Central Auditory Processing Disorder

Students seeking accommodations for Central Auditory Processing Disorder (CAPD) must provide a full evaluation (the SCAN, which is a screener, is not sufficient) that was completed by a licensed audiologist within the last 3 years. A full CAPD evaluation should include the following minimum diagnostic requirements:

  • The administration of at least four of the following tests and include their subtest scores:
    • Competing Sentences
    • Dichotic Digits
    • Dichotic Rhyme
    • Duration Pattern Sequence
    • Filtered Speech
    • Pitch Pattern Sequence
    • Random Gap Detection
    • Staggered Spondaic Speech
    • Time Compressed Speech
  • A statement specifying which of the 5 types of CAPD is being diagnosed:
    • Prosodic deficit or temporal processing
    • Auditory decoding deficit
    • Binaural integration or separation deficit
    • Output-organization deficit
    • Associative disorder
  • Clear, specific descriptions of the CAPD's functional effects on the student’s academic performance. If any accommodations are recommended, they must be clearly linked to the functional impact of the CAPD. This is especially critical if the accommodations being recommended include course requirement substitutions—the evaluation must specify how the disorder directly impacts the student's ability to fulfill the requirement.

One on-campus resource for CAPD evaluation is the Audiology Clinic in the School of Communication.