In today’s world there are many children who have normal hearing but they find it difficult to pay attention on things, remembering items such as phone numbers, addresses etc, and find greater difficulties in utilizing auditory information in academics and social life. If these things persist then your child might have a central auditory processing disorder.
Central auditory processing disorder has many negative impacts on a child’s health and body language. It hampers child’s social skill development and academic performance. These kinds of children can hear well but they find difficulty in interpreting the things and take a lot of time to understand the things and sometimes even on explaining many times they do not get the things.
A study by researchers shows that sometimes children are misdiagnosed as an ADHD instead of central auditory processing disorder. This happens with those children who have other sensory disorders as well such as touch sensation. It has been also observed that children with AHAD often have Central auditory processing disorder (CAPD).
A child with CAPD is unable to interpret the sound. He is impaired to discriminate, recognize, and remember important auditory information. These children experience distorted speech sounds, excess background noise, misses social cues, and Co-morbidity.
There are nowadays new treatment techniques that directly tackle hearing deficits’. Alfred Tomatis was the pioneer in inventing these techniques and treating CAPD over 40 years.
A very effective technique is Audio Integration Training. It was first practiced by Dr. Guy Berard. He was one of the bright students of Dr. Tomatis.
An audiologist uses a variety of tests to evaluate central auditory system and peripheral systems. These tests determine the child’s hearing loss and its degree to which child has this problem in learning problems.
If the symptoms are recognized in early stages of children then there are bright chances of overcoming such defects but in later stages it becomes difficult. So parents should always focus on their children activity minutely.