Auditory Processing Disorder

Below you will find more information about Auditory Processing Disorder from Medigest. If you believe that you are suffering from any of the symptoms of Auditory Processing Disorder it is important that you obtain an accurate diagnosis from a medical professional to ensure that you obtain the correct medication or treatment for your condition. There are medical conditions that carry similar symptoms associated with Auditory Processing Disorder and therefore the information provided by Medigest is offered as a guideline only and should never be used in preference to seeking professional medical advice. The information relating to Auditory Processing Disorder comes from a third party source and Medigest will not be held liable for any inaccuracies relating to the information shown.

Definition

Auditory Processing Disorder other wise known as the Central Auditory Processing Disorder or the CAPD for brevity is a medical condition where the person affected, usually children of school age, cannot process information they received through hearing because their ears and brain do not fully coordinate.

Diagnosis

Diagnosis is made through an examination by an audiologists and undergoing screening for Auditory Processing Disorder and standard hearing screenings.

Treatment

Treatment includes undergoing speech therapist.

Symptoms and Signs

Symptoms include difficulty in repeating back words and phrases without comprehension or the echolalia, re-auditorizatioin, unintelligible speech, difficulty memorizing names and places including words and number sequence and delay in the speech and language.

Causes

Auditory Processing Disorder is said to be caused by trauma in the head, chronic ear infection, and lead poisoning.

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