CAPD Evaluation Process & Prerequisites

Pediatric (including Adolescent) Evaluations:

  • Children being considered for CAPD evaluations will need the following:

  1. A current hearing evaluation (within 30 days) by our office or a different audiologist approved by us.
  2. Records from school professionals (or others) pertaining to educational progress, learning problems, and any other developmental problems.  This includes (but not limited to) speech/language evaluations and remediation, I.E.P.s (Individualized Educational Plans), 504 Plans, Psychological reports, including I.Q. and other psychometric tests, specialist reports (occupational and/or physical therapy, specialHeadphonesOnBrain education/resource).  Especially critical in assessing APD test appropriateness–in addition to peripheral hearing tests–is language and I.Q. results.
  3. We will provide intake/history forms, as well as CAPD/Communication questionnaires which must be filled out and returned to us before the actual testing appointment.  We will also provide questionnaires for classroom teachers of elementary-age students.
  4. We would especially appreciate any reports from pediatric developmental specialists, neurologists, neuropsychologists, psychiatrists, any other audiology facilities (including CT, MRI, and other imaging reports, Auditory Evoked Potentials [AEPs]), and Otolaryngology (ENT) history, especially relating to history of otitis media (middle-ear infections) and ear surgeries, including P.E. tube insertions.  Diagnosis and treatment for ADD or ADHD (including medications) should be reported.  History of head injury/ concussion is also very relevant.

Adolescent/Adult Evaluations:

  • Patients being considered for CAPD evaluations will need the following:

  1. A current hearing evaluation (within 90 days) by our office or a different audiologist approved by us.
  2. If applicable, records from school professionals (or others) pertaining to educational progress, learning problems, and any other developmental problems.  This includes (but not limited to) speech/language evaluations and remediation, I.E.P.s (Individualized Educational Plans), 504 Plans, Psychological reports, including I.Q. and other psychometric tests, specialist reports (occupational and/or physical therapy, special education/resource).  For studentsEspecially critical in assessing APD test appropriateness–in addition to peripheral hearing tests–is language and I.Q. results.
  3. We will provide intake/history forms, as well as CAPD/Communication questionnaires which must be filled out and returned to us before the actual testing appointment.
  4. We would especially appreciate any relevant (related to ear, neurological, communication) reports from primary-care providers, neurologists, neuropsychologists, psychiatrists, any other audiology facilities (including CT, MRI, and other imaging reports, Auditory Evoked Potentials [AEPs]), and Otolaryngology (ENT) history, especially relating to history of otitis media (middle-ear infections) and ear surgeries, including P.E. tube insertions.  Diagnosis and treatment for ADD or ADHD (including medications) should be reported.
  5. Any history of, or records pertaining to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or traumatic brain injury (TBI)–military or otherwise–is very important and should be provided.  Any psychiatric disorders or treatments may be relevant to CAPD.

We realize that patients or their parents may not have all of the important documentation in their possession when they come in for an evaluation.  We will help you obtain any critical records as we proceed with your evaluation process.  If you know the school or medical providers have these things, it will expedite matters to request them before your evaluation appointment, however, and provide valuable additions to the diagnostic profile.

If you have specific questions, don’t hesitate to call our toll-free number for further information or assistance.  

Phone:  1-877-508-1130