Three Commonly Asked Questions About Central Auditory Processing Disorders Assessment Clinical Focus: Consult
Clinical Focus: Consult  |   November 01, 1994
Three Commonly Asked Questions About Central Auditory Processing Disorders
 
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Frank E. Musiek, PhD
    Section of Otolaryngology, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH 03756-0001
  • Gail D. Chermak
    Washington State University, Pullman
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Hearing Disorders / Language Disorders / Clinical Focus
Clinical Focus: Consult   |   November 01, 1994
Three Commonly Asked Questions About Central Auditory Processing Disorders
American Journal of Audiology, November 1994, Vol. 3, 23-27. doi:10.1044/1059-0889.0303.23
History: Received March 22, 1993 , Accepted October 2, 1993
 
American Journal of Audiology, November 1994, Vol. 3, 23-27. doi:10.1044/1059-0889.0303.23
History: Received March 22, 1993; Accepted October 2, 1993
I n our practices, and at national meetings, several questions arise repeatedly about central auditory assessment and the management of people with central auditory processing disorders (CAPD). We felt it would be helpful to publish these questions along with our answers to them. The questions in this article will deal only with assessment, and will address both adult and pediatric populations.
Question 1. What test battery do you recommend for evaluating CAPD in children and adults?
Because the topic of selecting tests for assessing central auditory processing disorders (CAPD) is complex and lengthy, we will cover only the main points. The authors are not in favor of using the same central test battery for all patients. Because certain tests are appropriate for specific situations and patients, a tailored set of tests should be chosen for each situation. The following general points should be considered when choosing tests to assess CAPD.
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