Central auditory processing disorders in children

David Molter, Peggy Nelson

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Central auditory processing disorders (CAPDs) in children are frequently talked about by parents and teachers, but they remain poorly understood and infrequently recognized. Fortunately, these disorders have been receiving increased consideration in both the clinical and research environments. A recent consensus statement may begin to clarify conflicting definitions, especially between general reading and language disorders and disorders of the auditory mechanism. Evidence suggests that central auditory changes may be caused by long-term peripheral hearing loss, such as that seen in otitis media. Clinical studies that refine the understanding of CAPD at the neurological level help delineate the structures involved. It is apparent that intervention must be individualized after diagnosis. There is a great need for long-term reports on outcome.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)337-339
Number of pages3
JournalCurrent Opinion in Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1997


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