Central Auditory Processing Disorder

Central Auditory Processing problems. Auditory Central Processing Disorder (COPD) is a group of disorders that affect how the brain processes auditory information. Patients with auditory processing problems have normal hearing but, cannot interpret the information they hear correctly. This causes them not to listen to the information they hear just like other people, which causes them to have problems recognizing and interpreting sounds, especially the sounds that make up the speech.

These disorders may be congenital or acquired. They can be the result of ear infections, head trauma or developmental disorders. Problems include sound localization and lateralization, auditory discrimination, auditory pattern recognition among others.

DPCA is one of the most difficult information processing disorders to detect and diagnose, and is often misdiagnosed as ADD / ADHD, Asperger Syndrome and other forms of autism but can also be coexisting conditions.

This disorder may have other implications that are not apparent nor to the person who suffers them. For example, as people with CAPD are accustomed to guessing and filling targets, they do not realize that they misunderstood something that was told to them.

1. Problems paying attention and staying focused if there are other sounds around.
2. Problems recalling verbal information.
3. Problems following complicated instructions.
4. Poor listening skills (difficulty listening in noisy environments, or maintaining understanding in long conversations, listening to phone conversations).
5. They need more time to process information.
6. Problems with language: can confuse syllables, problems in developing vocabulary and understand what was said.
7. Difficulty in taking notes.
8. Difficulty in organizational skills.
9. Difficulty reading and spelling.
10. Problems processing non-verbal information.
11. He is easily distracted.

The Wellness Institute of Neurodevelopment performs a comprehensive evaluation to appropriately diagnose patients and be able to design the appropriate individualized treatment programs.

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