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Central Auditory Processing: What Age Should We Test?

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Complimentary Webinar

Wednesday, May 10, 2017
1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time Zone

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Donna Geffner, Ph.D., CCC-SLP/A


There is controversy over the age at which a CAPD can be diagnosed in children. The notion that one has to wait until age 7 or 8 is unfounded. Evidence is strong that CAPD can be identified earlier than age 7 for the purposes of treatment and management. This webinar will provide a rationale for early testing and the instruments available to identify youngsters at risk. Case studies will be presented that show that early identification leads to effective intervention and better academic outcomes.

Learner Outcomes

After the completion of the webinar, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify the various behaviors associated with auditory processing disorders in young children.
  2. Describe the various tests and instruments available to test younger children.
  3. Apply the Auditory Skills Assessment (ASA) for identification, management, and treatment n young children with CAPD/APD.

Time-ordered Agenda (Eastern Time Zone)

1:00 to 1:10 pm Introduction to the history of testing young children with CAPD/APD
1:10 to 1:20 pm Symptoms of young children who exhibit CAPD/APD
1:20 to 1:40 pm Overview of instruments available to test younger children for CAPD/APD
1:40 to 1:55 pm ASA and its benefits in identifying young children
1:55 to 2:00 pm Case studies

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About the Presenter

Donna Geffner, Ph.D., CCC-SP/A maintains a private practice in Roslyn, NY. She is a retired Professor and Director of the Graduate Program and Speech and Hearing Center of St. John’s University. Dr. Geffner is the author of four textbooks and two tests, 300 publications and presentations. She is a former President of the American Speech-Language–Hearing Association (ASHA) recipient of Honors of the New York State Speech-Language-Hearing Association, ASHA and New York City Speech-Language- Hearing Association, and an Honorary Doctorate from Providence College.


Financial disclosure: Donna Geffner is a co-author of the Auditory Skills Assessment (ASA) and receives a royalty from Pearson Assessment on the sale of this assessment.

Non-financial disclosure: There are no non-financial relationships to disclose.

The Pearson Assessment Division, the sponsor of this presentation, develops and distributes assessments and intervention tools for speech-language pathologists and is the sponsor for this webinar/presentation. Most of the course information presented will only cover the effective and appropriate use of the Auditory Skills Assessment (ASA) assessment tool developed by Pearson Clinical Assessment. No other standardized assessments will be discussed during this presentation.

This course is offered for 0.1 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area.)

Attendance Requirements

Program completion requirements: Participants are expected to be present for the entire program. Individuals who are not present for the full program will not be recommended for ASHA CEUs. No partial credit will be provided.

Who is Eligibility to Earn ASHA CEUs

Effective July 1, 2011, individuals must meet at least one of the following conditions in order to be eligible to earn ASHA CEUs.

  • ASHA Member (includes Life member and International affiliates)
  • ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) Holder
  • Licensed by a state or provincial regulatory agency to practice speech-language pathology (SLP) or audiology
  • Credentialed by a state regulatory agency to practice SLP or audiology
  • Credentialed by a national regulatory agency to practice SLP or audiology
  • Engaged in a Clinical Fellowship under the supervision of an individual with their ASHA CCC
  • Currently enrolled in a masters or doctoral program in SLP or audiology

What is the ASHA CE Registry doing to determine eligibility?

In May and June 2011, ASHA will contact current CE Registry users who do not meet the new criteria and ask them to document eligibility. After July 1, 2011, if ASHA receive an ASHA CEU Participant form for an attendee who is not in their database as an “eligible” Registry user, ASHA will ask them to provide documentation of eligibility prior to awarding ASHA CEUs.

Any questions you might have concerning registry and transcripts send an email to continuinged@asha.org