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Central Auditory Processing Disorder (CAPD)

When the brain hears something different than was said...


                   " Did you say fast, vast or smashed?"

Common symptoms of CAPD:


  • Difficulty hearing in noisy environments


  • Frequently needing instructions to be repeated


  • Trouble remembering spoken  information


  • Difficulty with reading , comprehension, writing


  • Difficulty performing multi step directions


  • Easily distracted by other sounds in same room


  • Word math problems are difficult

A child who is struggling because of a Central Auditory Processing Disorder (CAPD) is at a great disadvantage in the classroom. At times, what the brain thinks it has heard is different from what has been said.  For example, a child who hears the word FAST, may think they have heard LAST or PASSED or SMASHED or VAST or any other similar sounding word. By the time the child has figured out what the word is within the context of what is being said, the teacher is much further along in the lesson.  This is not related to hearing, it is related to how the brain processes the incoming information.


For the average or bright student, this can lead to great frustration in the classroom and reduced self-esteem. The programs we use at PATHWAYS train the brain to hear the subtle differences in the English language and thereby remove the ambiguity that occurs when sound is not processed properly.


The programs we use develop the skills essential for reading and academic success, restore confidence, are fun, fast and last a life-time. We offer one-on-one and group programs at our learning center as well as at-home options.

Determine if CAPD is impacting your child's learning.

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