About The Book

Auditory Processing Disorders: Assessment, Management, and Treatment, Third Edition details the definition, behaviors, and comorbidities of auditory processing disorders while educating the reader on the most current practices for audiological and speech-language assessment of APD, including its impact on literacy and language processing. Practical rehabilitation, management strategies, and direct evidence-based treatment programs, including the use of technology, are covered in detail. Auditory Processing Disorders is a highly practical book designed specifically for practicing clinicians and instructors, both audiologists and speech-language pathologists. It contains a comprehensive review of APD and is an excellent resource for upper-level audiology students and for educated parents, teachers, and other professionals wishing to learn more about APD for themselves, their child, and their practice.

The third edition includes a global perspective of auditory processing including the latest in evidence-based treatment programs. Content has been edited to be more concise and user-friendly for increased readability and comprehension. Contributions are from the field’s most recognized experts such as Gail Chermak, Frank Musiek, Jack Katz, Harvey Dillon, Gail Richards, and Teri Bellis.

New to the Third Edition

  • New chapters address neurological brain damage and its impact on auditory processing, psychiatric disorders associated with auditory processing, the impact of otitis media on auditory processing skills, and new methods for diagnosing.
  • A new chapter on psychological testing and what psychologists contribute to the battery of testing, diagnosis, and knowledge base of APD, endorsing intraprofessional collaboration.
  • A new chapter on an evidence-based program known as CAPDOTS from Carol Lau in Vancouver with data to support its use in deficit specific remediation.
  • An updated chapter from Nina Kraus and her laboratory colleagues at Brain Volts, Northwestern University with a new perspective on categorizing and assessing APD.
  • Updated chapters reflect the current research on AN/AD and the newest relevant tests for the SLP to administer when screening for APD and treating the phonological aspects of the disorder.
  • ASHA expert Janet McCarty presents information and advice on private third-party payors and government agencies for coding and reimbursement.
  • Updated images of new FM systems and apps for treatment.
  • New and updated resources such as web links, references, technology, and apps.
  • Access to a PluralPlus companion website with study questions and an image bank.

About The Authors

Donna Geffner, PhD, CCC-SLP/A, is a dually licensed and certified speech-language pathologist and audiologist. She served as Full Professor, Department Chair, Director of the Speech and Hearing Center, Director of the Graduate Programs and the Long Island AuD Consortium program at St. John’s University prior to her retirement. She maintains a private practice in the areas of auditory processing disorders, language impairment, and AD/HD. Dr. Geffner is the recipient of the St. John’s University President’s Medal and many local, statewide, and national honors and awards, including ASHA’s Fellow and ASHA Honors. Providence College bestowed upon her an Honorary Doctorate in Education. She currently continues to teach as an adjunct professor at Hofstra University in the AuD program. She is a former Vice President of Academic Affairs for ASHA and President of ASHA, 1999. Dr. Geffner is the author of three books (”Auditory Processing Disorders: Assessment, Management and Treatment”, with Deb Swain, now in its third edition; ”Attention Deficit Disorders: What Professionals Need to Know”; and ”The Navigator” with Dale Seiden, a visual picture mapping for children) and two tests (”Auditory Skills Assessment” with the late Ron Goldman and the ”Listening Inventory” with Deb Swain). She was a host of a national television program series, produced by CBS and NBC, for which she received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Instructional Programming. She continues to be a spokesperson and invited speaker nationally and internationally at professional conferences, television, national webinars, and local and state conferences, parent groups, and educators.

Deborah Ross-Swain, EdD, CCC-SLP, is the clinical director and CEO of The Swain Center for Listening, Communicating and Learning. Dr. Swain is the immediate past president of the California Speech-Language-Hearing Association (CSHA) and served on the CSHA Board of Directors for 10 years. Dr. Swain is the former Chief of Speech-Language Pathology at the University of California, Davis Medical Center and held a clinical staff faculty appointment to the School of Medicine. Dr. Swain has received awards from CSHA for outstanding service and outstanding achievement and was awarded Outstanding Alumnus in 2016 from California State University, Sacramento. Dr. Swain is the author of numerous standardized tests, books, and treatment manuals, and serves on ASHA’s Governmental Relations and Public Policy Board.

Table Of Contents

Section I. Identification and Assessment

Chapter 1. Current Issues in the Diagnosis and Treatment of CAPD in Children
Renata Filippini, Jeffrey Weihing, Gail D. Chermak, and Frank E. Musiek

Chapter 2. Central Auditory Processing Disorders: Definition, Description, Behaviors, and Comorbidities
Donna Geffner

Chapter 3. Audiologic Assessment of CAPD
Marni Johnson Martin, Cassandra R. Billiet, and Teri James Bellis

Chapter 4. Deficit-Specific Diagnosis and Remediation of Auditory Processing Disorders
Sharon Cameron and Harvey Dillon

Chapter 5. Thinking Outside the Sound Booth: Assessing and Managing Auditory Processing Disorder in an Auditory-Cognitive Neuroscience Framework
Nina Kraus and Spencer B. Smith

Chapter 6. Auditory Processing in Individuals with Auditory Neuropathy
Gary Rance

Chapter 7. The Speech-Language Pathologist’s Role in the Assessment of Auditory Processing Skills
Deborah Ross-Swain

Chapter 8. Language Processing versus Auditory Processing
Gail J. Richard

Chapter 9. APDs and Literacy
Martha S. Burns

Chapter 10. Neuropsychological Evaluations: Differentiating Between Auditory Processing and Related Complexities
Daniel B. Peters and Michelle L. Freeman

Chapter 11. Neurological Brain Damage and Its Impact on Auditory Processing
Doris-Eva Bamiou and Cristina F. B. Murphy

Chapter 12. Auditory Processing in Mental Health
Vasiliki (Vivian) Maria Iliadou

Chapter 13. Otitis Media and Central Auditory Processing Disorder (CAPD)
Jack Katz, Thomas R. Zalewski, and Michael J. Brenner

Section II. Management

Chapter 14. The ABCs of CAP: Practical Strategies for Enhancing Central Auditory Processing and Related Skills
Jeanane M. Ferre

Chapter 15. Management Strategies with FM Systems and Assistive Listening Devices
Donna Geffner

Section III. Evidence-Based Treatment and Intervention Programs

Chapter 16. Phonemic Awareness, Reading Abilities, and Auditory Processing Disorders
Jay R. Lucker

Chapter 17. Applicable Applications: Treatment and Technology with Practical, Efficient, and Affordable Solutions
Bunnie Schuler

Chapter 18. Application of Neuroscience to Remediation of Auditory Processing, Attention, Phonological, Attentional, Language, and Reading Disorders: The Fast ForWord® Programs
Martha S. Burns

Chapter 19. CAPD Online Therapy System (CAPDOTS™)
Carol A. Lau

Chapter 20. Dichotic Interaural Intensity Difference (DIID) Training
Jeffrey Weihing and Frank E. Musiek

Chapter 21. Central Auditory Processing Disorders and the Disabled Child’s Right to Benefits of Public Education
Lina Foltz

Chapter 22. Reimbursement for Central Auditory Processing Disorder
Janet P. McCarty

Chapter 23. Resources and Helpful Websites
Lindsay Lerro

Appendix A. Auditory Processing Disorder: Tips for Parents
Donna Geffner and Deborah Ross-Swain

Appendix B. Auditory Processing Disorder: Tips for Teachers
Donna Geffner and Deborah Ross-Swain


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