Someone in this forum was asking about Central Auditory Processing Disorder recently. This thread is part educational (I hope) and part vent. Yesterday it came to my attention that few professionals have even a general overview of Central Auditory Processing Disorder (CAPD) -- that includes those that should. The professionals involved in evaluating my son over the last 2 1/2 yrs include (the ones I can remember off the top of my head): 3 speech pathologists 2 occupational therapists 2 diagnosticians 3 psychologists 2 school counselors 1 audiologist 2 Sp Ed Directors 2 Principals 2 Asst. Principals That totals 19. How is it that with the cumulative experience of these professionals not one felt inclined to broach the subject of treatment for this disorder with the parent either individually or in a group setting? Wouldn't you think that with all this knowledge base, somebody down the line would have snapped, like, "Oh, by the way, this is what can be done about it."? It didn't happen. Central Auditory Processing Disorder (CAPD) is one disorder that can at least be remediated if identified early and treated by the age of 10. After that, it's my understanding not a whole lot of ground can be gained with treatment -- if any. (Same with-Sensory Integration Disorder (SID)). Below are some pretty good Central Auditory Processing Disorder (CAPD) links. There's more, but this will give you an overview. If any of it sounds familiar, please get your child to an audiologist for an evaluation. Please, don't depend on the pros to tell you everything they should. Whether by mistake or by design, the impact on your child is the same -- your child ends up not getting the help needed as early as possible. Recognizing and Treating Central Auditory Processing Disorder by Maxine L. Young www.scilearn.com/support2/docs/MYoungCAPD.pdf What is Central Auditory Processing Disorder (CAPD)? http://kidshealth.org/parent/medical/ears/central_auditory.html . CAPDs by ldonline: http://www.ldonline.org/article/8056 www.familyeducation.com/experts/advice/0,1183,23-3347,00.html (has some teacher info) http://www.asha.org/ Oops! Forgot two pediatricians. That's 21.