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Old 09-18-2006, 10:13 AM   #1
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Who can diagnose CAPD?

I was told that only an audiologist can diagnose central auditory processing disorder. However, our psychologist just diagnosed our daughter with it. Is there a difference who diagnoses it? Is one professional better at it than another? Thanks for any input!!

 
Old 09-23-2006, 08:49 PM   #2
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Re: Who can diagnose CAPD?

My son was just diagnosed with an auditory processing disorder, and it was tested for at the same time he was tested for and diagnosed with dyslexia. I'm still learning all about it, as this is very new for me.

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Old 09-30-2006, 06:11 AM   #3
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Re: Who can diagnose CAPD?

Hi

To my knowledge an audiologist is the only one who can diagnose CAPD.

There are special tests that the audiologist needs to carry out, I'm not sure how or why a psychologist would have the special equipment needed for the tests.

Take your daughter to an audiologist and get a diagnosis from a professional who specialises in this to be sure
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Old 12-12-2006, 01:16 PM   #4
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Re: Who can diagnose CAPD?

Yes, only an audiologist may diagnose CAPD, but honestly the younger and more current audiology community coming out of schools today seriously doubt the existance of CAPD. Any child will benefit from improvement in seating arrangements and other changes that might be suggested as a result of the diagnosis.

CAPD and ADD are very similar.

As a speech language pathologist, I was able to have this test performed on myself and *technically* I could have been diagnosed from the results (of the SSW "scattered spondaic words" test), since they were found to be abnormal. I have never had a problem to cause me to seek out this test, so I feel that the test is too sensitive and a number of people without problems could be *diagnosed* with CAPD.... but they simply don't seek out the testing and would never know.

That's just my opinion, but if you truly feel that CAPD is a valid possibility, only an audiologist may test for and diagnose it. It is outside of anyone else's scope of practice.

 
Old 02-25-2007, 02:07 PM   #5
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Re: Who can diagnose CAPD?

A lot of people believe it is not a disorder within itself and is in fact a manifestation of adhd. But in any case, it can be very real for some people. A good diagnosis comes from an audiologist integratting results from the speech path, school psychologist, and psychologist into their testing. You never want one side of testing...

 
Old 08-04-2008, 08:41 AM   #6
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Re: Who can diagnose CAPD?

Hello all,

I stumbled apon this forum when doing some research for my child's behavior. His Audiologist just gave us information on CAPD) and we are seeking someone to e-mail us about their experiences with it?

If anyone is willing to send us some information please let me know and I will send them my e-mail. THAKS

 
Old 02-12-2009, 03:29 PM   #7
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Re: Who can diagnose CAPD?

I would like to know more about your progress with your son. My grandson was just diagnosed with CAPD. I don't find much information about it anywhere.

 
Old 02-19-2009, 01:03 PM   #8
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Re: Who can diagnose CAPD?

I have a 10 year old son who was diagnosed with CAPD at the beginning of grade 3 - actually his grade 2 teacher suspected it (but he does not have ADD or ADHD). He is half way through grade 5 now and has made some amazing improvements. Not all areas have improved (his printing and spelling are still horrible), but his reading and auditory comprehension in group settings have improved. It has taken a lot of patience, routine changes, diet changes, and conferences with teachers to get him where he is now.

CAP can affect different children in different ways. For example, my son has "tracking" issues, meaning he has a really hard time copying work from the blackboard to the paper on his desk, he has a hard time with phonics (he is learning a whole word approach to reading instead of sounding out the words). There are a whole bunch of other issues that go along with CAP. Bottom line, there is hope!

Please feel free to email if you have any questions.

 
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