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michellesArt
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30 Jul 2010, 8:10 am

i'm from ontario too and my son was just diagnosed with CAPD and i'm getting very frustrated with the lack of direction i've recieved from his dr or the school!! he's 11yo and we've been struggling with this since he was about 6yo. now that we have i diagnosis i thought yeah! we'll be able to get him some help but i feel like i'm hitting my head against a brick wall. help anyone?



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30 Jul 2010, 3:52 pm

My now 11 year old was diagnosed with ADHD when he was 6 or 7 and CAPD at 7. We are in Australia, dx was done by a specialist audiologist. My son now has clinical diagnoses for Aspergers, GAD, OCD, ADHD, CAPD and Tourettes.

I actually attended a Tony Attwood seminar yesterday and he briefly spoke about CAPD I had actually not given much thought to the capd until yesterday, I guess because there is so much going on with my son, hmmm no one knows where to start. Depending on how severe the auditory processing is a transmitter (head phones/mic) can be a good option. They are expensive from memory and trying to get the school/teachers on board can be difficult.



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31 Jul 2010, 1:00 pm

Auditory Processing Disorders: An Overview. ERIC Digest.
Source: ERIC Clearinghouse on Disabilities and Gifted Education Arlington VA. ... The behaviors of children with APD and ADHD may be very similar, ...
http://www.ericdigests.org/2003-5/auditory.htm - Cached - Similar

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The most unusual book I know about Central Auditory Processing Disorder (CAPD) is a book about ADHD Inattentive by C. Thomas Wild with Anita Uhl Brothers, M.D., of Berkeley, California. The book reports that a FDA approved medicine can temporarily improve small aspects of CAPD/temporarily improve small aspects of hearing (not a cure).

Deafness

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Hearing loss

vs

Subtle hearing processing challenge

and so on.



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31 Jul 2010, 1:07 pm

Fraya wrote:
I still dont see how ADHD and CAPD are related.

From what I understand ADHD is mostly a problem with concentration while I can concentrate just fine.. better than most even the problem is I cant distinguish between multiple sound sources they just bleed together.

I can listen to one person for extended periods just fine but if two people are talking at once or theirs background noise the sounds overlap and mix together into "garble warble blarble arble".

Otherwise no other indication of ADHD.


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Some persons with ADHD - ADD - Hyperactivity have CAPD - others do not.

Auditory Processing Disorders: An Overview. ERIC Digest.
Source: ERIC Clearinghouse on Disabilities and Gifted Education Arlington VA. ... The behaviors of children with APD and ADHD may be very similar, ...
http://www.ericdigests.org/2003-5/auditory.htm - Cached - Similar

(Google)

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The most unusual book I know about Central Auditory Processing Disorder (CAPD) is a book about ADHD Inattentive by C. Thomas Wild with Anita Uhl Brothers, M.D., of Berkeley, California. The book reports that a FDA approved medicine can temporarily improve small aspects of CAPD/temporarily improve small aspects of hearing (not a cure).

Deafness

vs

Hearing loss

vs

Subtle hearing processing challenge

and so on.



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01 Aug 2010, 6:25 am

If she is anything like me then the issue is most likely that she understands the words but has limited capacity to construct long strings of information into a cohesive picture.

To get an idea what this is like, take some time to learn a second language. You will reach a point where you understand the individual words but cannot translate them fast enough to understand sentences when spoken to you by a fluent speaker.

If you haven't the time to do this, then you may try watching a video lecture on a complicated subject such as physics or mathematics. You will understand the words but still really have only a vague idea what the lecturer is talking about.



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05 May 2011, 10:26 am

Hello,

I am new here and found you by googling Theresa Brassard - we do not have a confirmed diagnosis of AS and may need to have the ADOF test done but, are awaiting on some other tests. We are looking into the auditory processing as we were referred by the Wasdell Academy. I don't think we will go the WD route but, none the less came across Theresa Brassards name. Our son is 7yrs old and he has major focusing issues and lately has been clearing his throat semi regularly. We went to see Dr. Khattak in Whitby and the only thing so far that he could comment on was the fact the our son has focusing issues (not neccessarily ADHD as well as processing issues - paper to brain and school complains about brain to paper). Unfortunately, my hubby has been unemployed for 5 mths and money is very tight so, unnecessary testing is not an option right now but, we want to help our child in any way possible. What are your thoughts on the auditory testing and is there another highly qualified place that you may have come across, that is covered by OHIP? Thank you

makelifehappen wrote:
I am working very closely with a very incredible woman, who volunteers her time to support families with children that have special needs. She has made things happen in the couple short weeks that we have been in contact, that I have searched 7 years for!

When I first spoke to her the first thing she suggested I have done was this CAPD test. Then within the same week, I was given an asperger's information cd and it also suggested this as a preliminary step to the Asperger's assessment.

Anyhow, in Ontario it is not a covered service and we decided it was important to us, so we paid the $500 to have the test done and you wouldn't believe it if I told you, but my daughter suffers with CAPD of some form! Apparently quite common with children with AS and makes perfect sense when I think about it.

So, my daughter has absolutely no difficulty hearing, but it is the way the information travels through to the brain and is processed that is the trouble. *gasp* who knew??! !

It was suggested that her phonological memory became distorted and that she had difficulty processing when there was too much "background noise" causing her to misunderstand what others are saying, difficulty following multi-step instructions, appear as if she is ignoring you, confusion, seemingly bizarre response to conversation and sensory overload.

I have yet to receive the full report and the recommendations, but when I do, I will be sure to pass the information along, to those of you that might be interested.

I am still shaking my head in disbelief.



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07 Jun 2011, 2:43 am

Even though I am no longer an elementary school teacher, I can suggest to parents out there struggling with the now what? consideration. Once you have a diagnosis it is helpful, in the province of Ontario here in Canada, to convene an IPRC meeting at the school. This stands for Identification Placement and Review Committee. If you request this of the teacher, they may or may not follow up, but if you ask the principal of the school, and do so in writing to convene such a meeting, they must comply. That does not necessarily mean that your child gets any accommodations or modifications to their programming or learning environment but it does mean that the information you have collected, resourced, whatever and your child's diagnosis will be audienced at the school, in a formal way. It has been 6 years since I worked in the school, so you should research the procedure for current protocols, but you, as the parents used to be able to take your diagnostician with you if you wanted to, or could arrange it. The school usually has the principal, a special ed teacher from the school and a regular teacher, maybe others too, if your child is already receiving some services. If after the meeting it is deemed appropriate to identify your child as an Exceptional student they will deem the category and an Individual Education Plan will be developed and implemented for your child. This is intended to be a dynamic document that should flux as your child grows in some areas and/or demonstrates needs in other areas. hope this helps.



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