AUDITORY PROCESSING DISORDERS (CAPD/APD)



Sound-based therapy supports change in clients who have Auditory Processing challenges like:

o Hypersensitivity and Hyposensitivity to sound
o Listening in background noise
o Bilateral integration
o Auditory closure
o Auditory memory
o Auditory sequence
o Auditory discrimination
o Temporal sequencing
o Delayed auditory feedback
o Attention/focus
o Listening
o Word retrieval

About Sound Therapy:
Sound-based therapy involves the use of sound vibration that impacts the body using special equipment, programs, modified music, and/or specific tones/beats, the need for which is identified with appropriate testing.

About Auditory Processing:
Auditory processing has been described as "what we do with what we hear." In other words, it is the ability of the brain (i.e., the central nervous system) to process incoming auditory signals. The brain identifies sounds by analyzing their distinguishing physical characteristics frequency, intensity, and temporal features. These are features that we perceive as pitch, loudness, and duration. Once the brain has completed its analysis of the physical characteristics of the incoming sound or message, it then constructs an "image" of the signal from these component parts for comparison with stored "images." If a match occurs, we can then understand what is being said or we can recognize sounds that have important meanings in our lives (sirens, doorbells, crying, etc.). (http://www.tsbvi.edu/Outreach/seehear/spring00/centralauditory.htm)

Therapies Offered:
AIT, Tomatis®, Fast ForWord™, Interactive Metronome™, BioAcoustics™, and home programs. Therapies are only suggested after completing the Diagnostic Evaluation for Therapy Protocol (DETP®) which determines if any sound-based therapy is appropriate and when it is, in the correct order. We utilize The Davis Model of Sound Intervention®.




Contact The Davis Center at 862-251-4637, 9:30 am to 5:30 pm, Monday through Friday, Eastern Standard Time to schedule an evaluation. Or email npdunn@thedaviscenter.com.




Sound-based therapies are not medical treatments. They do not cure or treat medical disease conditions. They work on supporting change in learning, development, and wellness. The Davis Center does not diagnose or prescribe for medical or psychological conditions; nor does it claim to prevent, treat, mitigate or cure such conditions; nor provide diagnosis, care, treatment or rehabilitation of individuals or apply medical, mental health or human development principles beyond the scope of professional practice.


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