Modality Specificity of (Central) Auditory Processing Disorders: A Point/Counterpoint Debate
Explore the complex issues and varied opinions surrounding the modality specificity of (central) auditory processing disorders [(C)APDs]. In a point/counterpoint journal format, Cacace and McFarland discuss their views on (C)APD, followed by a series of commentaries by Katz and Tillery; Musiek, Bellis, and Chermak; and Rosen. Finally, the authors of the primary article respond with a rebuttal. For further exploration of these themes, join a continuing dialogue with the authors and other participants in ASHA’s online discussion forums.
You will be able to:
- discuss the importance of modality specificity in diagnosing (C)APD
- describe supramodal influences on central auditory processing tests
- discuss the argument for the nonmodularity of the central auditory nervous system and its implications for (C)APD
- discuss current definitions of (C)APD
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