Auditory processing in children (APD) comprises an increasingly important clinical area within the broad field of communication disorders. This new textbook presents the major advances in the assessment and management of APD. The chapter authors, highly regarded clinicians and researchers from diverse professional groups, contribute an impressive breadth of knowledge to explain and demystify APD. This text will be useful to students of speech language pathology and audiology, as well as professionals in those fields.
Contents: Preface. S.C. Bhatnagar, E.W. Korabic, Neuroanatomy and Neurophysiology of the Central Auditory Pathways. G.M. Whitelaw, K. Yuskow, Neuromaturation and Neuroplasticity of the Central Auditory System. A.T. Cacace, D.J. McFarland, Delineating Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD): A Conceptual, Theoretical, and Practice Framework. T.J. Bellis, Audiologic Behavioral Assessment of APD. T.K. Parthasarathy, Electrophysiologic Assesment of APD. G.J. Richard, Language-Based Assessment and Intervention of APD. S.L. McAndrews, Linking Literacy Assessments to Diagnostic Instructional Strategies for Children With an APD. T.J. Bellis, Interpretation of APD Tests Results. J.M. Ferre, Management Strategies for APD. D. Duesenberg, ADHD: Diagnosis and Current Treatment Options to Improve Functional Outcomes. C.D. Johnson, Individual Educational Planning and Resources for APD. D.A. Kelly, Suggestions for Parents, Teachers, Speech-Language Pathologists, and Students: Enhancing Functional Outcomes in Children With APD. D.J. McFarland, A.T. Cacace, Current Controversies in CAPD: From Procrustes' Bed to Pandora's Box.