Geographic Inequality of APD Testing Availability

If you suspected a child was suffering from an auditory processing disorder, how far would their parents have to drive to get him or her tested? In certain states like New York, there is a possibility public school students could be tested right in their own school! Sadly, children in other states have to travel over 100 miles to receive APD testing!

If it is tempting to simply accept this geographic inequality of APD testing availability as “just the way it is,” consider the long-term effects of a society that does not offer necessary diagnosis and treatment. A parent writes, “It took my daughter until 13 years to be diagnosed and we began at age 4….APD isn’t well treated in our schools in California and it destroyed our family’s life. My daughter eventually ran away, started vaping and dropped out of school….APD destroys hearts. Every child deserves to be understood and to understand.” Do you agree?

Here are some practical ways to help:

  • Increase awareness of auditory processing disorder and ask parents to do the same. This could be in the form of writing blogs, public speaking, and reaching out to local special school districts.
  • Offer APD testing if you are a qualified professional. This could require reaching out in professional forums to ask for mentoring and advice.
  • Persuade health insurance companies to cover APD testing and encourage parents to do the same.

If you already offer APD testing, we want to say how much we appreciate the difference you make in society. Auditec, Inc. is committed to helping you find the best tools for you to continue your efforts.

 

Auditory Processing Disorder (APD)/Central Auditory Processing (CAP) Category

The following items are considered auditory processing disorder (APD) or central auditory processing (CAP) tests. Click on the test name to learn more about the product.

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Check out our extensive alphabetical catalog here: www.auditec.com. Call 1-800-669-9065 (from US) or 314-416-1050 (outside the US) to place an order. Email auditecinfo@auditec.com with a list of your test selections and state or country to receive an exact quote.

Therapy/Training Category

Audiologists use the following materials for therapy or training. Click on the item name to learn more about the product.

⇒Didn’t find what you were looking for? Check these related categories SPEECH IN NOISE or AUDITORY PROCESSING DISORDER (APD).

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Auditory Continuous Performance Test© (ACPT)

The Auditory Continuous Performance Test© (ACPT) was developed to screen for auditory attention deficits. It can aid in the diagnosis of ADD or ADHD in children 6 through 11. The child listens to a list of words and raises a thumb every time he or she hears the target word. Total test time is approximately 15 minutes. Watch the video! (See below.)

The ACPT includes a) audio recording, b) manual and score forms¹ as printable pdf files. The 46-page manual is comprised of sections on administration and scoring, interpretation, and test development.

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Auditory Continuous Performance Test© (ACPT) (CD Format); Item 226; Price $184.00 USD + S&H*      Buy Now Button

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¹Although record forms are now included with the recording as a printable pdf file, ACPT record forms can be purchased separately in paper format HERE.  

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MULTIPLE AUDITORY PROCESSING ASSESSMENT VERSION 2 (MAPA 2)©

The MAPA-2© is a comprehensive assessment of auditory processing and listening skills. It may be used as a screener to be followed by other behavioral or physiological tests or it may be used for a preliminary diagnosis in the auditory area. The test is administered via CD and can be used in a clinical setting or a sound booth. Administration time is 30-40 minutes.

The MAPA-2 includes eight different subtests in the three domains (monaural, temporal, and binaural) that ASHA and AAA recommend for auditory processing assessment along with the Scale of Auditory Behaviors, a 12-item parent or teacher completed questionnaire of listening behaviors.

Monaural: Evaluate an individual’s ability to use low redundancy information.

  1. Monaural-Selective Attention Test (MSAAT): Assesses an individual’s ability to recognize monosyllabic words with and without competing background noise of high-interest speech
  2. Speech in Noise for Children (SINCA): Assesses an individual’s ability to recognize monosyllabic word pairs presented with competing pink noise at progressively decreasing signal-to-noise ratios

    Temporal: Evaluate an individual’s ability to use acoustic information over time.

  3. Tap Test: Assesses an individual’s ability to recognize and label an auditory pattern
  4. Pitch Pattern Test: Assesses an individual’s ability to use cues including rate and pattern and to label what is heard

    Binaural: Evaluate an individual’s ability to use unique information presented simultaneously to each ear.

  5. Dichotic Digits: Assesses an individual’s ability to recognize digit sequences when digit pairs are presented simultaneously to each ear
  6. Competing Sentences: Assesses an individual’s ability to recognize more complex language sequences presented simultaneously to each ear

    Supplemental Subtests: Additional tests that can be used to assess an individual’s skill in the temporal area.

  7. Duration Pattern Test: Assesses an individual’s ability to use cues including rate and pattern and to label what is heard
  8. Gap Detection Test: Assesses an individual’s temporal resolution abilities using intervals of varying length between stimuli

The MAPA 2© includes a) audio recording, b) manual, c) behavior forms (quantity: 25) , and d) score forms (quantity: 25). The extensive manual includes normative data for ages 7-14. Available from Auditec, Inc. Use the “Buy Now” button below or call 1-800-669-9065 (from US) or 314-416-1050 (outside the US) to order. FREE shipping within the contiguous US.

MAPA 2© (CD Format); Item CD179-9; Price $215.00 US + S&H*
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APD Battery©

The APD Battery© includes several popular tests for auditory processing disorders at a VERY SPECIAL PRICE!

It includes:

All tests may not be appropriate for all patients. Click on each individual test link to learn more information about the test.

The APD Battery© is available from Auditec, Inc. It includes a) audio recording, and b) instructions and score forms as printable pdf files. ©COPYRIGHT NOTICE: Auditec’s materials are protected by copyright. One backup is permitted. Sharing, uploading to servers, publishing to the internet, and all other forms of distribution are prohibited.  Call 1-800-669-9065 (from US) or 314-416-1050 (outside the US) to order. FREE shipping within the contiguous US.

APD Battery© (CD Format); Item CD170-9; Price $329.75 USD + S&H
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APD Battery© (USB Format); Item USB170-9; Price $335.75 USD + S&H
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⇒Did you know Auditec sells a therapy designed for persons with specific ear deficits on dichotic listening tests called the Constraint-Induced Auditory Therapy© (CIAT)?

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Gaps In Noise (GIN)©

The Gaps In Noise (GIN)© test is an auditory processing disorder test for ages 7 and older using non-verbal stimuli. It is designed to measure temporal resolution.  Temporal resolution refers to the ability to detect changes either in the duration of an auditory stimulus and/or the time intervals or gaps of silence embedded within an auditory stimulus.  The ability to detect small silent intervals is an important factor in speech perception. This GIN test is a  valuable test for the evaluation of this ability.

The GIN test is composed of a series or lists of noise bursts which contain various intervals of silence.  The recording consists of four forms called lists plus a shorter practice list to ensure the patient understands the task.  The silent intervals vary from 0 (i.e. no gap) to 20 msec.  The gaps, or periods of silence, are 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 10, 12, 15 or 20 msec.  There are a total of 60 randomized gaps (6 of each gap) in each list (series). Administration time is approximately 35 minutes.

To facilitate accurate scoring the recording is two channels, one being the test track, the other, for the examiner, indicates with a brief tone when the gap occurs in the other (test) track.

The Gaps In Noise (GIN)© includes a) audio recording, and b) instructions and score forms as printable pdf files. The three-page instructions include information on administration, scoring, and interpretation. Normative data is included for ages 8 and up. Available from Auditec, Inc.  Use the “Buy Now” button below or call 1-800-669-9065 (from US) or 314-416-1050 (outside the US) to order. FREE shipping within the contiguous US.

Gaps In Noise (GIN)© (CD Format); Item 215; Price $125.00 USD + S&H* 
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W-22 Time Compressed©

The W-22 Time Compressed Words© is an auditory processing disorder test in the category of monaural low redundancy. That is, the speech stimuli have been accelerated, but without a shift in pitch. For this product, the W-22 words have been compressed at 30% and 60%. Administration time is 16-33 minutes.

The W-22 Time Compressed Words© includes a) audio recording, and b) word list. This product does not include instructions. The normative data is for ages 11 and up. It is assumed that purchasers of Auditec’s products are well trained in their use, purpose, and interpretation. Available from Auditec, Inc. Use the “Buy Now” button below or call 1-800-669-9065 (from US) or 314-416-1050 (outside the US) to order. FREE shipping to contiguous US locations.

W-22 Time Compressed Words© (CD Format); Item 128; Price $82.25 USD + S&H*
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⇒If age-specific normative data is needed for young children, consider purchasing the Time Compressed Sentence Test instead.

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NU-6 Low Pass Filter 1000 Hz©

The NU-6 Low Pass Filter at 1000 Hz© is an auditory processing disorder test that is recommended for children. It is considered a monaural low-redundancy speech test (monaural separation closure-MSC) sensitive to brainstem and cortical lesions.

The NU-6 Low Pass Filter at 1000 Hz© includes a) audio recording, and b) instructions and word list. The NU-6 at 1000 Hz includes age-specific normative data for ages seven through 12. IAvailable from Auditec, Inc. Use the “Buy Now” button below or call 1-800-669-9065 (from US) or 314-416-1050 (outside the US) to order. All prices in USD plus S&H. Free shipping is available to locations within the contiguous US.

NU-6 Low Pass Filter at 1000 Hz© (CD Format); Item 169-1; Price $65.00 USD+ S&H*
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⇒Auditec sells a similar test called the NU-6 Low Pass Filter at 750 Hz for adults.

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