Central auditory processing disorder (CAPD) is also known as Auditory processing disorder (APD). People with CAPD usually have normal hearing. However, parents and/or other people often notice that their child(ren) have difficulty in understanding verbally presented information or require extra time to process what people are saying.
- Struggles with following directions
- Struggles with listening and following conversations, especially when there is background noise
- Difficulty differentiating between sounds in words
- Requires repetition or rephrasing of what people said
- Difficulty understanding or can become overwhelmed when others speak quickly
- Takes longer to respond to others
- Poor musical and singing skills
- Difficulty paying attention
- Easily distracted
While the symptoms of CAPD have some overlap with symptoms of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), we have clear diagnostic indicators that will allow us to accurately diagnose CAPD. When you make an appointment for a CAPD exam, we will perform a comprehensive hearing evaluation followed by the CAPD evaluation. Once CAPD is diagnosed, we will discuss treatment options. The appointment will start at 9:15am and be done around 2pm.
Dr. Miller is extremely knowledgeable. I found Dr. Miller to be very patient, thoroughly professional and compassionate. Her findings for our child have helped us tremendously as parents to better understand and relate to our child.
- Kim, Sammamish, Washington