Opening Pandora's Box The Reliability of CAPD Tests Letter to the Editor
Letter to the Editor  |   July 01, 1995
Opening Pandora's Box
 
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Anthony T. Cacace
    Albany Medical College Albany, NY
  • Dennis J. McFarland
    New York State Health Department Albany, NY
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Hearing Disorders / Language Disorders / Letter to the Editor
Letter to the Editor   |   July 01, 1995
Opening Pandora's Box
American Journal of Audiology, July 1995, Vol. 4, 61-62. doi:10.1044/1059-0889.0402.61
 
American Journal of Audiology, July 1995, Vol. 4, 61-62. doi:10.1044/1059-0889.0402.61
Musiek and Chermak (1994)  are correct in identifying test reliability as an important issue in the assessment of central auditory processing disorders (CAPD). However, we must take exception with their statement that “a test’s reliability often cannot be determined using a population of patients with CAPD” (Musiek & Chermak, 1994). Rather, we agree with Franzen (1989)  that reliability of test performance should be estimated in a sample that is similar to the population for which the test is intended. Indeed, the clinician needs to know whether or not test scores will be repeatable in the particular patient being assessed (i.e., such as one with CAPD).
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