Beyond Controversies: The Science Behind Central Auditory Processing Disorder

Central auditory processing disorder (CAPD) is a complex and evolving subject, but remains a solid diagnostic entity. While there is some variance in diagnostic criteria across US and European professional association guidelines, this simply reflects the need for additional research with participants with confirmed CAPD. A considerable body of research exists demonstrating the efficiency of individual central auditory tests and central auditory test batteries based on performance of individuals with confirmed CANS lesions, including such lesions in children. Authors Gail Chermak, PhD, Frank Musiek, PhD, and Jeffrey Weihing, PhD, provide information that will assist clinicians in making informed, evidence-based clinical decisions about CAPD.