Central Auditory Processing Disorder/Auditory Neuropathy Bibliography

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Updated 5/2011


Auditory Processing Disorder - from Screening to Diagnosis and Management - A Step-by-Step Guide --Cameron, Sharon, PhD. AUDIOLOGY NOW, Winter 2005, pp.47-55. (2005)This article discusses the options available to audiologists in dealing with referrals from parents, school counsellors, and other professionals, for screening, diagnostic assessment, and management, of children with suspected auditory processing disorder (APD).


Causes and Functional Implications of Hearing Loss --Rhodes, Larry, MS California Deaf-Blind Services. This document contains an outline of the causes and implications of hearing loss. It describes three types of hearing loss, and the relative causes, diagnosis, treatment and effects of each. Types of hearing loss described include conductive, sensorineural, and auditory processing disorders. A comparison chart between Central Auditory Processing Disorder and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is provided to help alleviate misdiagnosis. A resource list of Internet links with related information is provided at the end. 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. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF AUDIOLOGY, vol.5, #2, July 1996, pp.41-54. (1996)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.


Central Auditory Processing Disorder --Kelly, Dorothy. San Antonio, TX: Communication Skill Builders. (1995)Provides information about the behavioral effects of central auditory processing deficiencies on language and language-dependent performance in both academic and social settings. Offers specific suggestions and therapy materials to improve functioning. Examines the issue of disorder versus delay in language functioning in central auditory processing assessment. Presents practical information regarding identification, management, and remediation of the child with central auditory processing disorder. Contains reproducible forms and handouts. Available from Communication Skill Builders, (800) 228-0752.


Central Auditory Processing Disorder --Matkin, Noel D. Ph.D; Peddicord, R. Ph.D. --University of Arizona. PASS IT ON NEWSLETTER, Spring 2000, 4-5 pp. (2000)This two page document is a clearly written description of CAPD and some guidelines for classroom management of children with CAPD. This newsletter describes five main problem areas that can affect home and school activities if a child has CAPD. Those areas are listed as auditory figure ground, auditory memory, auditory discrimination problems, auditory attention problems and auditory cohesion problems. Guidelines for classroom management of children with CAPD were shared and included, classroom placement, classroom seating, how to gain attention, checking for comprehension, keeping the parents informed while evaluating their child's progress.


Central Auditory Processing Disorder in School-Aged Children : A Critical Review --Cacace, Anthony T.; McFarland, Dennis J. JOURNAL OF SPEECH, LANGUAGE, AND HEARING RESEARCH, vol.41, April 1998, pp.355-373. (1998)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.


Central Auditory Processing Disorders: A Team Approach to Screening, Assessment & Intervention Practices --Colorado Department of Education. Presentation at the Project Directors' Meeting, Washington D.C., October 1998. (1997)Guidelines developed by the Task Force on Central Auditory Processing (CAP) Disorders. Provides professionals who work with children with CAP disorders best practices to assist with identification and intervention. Topics include: typical behaviors of children with CAPD, general intervention strategies, assessment materials/test constructs, CAP assessment profile, CAP profiles, intervention recommendations and CAP tips for parents.


Central Auditory Processing Disorders --Masters, M. Gay; Stecker, Nancy A.; Katz, Jack. Boston, MA: Allyn and Bacon. (1998) This text provides updated information concerning central auditory processing disorders (CAPDs), and management strategies gathered from a conference titled "Central Auditory Processing Disorders: Mostly Management" held at the State University of New York at Buffalo in September 1996. Experts from various professions discussed issues regarding management of individuals with CAPDs. Topics include: an overview and update of CAPDs, applying FM technology to the management of CAPDs, managing adolescents and adults with CAPDs, and cochlear implant therapy and CAP. Available from Allyn and Bacon, 160 Gould Street, Needham Heights, MA 02194-2310, (800) 278-3525.


Central Auditory Processing Disorders: New Perspectives --Chermak, Gail D.; Musiek, Frank E. San Diego, CA: Singular Publishing Group, Inc. (1997) 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.


Choices in Deafness: A Parents' Guide to Communication Options --Schwartz, Sue, Ph.D. (Ed.) Bethesda, MD: Woodbine House. (2007)This book provides comprehensive information about technologies and communication methods to assist parents of children who are deaf to make medical and and educational decisions for their children. There are four parts. Part 1--medical issues--includes chapters on audiological assessment, universal newborn hearing screening, auditory neuropathy/dys-synchrony, genetic causes of deafness, and technology. Part 2--technology--covers amplification options, cochlear implants, and communication technology. Part 3--communication options--has chapters on the following methods: auditory-oral approach, auditory-verbal therapy, ASL and English Bilingual, cued speech, and total communication. Part 4--life stages--includes chapters on going to college and perspectives of adults who are deaf.


Cochlear Implantation in a Patient With Deafness Induced by Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease (Hereditary Motor and Sensory Neuropathies) --Postelmans, J. T. F., MD; Stokroos, R.J., MD, PhD. THE JOURNAL OF LARYNGOLOGY AND OTOLOGY, vol. 120, July 2006, pp. 508-510. (2006)Charcot–Marie–Tooth disease (CMT), also named hereditary motor and sensory neuropathies (HMSN), comprises a clinically and genetically heterogeneous group of disorders affecting the peripheral nervous system. Deafness induced by CMT is clinically distinct among the genetically heterogeneous group of CMT disorders. Deafness in CMT patients is associated with point mutations or deletions in the transmembrane domain in the peripheral myelin gene (PMP) 22, which are in close proximity to the extracellular component of this gene. We present a patient with deafness induced by CMT type 1A, undergoing cochlear implantation. Prior investigations showed good results due to replacing a synchronous impulse by means of cochlear implantation in patients with auditory neuropathy.


Diagnosing Auditory Processing Disorders: Report of the Consensus Conference on the Diagnosis of Auditory Processing Disorders in School-Aged Children --Jerger, James (Ed.); Musiek, Frank. JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF AUDIOLOGY, vol. 11, 2000, pp. 467-474. (2000) This is a report on the Consensus Conference on the Diagnosis of Auditory Processing Disorders in school-aged children held at the University of Texas at Dallas, from April 27-29, 2000. It provides specific recommendations for a workable screening test for auditory processing disorders (APDs), a systematic review of the many variables potentially confounding an accurate diagnosis, and a recommended minimal diagnostic test battery for Auditory Processing Disorders. Publisher's web site:


Handbook of (Central) Auditory Processing Disorder: Auditory Neuroscience and Diagnosis, Volume I --Musiek, Frank E., (Ed.); Chermak, Gail D., (Ed.) San Diego: Plural Publishing, Inc. (2007) The first of a two-volume series includes papers on central auditory processing disorder from the perspective of auditory neuroscience and clinical diagnosis. Covers diagnosis of the range of developmental and acquired CAPD disorders in children, adults, and older adults. CAPD includes a range of disorders characterized by an inability to selectively attend to a particular sound when competing noises are present. The causes of CAPD are not understood, but research in this volume advances understanding of the underlying mechanisms. This volume reflects major advances in auditory neuroscience and cognitive science, particularly over the last two decades. Publisher's web site:


Handbook of (Central) Auditory Processing Disorder: Comprehensive Intervention, Volume II --Musiek, Frank E., Ed.; Chermak, Gail D., Ed. San Diego, CA: Plural Publishing, Inc. (2007) The second of a two-volume series, this book includes chapters on central auditory processing disorder from the perspective of advances in comprehensive intervention. Examines how the neurobiology of the auditory system and central auditory processing disorders are both affected by experience-dependent-learning and how this understanding can be used in intervention strategies for children as well as aging adults. Stressing the importance of a multidisciplinary approach, this text addresses assessment and treatment from the perspectives of speech-language pathology, psychology, and special education. Publisher's web site:


Lack of Hearing, Not Focus, Could be Cause for Attention Deficit THE SPECIAL EDUCATOR, vol. 16, #3, August 11, 2000, p. 7. (2000)An article pointing out that a childs' lack of attention may be due to a hearing impairment and not necessarily attention deficit disorder. Discusses treatment over diagnosis and strategies for success. A table listing common symptoms of ADHD and Central Auditory Processing Disorders (CAPD) is provided for reference at the end.


Newborn Hearing Screening and Follow Up --Lang, Janna Smith. San Francisco, CA: Department of Special Education, San Francisco State University. (2003)In this workshop Janice Smith Lang, Director, Newborn Hearing Screening Program, Santa Clara Valley Medical Center addresses the following topics: overview of hearing loss; auditory neuropathy; definition of screening; support and need for newborn hearing screening; U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Report on Newborn Hearing Screening (NHS); California's NHS program; "growing pains" for California's NHS program; structure and data from an operational NHS program; infant/young child diagnostic audiological protocol; Early Start; and Options: Language Learning Modes and Considerations Regarding Language Learning Options. This presentation was one of a series of workshops produced by a Matchmaker Grant to the California Deaf-Blind Services Project. The focus of the grant was on the use of assistive technology with children who are deaf-blind. The workshop was taped during the summer of 2003.


Selected Issues In Screening For Central Auditory Processing Dysfunction --Musiek, Frank E., Ph.D.; Gollegly, Karen M., M.A.; Lamb, Lloyd E., Ph.D.; Lamb, Paula, M.A. SEMINARS IN HEARING, VOLUME 11, NUMBER 4, November 1990, pp. 372-384. (1990)This article addresses some of the issues surrounding screening for central auditory processing (CAP) dysfunction in children. CAP is defined as “the utilization of acoustic information by the auditory system.” The article describes three underlying mechanisms for central auditory disorders: neurological, delayed maturation, and developmental abnormalities of the brain. It describes common symptoms and manifestations and offers justifications for screening. Screening programs for potentially at-risk populations are a primary focus. The article contains an extensive discussion about the types of assessments that can be considered including psychoeducational assessment, live voice tests, tape recorded tests and audiologic tests.


Sensory Perspectives DVD Logan, UT: SKI-HI Institute, Utah State University. (2003) This 2 set DVD provides information and simulations regarding hearing loss, vision loss, and deaf-blindness. Disk 1 contains 2 sections, one on vision loss and one on hearing loss. The section on vision loss includes an introduction to vision, and explanations and simulations of different types of acuity loss, field loss, conditions that may cause combined field and acuity loss, contrast sensitivity, processing problems, and oculomotor problems. The hearing loss section includes an introduction to hearing, hearing loss information, hearing loss simulations, and environmental issues. Disk 2 focuses on combined vision and hearing loss. It includes an introduction to deafblindness, and sections on deafblindness and learning, communication, and social and emotional development. It also has a number of simulations where the user can combine a specific type of vision loss (e.g., acuity loss, field loss, or cortical visual impairment) with a specific frequency level of hearing loss or central auditory processing disorder. There is an option to view the DVD with Spanish and also with closed captioning if viewing with a captioning decoder box or a television with a closed captioning decoder. Available from HOPE, Inc., 1856 North 1200 East, North Logan, UT 84321. Phone: 435-245-2888. E-mail: Publisher's web site:


What You Need to Know About Hearing Tests fo Children --UCSF Audiology. CA: Regents of the University of California. (1997) This is a copy of pages from the UCSF Audiology Department's web site. It offers a basic description of behavioral testing, visual reinforcement audiometry, acoustic immittance, and central auditory processing tests. 

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