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(Central) Auditory Processing Disorder: Lessons from the Past and Evidence for the Future

Course: #23535Level: Intermediate1 Hour 237 Reviews
Recorded Webinar

Auditory processing disorder (APD) remains a fascinating topic for researchers but a frustrating topic for clinicians partly because, to quote James Jerger (2009, p.10), “APD means different things to different people”. This course will review the historical approaches to APD and how they have shaped the current perspectives on this disorder, and the current evidence for its screening, assessment, diagnosis and rehabilitation.

Please note: You may earn ABA Tier 1 credits for this course if you complete it as part of the course course 23815, "Auditory Processing Disorders Series." Course 23815 contains recordings of all four events from our 2014 series on Auditory Processing Disorders. ABA Tier 1 CEUs can be earned only when all modules are completed as part of course 23815.

Course created on February 19, 2014

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CEUs/Hours Offered: AAA/0.1 Intermediate; ACAud/1.0; BAA/1.0; CAA/1.0; Calif SLPAB/1.0; IHS/1.0; Kansas, LTS-S0035/1.0; NZAS/1.0; SAC/1.0

Learning Outcomes

  • checkmarkAfter this course learners will be able to describe six historical approaches to APD.
  • checkmarkAfter this course learners will be able to describe the positions on APD taken by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, the American Academy of Audiology, and the British Society of Audiology.
  • checkmarkAfter this course learners will be able to discuss the evidence for and against current approaches to screening, assessing, diagnosing and rehabilitating APD.


0-5 Minutes Introduction
5-20 Minutes Lessons from history
20-30 Minutes Current positions on (C)APD
30-55 Minutes Current evidence for screening, assessing, diagnosing and rehabilitating CAPD
55-60 Minutes Summary, Q & A


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Presenter Disclosure: Financial: Wayne Wilson is employed as a Teaching and Research Academic at the University of Queensland in St Lucia, Australia. His responsibilities include research and clinical/community services in the fields of auditory processing and auditory processing disorder. He has three patents in the field of audiology. Wayne Wilson has received an honorarium for presenting this course. Non-financial: Wayne Wilson a serving member of Audiology Australia’s Central Auditory Processing Special Interest Group. This group has been tasked with producing an Australian position statement on APD.

Content Disclosure: This learning event does not focus exclusively on any specific product or service.

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American Academy of Audiology

American Academy of Audiology

AudiologyOnline is approved by the American Academy of Audiology to offer Academy CEUs for this activity. The program is worth a maximum of 0.1 CEUs. Academy approval of this continuing education activity is based on course content only and does not imply endorsement of course content, specific products, or clinical procedure, or adherence of the event to the Academy's Code of Ethics. Any views that are presented are those of the presenter/CE Provider and not necessarily of the American Academy of Audiology.

Australian College of Audiology

Australian College of Audiology

AudiologyOnline courses are approved for Continuing Education Points by the Australian College of Audiology. Automatic ACAud Approval Number 20000. This course is offered for 1 CEP.

British Academy of Audiology

British Academy of Audiology

This course has been accredited with 1 CPD point/s by the British Academy of Audiology.

Canadian Academy of Audiology

Canadian Academy of Audiology

The Canadian Academy of Audiology (CAA) supports and assists its members in the attainment of continuing education towards an individual professional development plan as required by their Provincial Regulatory Colleges and Provincial Associations. Audiology Online is an approved provider of educational activities for CAA members. Each hour of activity may be counted as one Continuous Learning Activity Credit (or equivalent) as allowed by the applicable regulatory college or association.

California Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology Board is approved by the California Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Board as a Continuing Professional Development Provider, approval number PDP 267. This course may meet the requirements for 1 hours of continuing education credit for audiologists as required by the California Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology and Hearing Aid Dispensers Board. The responsibility for determining whether or not this specific course counts toward an individual's requirements for license renewal is up to the individual. Please refer to the CA state board rules regarding allowable topics and self-study limits:

International Hearing Society

International Hearing Society

This program is approved by the International Hearing Society and its educational committee, the International Institute for Hearing Instruments Studies. To learn more about earning IHS CE Credit, click here.

Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services

Kansas Department of Health and Environment: Approved for 1 continuing education clock hours for Kansas licensed Audiologists by the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services. Long-Term Sponsorship number LTS-S0035.

New Zealand Audiological Society

New Zealand Audiological Society

This course is offered for 1 Continuing Education points through the New Zealand Audiological Society.

Speech-Language & Audiology Canada

Speech-Language & Audiology Canada

Clinically certified members of Speech-Language & Audiology Canada (SAC) can accumulate continuing education equivalents (CEEs) for their participation with AudiologyOnline. One hour of coursework equals 1 CEE. All SAC members are encouraged to participate in on-going education.