|How is Auditory Processing Disorder Diagnosed?|
Central auditory processing disorder (CAPD) is a difficult disorder to detect and diagnosis. Since it usually looks like other learning issues, it is often overlooked as a possibility. A person can have multiple diagnosis (ADHD and CAPD are often found together), but sometimes CAPD is not detected as it is overshadowed by the more familiar diagnosis.
Disorders often confused with CAPD:
Tests Performed to Detect CAPD
There are no specific-measure tests, like an MRI or blood test, which can detect the presence of CAPD. In order to determine if a person has CAPD, a series of tests must be administered by an audiologist. These test rule in or rule out specific auditory processing abilities. Then the audiologist can make a diagnosis.
[note]There is no standard battery of tests for diagnosing APD.
There are four types of tests that audiologist will use:
Find an audiologist with a CAPD specialty
Many audiologists are not trained in the area of CAPD. It takes many years of studying and assessments to recognize the patterns that are exhibited by an individual with CAPD. While there are several screening tests that any audiologist could perform, it is essential for a definitive diagnosis that you find an audiologist who specializes in assessing and diagnosing CAPD.
At CAPDsupport we have a directory of audiologists who specialize in CAPD diagnosis.
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