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6 Characteristics of Central Auditory Processing Disorder

by Lindsay Hutton

Do you think your child might have Central Auditory Processing Disorder (CAPD)? Find out the most common characteristics of this disorder to help you decide whether your child needs to be tested.

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Poor Listening Skills


A child with CAPD may have difficulty paying attention, otherwise known as having an auditory memory deficit. He may make frequent requests for repetition. He may also have difficulty remembering or memorizing spoken information, and convey poor communication skills, such as being overly terse or abrupt when speaking.

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