Central auditory processing (CAP) refers to the ability of the brain to process auditory information efficiently and accurately.
Not only can CAP mimic the clinical profile of ADHD, but research also suggests that individuals with ADHD may experience comorbid CAP.
Specifically, studies have found that individuals with ADHD may have impairments in the processing of speech sounds, difficulty with auditory discrimination tasks, and decreased ability to understand speech in noisy environments.
ADHD is one of the most common neurodevelopmental disorders of childhood. It is usually first diagnosed in childhood and often lasts into adulthood. Children with ADHD may have trouble paying attention, controlling impulsive behaviors (may act without thinking about what the result will be), or be overly active.
Our team systematically screens for all conditions that, like CAP, can mimic ADHD and offer a comprehensive treatment approach.