Case Studies in Effective Treatment of Central Auditory Processing Disorders The behavioral characteristics of central auditory processing disorder (CAPD) are similar to those of other neurocognitive and communicative disorders. Differential diagnosis is used to “tease out” the auditory specific deficit. Differential intervention combines specific management strategies with specific rehabilitative procedures to minimize the impact of the CAPD and improve skills. ... Article
Article  |   August 01, 2008
Case Studies in Effective Treatment of Central Auditory Processing Disorders
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Jeanane M. Ferre
    Private Practice, Oak Park, IL
  • Fotini M. Wickman
    Private Practice, Oak Park, IL
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Hearing Disorders / Language Disorders / Articles
Article   |   August 01, 2008
Case Studies in Effective Treatment of Central Auditory Processing Disorders
Perspectives on Audiology, August 2008, Vol. 4, 15-20. doi:10.1044/poa4.1.15
Perspectives on Audiology, August 2008, Vol. 4, 15-20. doi:10.1044/poa4.1.15
Abstract

The behavioral characteristics of central auditory processing disorder (CAPD) are similar to those of other neurocognitive and communicative disorders. Differential diagnosis is used to “tease out” the auditory specific deficit. Differential intervention combines specific management strategies with specific rehabilitative procedures to minimize the impact of the CAPD and improve skills. A compelling body of research supports the use of specific types of therapeutic rehabilitation for listeners with CAPD; however, additional research is needed regarding treatment outcomes for specific auditory deficits. Single-subject case studies can provide evidence of treatment effectiveness in a clinical setting. This paper presents two cases that provide evidence that the inclusion of deficit specific auditory treatment into the overall intervention plan of students with specific central auditory processing disorder can reduce the deficit and minimize its impact in a relatively short period of time.

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