Central Auditory Processing Disorder (CAPD)
CAPD occurs when an individual hears sounds, but cannot process them correctly into words and language. People with CAPD may have trouble understanding what they hear, acting on it quickly, remembering it for a short or long time, and formulating a verbal response. Speech-language pathologists and audiologists are often involved in the diagnosis and treatment of auditory processing problems.
* Note: In Wyoming, CAPD does not qualify a child as a student with an IDEA disability under the categories of Deafness or Hearing Impairment.
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