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Auditory Processing Disorders
Assessment, Management, and Treatment

Third Edition
Edited by: Donna Geffner, Deborah Ross-Swain
Illustrated (B/W), Softcover, 7 x 10" 1 lbs
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Auditory Processing Disorders: Assessment, Management, and Treatment, Third Edition details the history, definition, behaviors, and comorbidity of auditory processing disorders while educating the reader on the most current practices for audiological and speech-language assessment of APD, including its impact on literacy and language processing. Practical rehabilitation, management strategies, and direct treatment programs, including the use of technology, are covered in detail.

This third edition presents the tireless ongoing study, research, and clinical application by the best minds in the field of APD whose work is changing the way clinicians are affecting the lives of thousands of individuals who struggle with APD. This edition emerges as a more thorough study of the discipline, with new authors, experimental findings, and discoveries to render the science more definitive.

The third edition includes a global perspective of auditory processing including the latest in evidence base treatment programs. Such additions include:

  • New chapters from internationally renowned authors such as Harvey Dillon, Sharron Cameron (Australia), Doris Bamiou (South America), and Vivian Illiadou (Greece).
  • New chapters addressing neurological brain damage and its impact on auditory processing, psychiatric disorders associated with auditory processing, the impact of otitus media on auditory processing skills, and new methods for diagnosing (spatialized noise test).
  • A new chapter on psychological testing and what psychologists contribute to the full battery of testing, diagnosis, and knowledge base of APD.
  • A new chapter on an evidence based program known as CAPDOTS from Carol Lai in Vancouver with data to support its use in deficit specific remediation.
  • A thoroughly updated chapter from Nina Kraus and her laboratory colleagues at Brain Volts, Northwestern University.
  • Updated chapters reflect the current research on AN/AD and the newest relevant tests for the SLP to administer when screening for APD.
  • Updated images of new FM systems and Apps for treatment.
  • New features such as web links and references/resources.
  • Content has been edited to be more concise and reader friendly for increased readability and comprehension.
  • The book was condensed based on reviewer feedback so that it can be used for a semester of study in the discipline with ease of reading and coursework.

The third edition now includes a PluralPlus companion website with added content for continued comprehensive coverage of APD. Auditory Processing Disorders is a highly practical book designed specifically for practicing clinicians and instructors, both audiologists and speech-language pathologists. It contains a comprehensive review of APD and is an excellent resource for upper level audiology students.


About The Editors

Donna Geffner

Donna Geffner, PhD,is Director of Graduate Programs in Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology at St. John’s University.

Deborah Ross-Swain

Dr. Deborah Ross-Swain is the founder, owner and clinical director of The Swain Center for Listening, Communicating and Learning, The Listening Center in Walnut Creek and Fountain Valley California.

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To access the materials, log in to the website using the URL and Access Code located inside the front cover of your copy of Auditory Processing Disorders, Third Edition.