Central auditory processing disorder affects about 5% of school-aged children. Children with the disorder can’t process what they hear in the same way as other children. Their ears and brain don’t coordinate fully.
CAPD testing is appropriate for children who have normal hearing but have difficulty listening in noisy environments e.g. a classroom where the teacher’s voice can blend into the general noise in the classroom. A child can have attention problems, memory issues, difficulty with spelling, maths and reading.
CAPDOTS™ can be completed in the convenience of your own home, school or wherever there is a computer with an internet connection. No special equipment is required. The listening exercises must be completed 5 days per week, 30 minutes per day, for approximately 14 weeks.
Changes in behaviour may be observed within 6 to 8 weeks after starting the program. Improvements in conversational skills, verbal output, participation and alertness may be seen. However, completing the program is required to fully entrench the training. Pre- and post- CAPDOT testing has shown significant improvements in hearing in background noise and hearing multiple inputs simultaneously.