Volume 1, Chapter 06: Central Auditory Processing: from diagnosis to rehabilitation



Central auditory processing (CAP) and its disorders are consolidated as an established field of clinical practice and research. This chapter addresses Central Auditory Processing disorders (CAPD) and their assessment, management and treatment. An overview about the origins of CAP is described, including the definition and basics concepts related to behavioral manifestations, etiology, auditory mechanisms and behavioral battery tests. Once the CAPD is detected the auditory intervention and rehabilitation might be applied to minimize the impact of the deficit on communication and learning. In addition, this chapter discuss the treatment approaches and management strategies for children/adolescents/adults with CAPD.



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Chapter Contributors

Maria Isabel Ramos do Amaral, PhD.

 Professor and Audiology Clinical Supervisor at the Human Development and Rehabilitation Department/Graduate course in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology  – Faculty of Medical Sciences / State University of Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil (DDHR-FCM/Unicamp). Collaborating professor in the Postgraduate Program in Health, Interdisciplinarity and Rehabilitation and Tutor of the Multi-professional Health Residency Program (FCM/Unicamp). Clinical and research expertise in audiological diagnosis, central auditory processing and vestibular disorder. 


Leticia Reis Borges, PhD.

Professor at Pontifícia Universidade Católica de Campinas. Director of Braincare clinic of Audiology, Speech Pathology and Neuropsychology Treatment and Rehabilitation. Clinical and research expertise in audiological diagnosis, central auditory processing and auditory training.


Maria Francisca Colella-Santos, PhD.

Associate Professor and Head (chair) of Human Development and Rehabilitation Department/Faculty Medical Sciences/ State University of Campinas/São Paulo/Brazil. Professor of Audiology(undergraduate and postgraduate) and Coordinator of the research group focused on children´s hearing (child hearing diagnostic and neonatal hearing screening, central auditory processing, auditory evoked potentials).Coordinator of the Multi-professional Health Residency Program (FCM/Unicamp). Director of the Brazilian Academy of Audiology in the bienniums 2011-2013 and 2015-2017. Dr. Colella-Santos can be reached at the following email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.