Central Auditory Processing Disorder (CAPD) is a general term for disorders that affect how the brain processes auditory information. It is not a hearing impairment. Below is a summary of results from Lindamood-Bell Learning Center students who reported having a previous, third-party diagnosis of CAPD. These students received Seeing Stars® instruction for decoding and/or Visualizing and Verbalizing® instruction for comprehension.
Lindamood-Bell Learning Centers provide research-validated, one-to-one instruction to improve reading, comprehension, and math for students of all ages. In the summer of 2013, 60 students with previous third-party diagnoses of Central Auditory Processing Disorder (CAPD) received an average of 114 hours of Lindamood-Bell instruction (primarily Seeing Stars instruction to develop symbol imagery for improved reading). Instruction was delivered by specially trained Lindamood-Bell staff. Student gains were measured with a battery of reading assessments.
After completing instruction, these students achieved the following average gains:
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For instructional information on students with CAPD, please contact your local Learning Center to meet with your local Center Director or schedule a diagnostic learning evaluation by clicking the link or by calling (800) 300-1818.