Tips for the Differential Diagnosis of Central Auditory Processing Disorder (CAPD)
When examining scores on central auditory processing tests, the examiner looks for patterns across the test battery to make a diagnosis. Often, the pattern is very clear and indicates a specific primary type of central auditory processing disorder (CAPD). But sometimes the pattern isn’t so clear, and we risk over- or underinterpreting the data, leading to misdiagnosis and ineffective intervention. In this course, Jeanane Ferre will discuss case studies to illustrate when data supports a diagnosis of a specific CAPD and when it does not. You’ll walk away with greater confidence in diagnostic decision making.
Use the central auditory processing test battery to rule in or out a specific primary CAPD.
Identify test results suggesting secondary (nonauditory) processing issues.
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