Auditory Processing Disorder (APD), also known as Central Auditory Processing Disorder (CAPD), refers to a child’s ability to manage what he or she hears. APD makes it difficult for the individual to process and use auditory information. Many of the symptoms of APD overlap with ADHD as well as learning and language disorders. APD can negatively impact a child’s ability to interact with people, learn, and concentrate.
It is important to use a multidisciplinary approach to fully understand the cluster of problems associated with APD. This being said only an audiologist can make the diagnosis of APD.Read More