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"Stimulate Hearing Process"
A child can be at risk for CAPD if the child
  • Gets easily distracted or unusually bothered by loud or sudden noises
  • Is upset by noisy environments
  • Performs or behaves better in quieter environments
  • Has difficulty following simple or multi-step directions
  • Has reading, spelling, writing, or other speech-language difficulties
  • Does not comprehend abstract information such as humor or slow to respond
  • Has difficulty in locating the origin of sound in space
  • Is disorganized and forgetful
  • Has difficulty with verbal or word problems in math
  • Has difficulty following conversations.
If these auditory deficits are not identified and managed early, many of these kids will have speech and language delays, adverse effect on academic performance and impact their self-esteem and ability to grow as normal, self-confident individuals. Although head trauma, lead poisoning, and chronic ear infections are amongst the common causes of Central Auditory Processing Disorder (CAPD), sometimes the actual cause is unknown. Whatever the cause or combination of causes for CAPD, it is necessary to evaluate each child individually. Dr. Shaila Nanjundiah is a certified CAPD expert who has treated a number of children with CAPD successfully through her personalized communication intervention techniques.
What is Central Auditory Processing Disorder?
Detecting CAPD
Seeking Help
School teachers, study team directors, parents may request more information about CAPD through email or phone. As an advocate for school children who need her services, Dr. Nanjundiah can also make a presentation on CAPD. Parents may also consult with her for an individual evaluation of their child. Modification of environmental acoustics, exercises to improve language or vocabulary building, auditory memory enhancement and auditory integration training are some of the techniques employed to help children with CAPD. Please consult with a certified and experienced audiologist to determine individual course of action for your child. In our clinic, we employ one of the several programs such as Earobics, LIPS, Language processing kit, Fast Forward, Listening Program and Phonemic Synthesis Program as CAPD management Strategies. These approaches are aimed at improving an individual's auditory perception, enhance their speech/language and cognitive skills, in addition to developing academic resources and listening condition. You may also contact the following audiology and speech language pathology professional associations for more information

We also offer individualized Interactive Metronome(IM) program to improve focus and coordinated performance for children with CAPD, Attention deficit disorders, Autism, Asperger's syndrome and balance disorders. For additional information of this program please visit the Interactive Metronome website at http://www.interactivemetronome.com/ IMPublic/products.aspx
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
Voice: (301) 897-3279
Toll-free: (800) 638-8255
Hours: 8:30 a.m.- 5 p.m.,EST
TTY: (301) 897-0157
Fax: (301) 897-7355
E-mail: actioncenter@asha.org
Website: www.asha.org
American Academy of Audiology
Voice: (703) 790-8466, EST
Toll-free: (800) AAA-2336
TTY: (703) 790-8466
Website: www.audiology.org