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Research on Central Auditory Processing Disorder/Auditory Neuropathy Bibliography

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Central Auditory Processing Disorders/ American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. 2005, This American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) report offers a definition of (C)APD and asserts that "(C)APD is a deficit in neural processing of auditory stimuli that is not due to higher order language, cognitive or related factors." It includes a brief history, a statement on the knowledge base required by clinicians to diagnose, asses or treat individuals with (C)APD. Clinicians with knowledge and appreciation of auditory neuroscience will be best suited to serve children and adults with (C)APD. The report states that no pharmacological agent has been demonstrated as effective for (C)APD and no universally accepted screening tools to diagnose (C)APD has been identified. Case histories and behavioral observation are important tools but other diagnoses present with similar characteristics such as language-based learning disabilities, ADHD and Aspergers. The report asserts that the audiologist is the primary clinician to diagnose (C)APD. It describes in detail test principles, test selection, test interpretation and intervention. The report concludes with a discussion of future research needs. This document is available on the web at: ASHA Technical Report, 2005, 1-20

Recognizing and Treating Children with Central Auditory Processing / Young, Maxine L., M.S., CCC A/SLP, FAAA. 12. This research paper reviews Central Auditory Processing Disorders (CAPDs) and what the diagnosis means. Reviews incidence, etiology, and the primary differences between CAPDs and other disabling condition often diagnosed instead of CAPD including ADHD, dyslexia, autism and other language and learning disabilities. Behavioral implications of CAPDs in children are discussed as well. Remediation of CAPD is discussed along with diagnosis and steps to take if you suspect your child may have a CAPD. This document is available on the web at:

Central Auditory Processing Disorders: New Perspectives/ Chermak, Gail D.; Musiek, Frank E. -- Singular Publishing Group, Inc. 1997, xvi, 374. This book encompasses theory, assessment, and management of central auditory processing disorders, with special consideration for preschool-age and school-age children, as well as older adults. Information on basic neural science of the central auditory nervous system and the neural processing of speech is provided. The relationships among central auditory processing disorders, attention deficit and hyperactivity disorders, and language impairment are discussed. Other sections include information about intervention, research needs, future directions and current resources. Available from Singular Publishing Group, Inc., 401 West A Street, Suite 325, San Diego, CA 92101-7904. Phone: (800) 521-8545 FAX: (800) 744-8398, e-mail: Publisher's web site:

Central Auditory Processing: Current Status of Research and Implications for Clinical Practice/ American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Task Force on Central Auditory Processing Consensus Development. 1996, 14.A technical report prepared by a task force convened to develop statements of consensus on best practice related to the diagnosis and management of children and adults with central auditory processing disorders. Defines central auditory processing disorder (CAPD) and discusses four major issues: 1) What does basic science tell us about the nature of central auditory processing and its role in audition?; 2) What constitutes an assessment of central auditory processing and its disorders?; 3) What are the developmental and acquired communication problems associated with CAPD?; 4) What is the clinical utility of a diagnosis of CAPD? Topics discussed within these issues include: assessment procedures, language learning and use, intervention approaches, and efficacy of treatment. Provides implications for professional education and future research priorities.AMERICAN JOURNAL OF AUDIOLOGY, vol.5, #2, July 1996, pp.41-54

Hearing Loss due to Auditory Neuropathy/ Sininger, Yvonne S. 1995, 3. Using patient case studies and research, describes features that distinguish auditory neuropathy from other sensorineural hearing loss. AUDIOLOGY TODAY, vol.7, pp.10-13

Auditory Neuropathy / Iskowitz, Marc. 1998, 2.Describes research studies involving three etiologies of auditory neuropathy; hypoxia, heredity and ototoxic agents. Suggestions for future studies are also discussed. ADVANCE FOR SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGISTS & AUDIOLOGISTS, June 29, 1998, p.13

Central Auditory Processing Disorders in School-Aged Children: A Critical Review/ Cacace, Anthony T.; McFarland, Dennis J. 1998, 19. This study reviews existing literature on central auditory processing disorder (CAPD). It suggests that the literature related to diagnosis of CAPD has not clarified the true nature of the problem. The authors contend that the primary deficit with CAPD should be manifested in tasks requiring the processing of acoustic information, and should not be apparent when similar types of information are processed in other sensory modalities. Includes a discussion of CAPD in the context of other specific reading and language disabilities including dysphasia, dyslexia, attention deficit disorder, and otitis media. The conclusion contains suggestions for future research and an extensive bibliography is provided. JOURNAL OF SPEECH, LANGUAGE, AND HEARING RESEARCH, vol.41, April 1998, pp.355-373  

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