Auditory Processing Disorder Assessment
Auditory processing disorder (APD), also known as central auditory processing disorder (CAPD), refers to difficulty making sense of sound due to inaccurate coordination of different auditory nerves and processing centers. In New Zealand, it is thought to affect 1 in 20 school-aged Kiwi kids.
The good news is with the right treatment plan, children with APD can enjoy and thrive in school. Early diagnosis is key though, when the condition isn't caught and treated early a child can have speech and language delays or difficulties learning through life.
If you think your child is having trouble hearing or understanding when people talk, book an appointment to have your local audiologist assess your child. Only qualified audiologists can diagnose auditory processing disorder.