Central Auditory Processing Disorder (C)APD

(C)APD stands for Central Auditory Processing Disorder. It is the inability to accurately process and interpret auditory information. It has been described as “what the brain does with what the ear hears,” by renowned researcher and scholar Jack Katz, PhD.

The disorder commonly impacts listening, spoken language, and learning. Individuals with (C)APD may experience difficulty sorting auditory information, which may present in various ways. Some of them being difficulties listening to, comprehending, and/or remembering the information heard. Individuals with (C)APD may also experience difficulties interpreting the subtle meaning of what has been said, such as sarcasm, irony and humor.