Auditory Processing Disorder – Deficits of brain pathways ascending from the outer, middle, and inner ear. 

Auditory processing disorder (APD), also known as central auditory processing disorder (CAPD), is a deficit in one or more specific brain pathways involved in processing sound. APD is a complex problem wherein individuals can’t process the information they hear in the same way as others;  the ear and brain do not fully coordinate.  Although hearing is considered normal (e.g. with a physician administered hearing exam), something adversely affects the way the brain recognizes and interprets sounds, most notably the sounds composing speech.  Since the pathways involved in auditory processing are connected and integrated with other brain pathways, APD can manifest with far-reaching symptoms involving behavior, emotion, motor skills, and executive functions.

APD Brain Pathways dual

 

Therapeutic Literacy Center in collaboration with Balance & Hearing Specialty Group provides Deficit-Specific Therapy for APD

Auditory Decoding/Auditory Closure
Temporal Processing/Temporal Patterning
Binaural Integration/Separation
Binaural Interaction
Speech Discrimination
Hyperacusis

Contact us for a consultation or for more information related to APD Testing, Therapy, and Treatment.