific strengths and weaknesses in the home and at school.
Upon completion of the evaluations, you will meet with team members who will explain the results, answer questions, and discuss appropriate remediation, management and intervention.
The evaluation begins at 10:00 AM and will conclude at 4:30 PM. Please arrive promptly as the evaluation will take the entire time. A lunch break will be given from 12:00-1:00 PM. There is a cafeteria on site to purchase lunch or you may bring your own food.
Audiology assessment may include testing of:
Speech pathology assessment may include an assessment of:
Please bring the following items with you to the evaluation:
Please do not alter your child’s diet, medications, or routine for this appointment. Continue all treatments and medications as prescribed by the child’s physicians.