CAPDOTS: Auditory Dichotic Training for Children
CAPDOTS is an online therapy solution for Central Auditory Processing Disorder (CAPD), a deficit in the processing of auditory information., This listening deficit includes impairments in various skills such as localising, discriminating sounds, processing multiple inputs and hearing in background noise. CAPDOTS is deficit-specific therapy training, targeting our vital dichotic listening skills, that is our ability to listen and process different sounds from each ear simultaneously.
CAPDOTS™ listening training programme is evidence- based with measurable success outcomes. It can be completed in the convenience of your own home, school or wherever there is a computer with an internet connection. No special equipment is required. The listening exercises are completed 5 days per week, 30 minutes per day, for approximately 14 weeks.
a individuals who have difficulty with integrating information received from both ears.
CAPDOTS™ – Selected is those who have difficulty separating information between both ears.
Effective application of CAPDOTS™ and module choice made by qualified professionals such as audiologists and speech-language pathologists.
Central Auditory Processing Disorder (CAPD) is a deficit in the perception of auditory information. It includes impairments in various skills such as localizing, discriminating sounds, processing multiple inputs and hearing in background noise.
CAPD can occur in any individual – children, adults and the elderly. It can arise from many causes such as neurological lesions, head injuries, chronic middle ear infections, severe jaundice, aging or hearing loss. Most often, however, CAPD arises from unspecified events or injuries which result in a wide range of difficulties related to learning, language and reading. There is also a strong familial trend in CAPD.
The impact of CAPD is extensive and affects developmental, educational, communicative, social, occupational and psychological areas of an individual’s life. Besides the obvious consequences of weak academic performance, particularly in language and arts, CAPD may also contribute to the lack of self-confidence, inability to use verbal language to facilitate interpersonal relationships, lack of attention or focus and even contributes to school drop-out.
CAPDOTS can be used for CAPD individuals from ages 5 years and older. It is been used successfully for those with learning disabilities, dyslexia, autism and head injuries. It is also appropriate for those with hearing impairment.
CAPD Online Therapy System (CAPDOTS™) is a deficit-specific, online treatment program for CAPD. Ideal candidates for CAPDOTS™ include those with the following symptoms:
- Difficulty hearing in background noise
- Distracted from listening activities
- Distracted by noise and other sounds
- Inability to follow conversations if more than one person is speaking
- Difficulty following group directions
- Difficulty following complex, multistep directions
- Does not understand what is required from verbal directions
- Comments “I don’t get it”
- Gets overwhelmed with too much information
Changes in listening behaviour may be observed within 6 to 8 weeks after starting the program. Improvements in conversational skills, verbal output, participation and alertness may be seen. However, completing the program is required to fully entrench the training. Pre- and post- CAPDOTS testing has shown significant improvements in hearing in background noise and in environments whereby we are hearing multiple inputs simultaneously.
Hearing Professionals is the first to offer the CAPDOTS program in Australia.
If you or someone you know exhibits any of the listening difficulties described, contact us to arrange an auditory processing assessment.
Please call us for more information or to find out if CAPDOTS is the solution for you on 1300 768 108