Central Auditory Processing Disorder

Central Auditory Processing Disorder (CAPD) Definition

"Refers to the efficiency and effectiveness by which the central nervous system (CNS) utilizes auditory information."

How Gow Levels the Playing Field for Students with CAPD

Every student that comes to Gow struggles with learning differences, and each teacher on campus knows the challenges each individual faces. Faculty and staff read through each child’s academic profile learning the strengths and weaknesses of each student. For students struggling with Central Auditory Processing Disorder (CAPD), faculty understand they will need slow, direct instruction along with repetition until they achieve mastery. Gow allows for students with CAPD to have enough time to not only process the information but allow them to complete their answer without feeling pressured. Teachers are fine with silence while they let the student process the question and formulate an answer.

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. (Central) Auditory Processing Disorders (webpage]. Retrieved from https://www.asha.org/policy/tr2005-00043.htm