(Central) Auditory Processing Disorder Grand Rounds: Multiple Cases, Multiple Causes, Multiple Outcomes Purpose The purpose of this article was to provide multiple examples of how (central) auditory processing disorder ([C]APD) is being evaluated and treated at various audiology clinics throughout the United States. Method The authors present 5 cases highlighting the diagnosis and treatment of (C)APD in children and adults. ... Clinical Focus
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Clinical Focus  |   August 09, 2017
(Central) Auditory Processing Disorder Grand Rounds: Multiple Cases, Multiple Causes, Multiple Outcomes
 
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Cynthia McCormick Richburg
    Indiana University of Pennsylvania
  • Samuel R. Atcherson
    University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock
  • Ursula M. Findlen
    Nationwide Children's Hospital, Columbus, OH
  • Sarah Wakefield
    Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • Natalie J. Benafield
    University of Central Arkansas, Conway
  • Disclosure: The authors have declared that no competing interests existed at the time of publication.
    Disclosure: The authors have declared that no competing interests existed at the time of publication. ×
  • Correspondence to Cynthia M. Richburg: cynthia.richburg@iup.edu
  • Editor: Sumitrajit Dhar
    Editor: Sumitrajit Dhar×
  • Associate Editor: Ann Eddins
    Associate Editor: Ann Eddins×
Article Information
Newly Published / Clinical Focus
Clinical Focus   |   August 09, 2017
(Central) Auditory Processing Disorder Grand Rounds: Multiple Cases, Multiple Causes, Multiple Outcomes
American Journal of Audiology, Newly Published. doi:10.1044/2017_AJA-16-0074
History: Received August 30, 2016 , Revised January 31, 2017 , Accepted March 7, 2017
 
American Journal of Audiology, Newly Published. doi:10.1044/2017_AJA-16-0074
History: Received August 30, 2016; Revised January 31, 2017; Accepted March 7, 2017

Purpose The purpose of this article was to provide multiple examples of how (central) auditory processing disorder ([C]APD) is being evaluated and treated at various audiology clinics throughout the United States.

Method The authors present 5 cases highlighting the diagnosis and treatment of (C)APD in children and adults. Similarities and differences between these cases have been showcased through detailed histories, evaluation protocol, and treatment options. When possible, the rationale for evaluation procedures and intervention processes were described and compared with guidelines and findings within the literature.

Results and Conclusions These cases illustrate the varied processes and clinical protocols by which children and adults are evaluated, diagnosed, counseled, and treated for (C)APD. In addition, similarities and differences between the referral source, evaluation team, developmental history, comorbidities, test battery, recommendations, and remediations were described. The multiple clinic sites, diversity of clinical philosophies, variety of test measures, and diversity of patient populations make these cases ideal for showcasing the assortment of methodologies used with patients who present with histories and characteristics consistent with (C)APD.

Acknowledgment
These cases were presented orally by the authors as a featured session entitled “Grand Rounds: (C)APD” at the AudiologyNOW! annual convention in San Antonio, Texas, in March of 2015.
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