I highly suspect difficult child has Central Auditory Processing Disorder (CAPD). I read it cannot be diagnosed until the child is at least 7 years old (although the doctor could make a precautionary diagnosis). For those of you dealing with Central Auditory Processing Disorder (CAPD), when were you able to obtain a diagnosis for your child? What kind of techniques do you use? So far, I make sure he is looking at my face and try to articulate EXTREMELY good. Then, I make him repeat (amazing how much off he is a lot of times!) The reason I make sure he looks at my face when I talk is because lip reading was (still is) one of husband coping skill. husband told me the day he figured how to read lips, his life changed. Is that something that should be encouraged? Or should I find ways to "force" his hearing so his brain gets better at it?? I have so many questions and so few answers... speech evaluation is schedule for thursday, hopefully the therapist might have more insights.