At my DS's recent (negative) autism eval, the SLP recommended that we have him evaluated for an auditory processing disorder. I've spoken to a few pedi audiologists and he is too young for a comprehensive CAP eval (7 is the minimum so we would have to wait another year). I've gotten various recommendations of things to look at now including a "functional listening eval," SCAN-2, and Differential Screening Test for Processing.
Did anyone here have any of these evaluations/screenings done to identify being "at risk" for CAPD at a young age? I'm wondering how much it is worth it to ask for stuff now vs waiting another year to put in an ask. I'm assuming insurance is unlikely to pay for something outside of a regular hearing exam so I'm going to be at the mercy of the district (OOP isn't realistic at the moment). PPT is later this week...
If it matters, he is doing great with the K academics but is struggling socially.
I was in a similar place 2Y ago and opted out of all the testing because even if my son was shown to have an APD, the treatment for it is super expensive, time-intensive, and not proven to produce long-lasting results. Our school district also would not have done anything for APD, but he has an IEP for speech so that wasn’t a problem in our case. unless there is some new treatment I’m not aware of I’d caution you to look into the treatment options before going through with the test.
no. I wish my dd had received her diagnosis earlier. She was 11 and we met with three different audiologists. The first refused to test her, the second tested and said no apd, and the third helped us. We tested and she has apd. We use low gain amplification. This has been a total game changer for dd. She is now happy and responding to Orton Gillingham. www.sound-sense.net