Assessment and Management of Central Auditory Processing Disorders in the Educational Setting: From Science to Practice

Second Edition

Teri James Bellis

Details: 532 pages, B&W, Softcover, 7" x 10"

ISBN13: 978-1-59756-451-9

© 2011 | Available

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The second edition of this highly respected book in the field of audiology takes a comprehensive look at the basic principles underlying central auditory processing disorders and the screening, assessment, and management of these disorders in school-age children. The book focuses on the practical application of scientific theory in an easy to read, clinically applicable format. For instructors, this second edition includes step-by-step assessment tips, normative data, methods of test interpretation, development and implementation of management plans, and integration of central auditory information. Learning and communication profiles are also included to provide a comprehensive picture of CAPD assessment and management.

  • This title was acquired by Plural in 2011, previously published with Singular in (c)2003.


"...This book (second edition) is written at an intermediate level - but may also be useful for those with more advanced knowledge. The strength of the book is that [Bellis] writes from a clinican's as well as a researcher's perspective and makes the 'hard science' parts interesting and relevant to those who are better versed in clinical than academic/ research skills.

The book is written in the style of an auditorium delivered live lecture...[T]he reasoning is easy to follow, and [Bellis] provides clinical scenario examples and occasionally draws similarities between central auditory processing disorders (CAPD) and other conditions to illustrate and make more accessible the point that she makes. The book synthesizes a great deal of information to make clinically relevant recommendations/ conclusions...This book is a good starting point for those wishing to understand this complex field, whether they are clinicians with little or no research experience, or researchers with little clinical exposure."
Dr. Dori-Eva Bamiou, MD, MSc, FRCP, PhD, UCL Ear Institute, ENT & Audiology News, 22(5) (November/December 2013)

Part I: The Science of Central Auditory Processing Disorder

  • Chapter 1: Neuroanatomy and Neurophysiology of the Central Auditory Nervous System
  • Chapter 2: Mechanisms of Selected Auditory and Related Processes
  • Chapter 3: Neuromaturation and Neuroplasticity of the Auditory System

Part II

  • Chapter 4: Screening: A Multidisciplinary Approach
  • Chapter 5: Overview of Central Tests
  • Chapter 6: Comprehensive Central Auditory Assessment
  • Chapter 7: Interpretation of Central Auditory Assessment Results

Part III

  • Chapter 8: General Principles of CAPD Management
  • Chapter 9: Deficit-Specific Intervention for Auditory Processing Disorders
  • Chapter 10: Considerations in Central Auditory Processing Service Delivery
  • Chapter 11: Back to Science

Appendix: Answers to Review Questions

Teri James Bellis

Teri James Bellis, PhD, professor of audiology at The University of South Dakota, received her doctorate in audiology and hearing sciences with a specialty certification in language and cognition from Northwestern University. The author of When the Brain Can't Hear: Unraveling the Mystery of Auditory Processing Disorder(2002 Pocket Books, Dr. Bellis has been involved in the development, management, and implementation of audiologic and neurodiagnostic programs in clinical and educational settings, including multimodality evoked potentials programs and central auditory processing service delivery programs. She is an internationally recognized expert in auditory processing disorders and has lectured and published widely on the subject of central auditory processing assessment and management. Her writings have been featured in numerous audiology and medical journals, including the prestigious Journal of Neuroscience.

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