Central Auditory Processing Disorder Therapy

Central Auditory Processing Disorder Therapy

Central Auditory Processing Disorder Therapy

Central Auditory Processing Disorder Therapy: Hope
Central auditory processing disorder therapy can provide hope for your struggling child. “Auditory processing” is the term used to describe what happens when your brain recognizes and interprets sound. It becomes disordered when something in the brain interferes with the recognition and interpretation process. The interference is commonly due to weak cognitive skills that use auditory processing elements. Cognitive skills training strengthens those weak areas so that there is no longer interference in the brain. There are a number of other alternative therapies out there for children with CAPD. More research needs to be done, however, on the effectiveness of many of the other therapies that are available.

Central Auditory Processing Disorder Therapy: Different Strategies
Central auditory processing disorder therapy works for some people, but doesn’t work for others. Here are some common strategies among those with CAPD:Auditory trainers:

       Used to help focus attention on a speaker by reducing the interference of background noise. Often used in classrooms, the teacher wears a microphone to transmit the sound to the child wearing the headset.

Environmental Adjustments:

       Changing the seating, placement, and classroom acoustics may help. Any way to improve the listening environment can be helpful.

Auditory Memory Enhancement:

       The goal is to reduce the detailed information to a more basic representation. It is used to address specific difficulties sometimes by teachers and therapists.

Auditory integration training:

     Used by practitioners to retrain the auditory system by decreasing hearing distortion. However, no research has proven the benefits of this treatment.

Central Auditory Processing Disorder Therapy: Cognitive Skills Treatment
Central auditory processing disorder therapy can be a scary endeavor – especially if you don’t know what to expect. You don’t want to get your hopes up and then end up empty handed. At LearningRx we offer cognitive skills training to help strengthen the brain’s weak areas. We also offer an assessment that is able to determine which areas your child has difficulty in so that appropriate training can take place. Our trainers work one-on-one with your child to strengthen different skills such as…

Sound Analysis – The ability to correctly discern the component sounds of words.

Sound Blending – The ability to combine sounds accurately in the formation of words.

Sound Segmenting – The ability to hear and separate the individual sounds that have been combined to create words.

We’ve helped many children with CAPD have a normal life; a life conducive to learning. To find out more information about how LearningRx can help your child with CAPDcontact a local LearningRx near you today.

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