Auditory Processing / CAPD / Language Processing CHECKLIST

The American Speech-Hearing-Language Association (ASHA) has defined auditory processing disorder as “a deficiency in one or more of the following phenomena: sound localization and lateralization, auditory discrimination, auditory pattern recognition, recognition of temporal aspects of audition, auditory performance decrease with competing acoustic signals, and auditory performance decrease with degraded signals.”

Children with Central Auditory Processing problems have difficulty understanding spoken language in a meaningful way, often in the absence of a hearing loss.

Auditory processing problems can particularly affect learning in areas such as spelling and reading. It is important identify problems early and help your child obtain strategies to compensate. An audiologist will evaluate a child’s hearing acuity and identify possible processing problems. And a speech-language pathologist will evaluate the child’s perception of speech and understanding of expressive language.

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These checklists are not intended to substitute for a professional opinion. If you have concerns, please have your child seen by an appropriate specialist.