CAPD Evaluation

AKF clients

A variety of tests are available to evaluate central auditory nervous system (CANS) function. Because a number of central auditory processing tests have been shown to primarily assess specific areas of the central auditory nervous system, it is important that a comprehensive test battery be utilized for CAP assessment. Although screening tools exist to evaluate the central auditory nervous system, their use is limited to only identifying a need for more in-depth diagnostic testing.

The Able Kids Foundation offers in-depth testing  of the central auditory nervous system that targets several areas of the CANS, including cerebral cortex and brainstem function. The Foundation’s comprehensive test battery provides a blueprint of CANS function and is administered by Doctors of Audiology. This guides the development of an individualized management plan and provides solutions for individuals with central auditory processing disorder (CAPD). Some tasks are normed for individuals 6 years of age and older and require verbal responses to the stimuli presented. Another protocol uses a picture-pointing response format and allows for the testing of younger children with receptive language levels of 3 to 6 years of age. The use of age normed tests, with cross-checks of test performance, provide reliable and valid test outcomes for individuals as young as three years of age.

Scheduling An Appointment

Able Kids Foundation office hours are Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Central auditory processing evaluations are scheduled at 9 a.m. or 1 p.m. The length of the appointment is approximately 2 hours which includes the evaluation and a summary of our findings. Within a few weeks of your initial appointment, you will receive a detailed report of the test results and recommendations. At that time, we ask that you schedule a follow-up phone call with your audiologist. The comprehensive report of our findings provides insightful information and management solutions for individuals with central auditory processing challenges.

Because the Able Kids Foundation sees children and adults from around the world, we do not accept insurance or work directly with insurance companies. The Foundation does not reduce its fees and families are responsible for the full cost of the appointment at the time services are rendered. Billing codes can be provided upon request prior to scheduling an appointment so families can determine what services may or may not be covered by their policy. You do not need a previous diagnosis or referral to be seen at the Foundation unless your insurance company requires this.

The Sponsorship Assistance Program provides financial assistance to families in need of central auditory processing evaluation and management. Through the generosity of others, this program provides life-changing opportunities for children and adults with central auditory processing disorder.

If you have additional questions regarding our services or would like to schedule an appointment, please contact us.