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Central Auditory Processing Disorder Profile in Premature and Term Infants
Sanjiv B. Amin, MD, MS,1 Mark Orlando, PhD, MBA,2 Christy Monczynski, AuD, MS,2 and Kim Tillery, PhD, CCC-A3
“Premature children differ in CAPD profile compared with term children. Findings suggest possible etiological differences for CAPD such as jaundice or differential susceptibility of premature children for altered PST and SSW performance when compared with the term children.”
Auditory Processing Disorder is also known as Central Auditory Processing Disorder (CAPD). It is a disorder that causes a disruption in the way that an individual’s brain understands what they are hearing. They usually don’t recognise slight differences between sounds and words, even when the sounds are loud and clear. It isn’t related to hearing problems or intelligence.
With the right therapy, teenagers with APD can be successful in school and life. Early diagnosis is important, otherwise it can lead to depression which can trigger substance abuse in teenagers.
Symptoms of APD can range from mild to severe.
Some symptoms in teenagers are:
Learning as much as you can about APD can help with easing anxiety. It can guide you to make more informed choices when you can see how much you can do for them. Also meeting other parents that has a teenager with APD or joining an online support group which help support you. Working closely with your teenagers’ school to ensure all the right services and resources are in place for your teenager.
Parents can empower their teenager by: