ASSESSING FOR CAPD:
CAPD can only be assessed by an audiologist. This assessment takes part in a soundproof booth using specialised and calibrated equipment. It is a team-based assessment and previous assessment reports and input from other professionals is essential to obtaining the best overview of the CAP skills of the child.
Based on the findings of the assessment, previous assessment reports and information from the parents, the audiologist will be able to identify or describe the weakness in CAP and provide remediation and management strategies for the parents, the teachers, the child and the therapists. A differential diagnosis is very important as each child requires different strategies based on their strengths and weaknesses.
Most important is that the child knows and understands how his/her brain works best and how to make learning and communication work best for them.
In some cases, the child will benefit from using a personal FM amplification system in the classroom to assist with learning.