Article  |   September 2011
(Central) Auditory Processing Disorders: Issues and Challenges in India
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  • Anuradha R. Bantwal
    Department of Audiology, Ali Yavar Jung National Institute for the Hearing HandicappedKishenchand Marg, Bandra Reclamation (West), Mumbai, India
  • © 2011 American Speech-Language-Hearing AssociationAmerican Speech-Language-Hearing Association
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Hearing Disorders / Cultural & Linguistic Diversity / International & Global / Attention, Memory & Executive Functions
Article   |   September 2011
(Central) Auditory Processing Disorders: Issues and Challenges in India
SIG 17 Perspectives on Global Issues in Communication Sciences and Related Disorders, September 2011, Vol. 1, 55-63. doi:10.1044/gics1.2.55
SIG 17 Perspectives on Global Issues in Communication Sciences and Related Disorders, September 2011, Vol. 1, 55-63. doi:10.1044/gics1.2.55

Individuals with (Central) Auditory Processing Disorder, or (C)APD, form a heterogeneous group. The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association has listed the auditory processes that could be assessed to enable diagnosis of (C)APD. In India, detailed audiological assessment and intervention for auditory processing problems is being conducted in relatively few centers. The linguistic diversity of India presents with a unique challenge in providing clinical services and having complete test batteries in all spoken languages. In recent years, (C)APD has generated significant interest among speech and hearing professionals in India, with several leading institutes making efforts toward filling various lacunae in this area.

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